Forbes Travel Guide Awards Five-Star to Acqualina Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Florida

March 05, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL - Acqualina Resort & Spa has been awarded one of the highest honors in the hospitality industry the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award. Acqualina Resort & Spa is one of 76 hotels to receive the Five Star Award throughout the world and the only Five-Star Award winning hotel and resort on Miami Beach.

"We are honored to receive Forbes Five Star Award and to be recognized as one of the finest hotels and spas around the world," said Sase Gjorsovski, Acqualina Resort & Spa's General Manager. "This award is a tribute to the ongoing commitment by Acqualina team members to go above and beyond in delivering a luxury travel experience for our guests."

Accompanying the Miami Beach resort's Five-Star Award are recognitions for Il Mulino New York and Acqualina Spa by ESPA. Il Mulino New York has earned the new 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award, signifying Il Mulino New York at Acqualina Resort & Spa as an exceptional dining establishment. Acqualina Spa by ESPA has also earned the highest rating awarded by Forbes, the 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award. Acqualina Resort & Spa is the latest installment to the travel ratings system that has been the gold standard in the industry since 1958.

Delivering guests an experience beyond expectations, Acqualina Resort & Spa will be showcased with all of the 2013 award winners on, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide.

"The Forbes Travel Guide Annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world's finest hotels, restaurants and spas," said Michael Cascone, President and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. "By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities."

In celebration of its latest recognition, Acqualina Resort & Spa is proud to introduce guests their own Five-Star Experience with a new resort package and five-star amenities. Starting on February 26, 2013, Acqualina Resort & Spa visitors will have the opportunity to experience the five-star resort in South Florida with a five-night getaway (complimentary fifth night) and enjoy five special amenities. This exclusive package is available from February 26 June 30, 2013.

Daily rates starting from:
  • $875 per night ($700 per night including 5th night free) for an Oceanfront Room from now until March 21, 2013
  • $650 per night ($520 per night including 5th night free) for an Oceanfront Room from April 3 to April 30, 2013.
  • $625 per night ($500 per night including 5th night free) for an Oceanfront Room from May 1 to May 31, 2013.
  • $550 per night ($440 per night including 5th night free) for an Oceanfront Room from June 1 to June 30, 2013

  • Suite rates are also available.

    The Five-Star Experience offer includes:
  • Special welcome amenity
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast for two by Il Mulino New York
  • One $75 Piazzetta Marketplace & Restaurant Credit
  • One 50-minute treatment at Acqualina Spa by ESPA
  • One bottle of Champagne upon arrival

  • In addition, The Five Star Experience offer includes complimentary internet access, and children 5 to 12 years old receive complementary access to the AcquaMarine program as part of their hotel stay.

    To book the Five-Star Experience, call 855.621.9852.

    Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach and a recipient of the coveted 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, 2013 AAA Five Diamond Award for four consecutive years and 2012 Andrew Harper's Reader's Choice Award for Top 20 Beach and Family Resorts. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residencies with breathtaking views of Atlantic Ocean. Step into a world of luxury with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including Piazzetta Marketplace and Restaurant and Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious boardrooms, and an innovative marine biology-based children's program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events on the lush property grounds boasting 400 feet of stunning Atlantic coastline. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation set in a class of its own offering eleven multi-functional treatment rooms, four spa treatment rooms, and an extravagant private spa suite for two, along with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace complete with a spa pool, heated jet pool, and Roman waterfall all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. For more information on Acqualina, please visit For reservations, please call 305.918.6777 or 888.804.4338.

    Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide and originator of the prestigious Five Star ratings and certifications, has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. The information gathered from the inspectors' visits can be found along with content by curated hospitality experts, tastemakers, Forbes Travel Guide editors and correspondents at, online home of Forbes Travel Guide.