Valencia Group Hotels Named Among Top Hotels in U.S.

Valencia Group Hotels Named Among Top Hotels in U.S.

Luxury hotel properties in San Jose, San Antonio and Houston top U.S. News & World Report list 

HOUSTON, TX. – (February 5, 2013) –  Valencia Group is proud to announce that all of the luxury hotel management  properties, Hotel Valencia Santana Row, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk and Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE, were recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in the USA 2013 as among the top luxury hotels in their respective cities.  Editors from U.S. News & World Report analyzed recommendations from many sources, comparing reviews, accolades, and ratings for nearly 2,000 luxury hotels throughout the United States.  Valencia Group is thrilled to report that the hotels in the collection consistently rank at the top.

Hotel Valencia Santana Row was named the #1 hotel in San Jose, beating out 104 other hotels. Recognized for ideal location to restaurants and an active nightlife, Hotel Valencia Santana Row visitors suggest indulging at Citrus Restaurant or InSpa.  Travelers also enjoy the rooftop pool, complimentary breakfast, and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk was rated #4 in San Antonio, out of 18 San Antonio hotels and #23 out of 106 hotels in the great state of Texas.  U.S. News & World Report noted that Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is the “see-and-be-seen enclave on the River Walk”.  Boasting of the offering of Vbar and Citrus as “beautiful people in beautiful clothes sipping beautiful cocktails”, the hotel’s guestrooms are just as elegant.

Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE landed at #3 on the list for Houston and locked in the #12 spot in the state.  Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE stood out for its rooftop infinity pool, sleek and modern design, and gourmet contemporary dining at Bistro Alex as well as the intimate Monnalisa Bar with its starlit ceiling and fireplace.

Roy Kretschmer, VP of Operations for Valencia Group says “Valencia Group hotels are specifically designed to create natural social gathering spaces with great food and beverage programming central to that goal.  It is refreshing to see that all of the award listings name our offerings from our hip and sophisticated bars to our farm to table restaurants.”

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.  Valencia Group continues to forge a niche with anchor hotels in mixed-use environments where the right balance of residential, restaurant, retail and office coalesce to create full-spectrum accretive value in sought after urban settings.  Signature properties such as Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA, Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX have become destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their location within the cultural heart of a city.  All three of these hotels have earned coveted spots on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for 2013.  2013 marks a year of substantial growth for the company with the second Sorella – Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza – slated for a fall opening in Kansas City, MO and the launch  of a new concept:  Lone Star Court.  A 21st Century reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. Lone Star Court will premier in early 2013 with an Austin flagship in The Domain.  For more information, please visit



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