Condé Nast Traveler readers have named all four of Valencia Group’s urban hotels to the magazine’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards list. Each property has proudly secured the #1 position as the top rated hotel in the respective San Antonio, TX, Houston, TX, San Jose, CA and Kansas City, MO markets. With a score of 92.907/100 Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio and Houston’s Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE with a score of 90.721/100 placed at #2 and #5 in the Top 15 Hotels in Texas. Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose was #11 among the Top 30 Hotels in Northern California with a score of 88.278/100. The newest member to the collection, Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City was awarded the #2 position in the Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest with a score of 92.186/100. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk’s impressive scores secured the property a spot on the list of “Top 25 Hotels in the United States”.

More than 128,000 travelers took part in the 28th 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 all 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 Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX; and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. Its newest concept, Lone Star Court, is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. The recently opened flagship is located at The Domain in Austin, TX, and a second, Cavalry Court, is underway in College Station, TX. Also In the development and construction phase are The George™, which will debut in tandem with Calvary Court in summer 2016, plus Valencia Group’s first five-star property, Hotel Alessandra Houston – anticipated to become a downtown landmark in fall 2016. For more information, please visit

San Antonio TX – October 28, 2015



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