MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Eight properties from the White Lodging portfolio were recognized on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels list for 2018.
The Best Hotels list covers over 24,000 luxury properties in regions of the United States, Europe, Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico, ranking properties by both industry expert and hotel guest opinion.
“For more than 30 years, our portfolio has illustrated excellence in hospitality,” said Ken Barrett, President and CEO of White Lodging’s Hospitality Management division. “It’s exciting and validating to see the hard work we’ve put into the lifestyle and luxury properties in our portfolio pay off in a big way with this recognition.”
Four White Lodging properties received a Silver Badge as the Best Hotel within their destination, marking the top 30 percent of all ranked luxury properties.
A silver badge winner, the JW Marriott Austin is located in downtown Austin, Texas, offering more than 1,000 guest rooms, 112,000 square feet of meeting space, a rooftop pool with cabanas and onsite spa. The JW Marriott Austin serves both business and leisure guests in upscale surroundings, headed by industry veteran, General Manager Scott Blalock. The hotel is offering a package of 15 percent off to celebrate its silver badge.
The JW Marriott Indianapolis also received a distinguished Silver Badge. Run by General Manager Phil Ray, the 34-floor luxury property is the tallest hotel in Indiana, containing more than 1,000 guest rooms, two restaurants and the largest Marriott ballrooms in the Midwest.
A Silver Badge winner, The Westin Austin Downtown is located in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, offering 366 guest rooms, 19,000 square feet of meeting space, a rooftop pool, bar and overlooking the city, and is pet-friendly. Regular wellness activities, such as group runs and rooftop yoga are offered. The hotel is offering a special package with 18 percent off to celebrate the award.
A Silver Badge winner, the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown is located in the heart of East Town, downtown’s thriving district in Milwaukee, WI, offering 205 guest rooms, 9,000 square feet of meeting space, and an on-site restaurant which emphasizes local meats and cheeses.
Included on the Best Hotels list, Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University is a has an unrivaled location on the Vanderbilt University campus, offering 301 guest rooms, 11,000 square feet of meeting space, convenient access to some of the best dining, entertainment