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Valencia Group Continues to Build It's World-Class Brand of Hotels


Three Hotels Earn a Spot on the Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Readers Choice Award's List

San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

Condé Nast Traveler readers have named all three Valencia Group properties to the magazine's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards list. With a score of 93.5/100 Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston ranks among the best in the United States. Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk(92.2/100) in San Antonio placed at #3 and #6 in the Top 25 Hotels in the Southwest category, while Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose was #3 among the Top 35 Hotels in Northern California with a score of 92.7/100. 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.

Conducted by Boston-based Global Market Insite, Inc., the survey asked readers to rate hotels by relevant criteria on a five point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair and poor. Those scores, which represented the percentage of excellent and very good ratings, were averaged to calculate the final and published score. Criteria ratings consisted of: food/dining, location, overall design, rooms and service. Properties that received a required minimum number of responses were deemed eligible for a Readers' Choice Award. This year's tabulations were an impressive and record-breaking 46,476 responses, and in this 25th annual survey, a total of 1,306 winners were elected.

“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. 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. 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 summer 2013 with an Austin flagship in The Domain. For more information, please visit

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