• Condé Nast Traveler names top ranked resorts in 2019 Reader's Choice Awards

    POSTED November 13, 2019

Lake Austin Spa Resort is recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as the #2 Destination Spa Resort in the world and #1 Destination Spa Resort in the U.S. in the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Adjacent from a nature preserve, the property is fixed among the Texas Hill Country. Located just outside of Austin with easy accessibility by water taxi or car, the resort is the only waterfront destination spa in the world.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and its readers as one of the top ten wellness resorts for more than ten years in a row. When Billy Rucks and Mike McAdams purchased this property in 1997, they knew it had potential to be best in class, and we are so humbled that our guests also feel the same. We are proud and so thankful to our staff and guests for this great achievement,” says Janis Clapoff, managing director of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

The resort offers all-inclusive vacation packages, which include accommodations in one of 40 charming lakeside guest rooms, daily gourmet meals, indoor and outdoor fitness activities, and a selection of spa treatments.

“Lake Austin Spa Resort would be great for a corporate retreat or a visit after a long workweek. It is a place to discount and reconnect with yourself or co-workers. The award-winning luxury resort is helping businesses reimagine methods for improving a company’s performance, via creative and innovative activities on the water,” explains Clapoff.

La Cantera Resort & Spa is recognized as the #1 resort in the Southwest & Texas and #8 resort in the US. La Cantera Resort & Spa is the only Texas resort to be ranked in the top 10 throughout the U.S.

Erected on 550-acres just 20 minutes away from the San Antonio International Airport, La Cantera Resort & Spa offers an oasis of breathtaking views in the Texas Hill Country. The resort possesses two world-class, championship golf courses, 12 different dining venues including Signature, inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman; and a 25,000-square-foot wellness center, Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness.

“We take pride in our world-class property, team and services, and we are elated and humbled to be ranked so highly especially since it comes directly from readers and travelers who have experienced our Hill Country oasis,” says John Spomer, vice president and managing director. “We look forward to continuing to provide elevated service and experience to our future guests.”

La Cantera Resort & Spa has more than 115,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor event and venue space. The resort also provides a variety of other meeting and event services including, but not limited to, culinary delights, leisure and team-building opportunities and an on-site world-class spa, making it an ideal place for hosting corporate meetings and retreats.

The Beach Club at Charleston Resort & Marina is recognized as the #2 Resort in the South and #1 Resort in South Carolina for the second year in a row.

Nestled in Mount Pleasant, seven minutes from downtown Charleston, The Beach Club is a remarkable waterfront hotel with 92 guestrooms and luxury amenities in a lovely coastal setting. With a team committed to servicing guest, The Beach Club exudes southern hospitality and charm, making the resort instantly feel like your home away from home.

“Being recognized in the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row is a testament to the Beach Club’s dedication to servicing our guests with Southern charm and relaxed hospitality,” says Oliver Rooskens, managing director at The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. “We are honored and couldn’t be more proud to deliver an exceptional waterfront experience in Charleston that you can’t find anywhere else.”

The Beach Club at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina is well-equipped for hosting corporate meetings and events. The resort exceeds more than 6,100 square feet of indoor meeting space in addition to 34,000-square-feet of outdoor meeting space, as well as more than 200 hotel guestrooms. 

“Annual conferences, training seminars, incentive programs, boardroom meetings, award ceremonies—we host it all at our Charleston, SC venue. Trust our resort’s expert team to handle every detail from beginning to end. We have an experienced team standing by to help plan and execute a unique retreat,” says Nick Saltmarsh, general manager, The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.

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