San Antonio TX – October 16, 2018 –Condé Nast Traveler readers have named three of Valencia Group’s full-service hotels to the magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards list. Hotel Valencia Santana Row was #1 in San Jose and #17 among top hotels in Northern California with a score of 96.43/100. , With a score of 96.97/100 Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio and Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE with a score of 95.62/100 in Houston placed at #7 and #14 in Texas. Both were in the top four of their respective cities.

More than 429,000 travelers took part in the 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—the most in its history—submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to create a list of winning favorites. The poll questionnaire contained lists of candidates in various categories (Cities, Hotels, etc.), and a minimum number of responses was required to be eligible for a Readers’ Choice Award. Individual candidates were 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 several of our full-service 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 reinforce the appeal of our dedication to ‘Timeless Hospitality’ and 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 is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities, and settings, Valencia Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The Valencia Group portfolio currently includes the Valencia brands: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. The Sorella brand includes Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX by developer Midway.  Other brands include Midway and Valencia Group’s The George™ in College Station, TX and Midway’s Hotel Alessandra in Houston, TX.  The Court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX,  Cavalry Court in College Station, TX and Texican Court, coming soon to Irving, TX. For more information, please visit



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