SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 10, 2011 11:22 ET

Florida Resort's Rating Soars Up Conde Nast Traveler's 'Best' List

Magazine Readers Dub Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa Among Top in U.S.

MARCO ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - Always reaching for higher levels of service and distinction, one of the premier luxury resorts in Florida has skyrocketed up Condé Nast Traveler's list of Top 150 U.S. Resorts.

Soaring up the impressive list to No. 41, the world-renowned Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa is a world-class retreat offering exquisite guest accommodations and remarkable amenities to maintain its elite status among fine Marco Island, Florida hotels.

Listed as No. 70 on last year's report, the Florida resort's spiral upward is a direct result of overall satisfaction responses of dedicated Condé Nast Traveler's readers, all of whom are passionate about travel. Through its Reader's Choice Poll, the renowned Condé Nast Traveler magazine compiles and publishes its annual ratings, naming the best of the best among resorts, hotels, cruises, airlines, cities and islands worldwide. This year's culmination of honors to what has come to be known as the "Gold List" among travel ratings reflects the combined opinions of 28,876 readers.

Resorts are scored on activities/facilities, food/dining, location, overall design, rooms and service. Spas are scored for treatments, staff, facilities, number of treatment rooms and the cost of a basic massage. The Marriott's Marco Island Resort, which boasts three miles of pristine white sand beaches, scored 89.1 on the list.

A tranquil island paradise, this southwest Florida resort's opulent accommodations include sophisticated choices of meticulous guest rooms and spacious hotel suites that pamper guests with luxurious bedding ensembles and state-of-the-art technology. Combining the excitement of a beach vacation with the delightful harmony of a Balinese-inspired escape, the Marco Island Marriot Beach Resort also features a full-service spa specializing in wellness treatments that pay tribute to the ocean, following Balinese lore that respects the water's mystical elixir of life. Picture-perfect sunsets over sparkling swimming pools and glimmering Gulf of Mexico waters provide an ideal setting for quiet relaxation while exciting water sports, shelling cruises, parasailing and sightseeing adventures are nearby.

An exclusive selection of restaurants and eateries are scattered about the resort offering everything from upscale and trendy steak and seafood menus to American favorites or sushi and appetizers. Beachside dining, a poolside bar and elegant dinner options are all available as the resort focuses on creating an exceptional vacation destination.

About the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa

The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa is a duffer's dream as the hotel's Marco Island, Florida private championship golf course, The Rookery, is an acclaimed championship course nestled in shallow wetlands with native surroundings and many species of birds. Offering guests a relaxing reprieve from the daily stresses of life, this Marco Island resort is a rejuvenating destination dedicated to providing the ultimate in vacation travel.

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