Valencia Group Continues to build its World-Class Brand as Three Hotels Earn Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler readers have named all three Valencia Group properties to the magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards list. With a score of 94.1/100 Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk with a score of 92.8/100 in San Antonio placed at #2 and #5 in the Top 15 Hotels in Texas, while Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose was #10 among the Top 25 Hotels in Northern California with a score of 90.5/100. The acclaimed trio was developed and are owned and operated by the Valencia Group, a 15-year-old Texas-based corporation that acquires, develops, and manages character-rich hotels that incorporate worldly design and local culture.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey, begun in 1988, is available through a secure Web site at This year’s tabulations of 79,268 responses were done by Equation Research. The questionnaire contains lists of candidates in various categories (Cities, Hotels, etc.). Candidates must receive a required minimum number of responses to be eligible for a Readers’ Choice Award. Individual candidates are judged on a set of criteria relevant to their category, based on a standard five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor.

“We are thrilled that all three hotels in our award-winning collection were recognized by discerning travelers for this prestigious honor,” said Doyle Graham, Jr., President and CEO of Valencia Group. “These rankings confirm that our guests support our commitment to creating hotels with a keen sense of place, thoughtful amenities, timeless design and attentive service.”

Graham is the visionary and thought-leader behind building the Valencia Group hotel collection and attributes much of the company’s success to its unique management approach and efficient cost structure which have made the Valencia Group a leading market performer with consistent customer satisfaction ratings above the 90th percentile.

About Valencia Group

Houston-based Valencia Group provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service boutique hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Recognized both nationally and internationally for their exceptional service and style, Valencia Group hotels fuse a crisp, globally-inspired modern design aesthetic with warm Mediterranean influences. All three of the Valencia Group hotels have earned coveted spots on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for 2013. This year is one of substantial growth for the company with the second Sorella -Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza – slated for an autumn opening in Kansas City, MO and a new concept: Lone Star Court. A 21st Century reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. Lone Star Court will premier in autumn 2013 in Austin at The Domain. For more information, please visit

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