Over the years, The Athens Group has garnered numerous industry and consumer travel-related accolades. There are simply too many to list, but here's a select sampling of some of our favorites.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Ka'upulehu-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii

American Automobile Association (AAA)
Five Diamond Award 1997 through 2013
Andrew Harper’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2013
#1 Hawaii – Beach Resort, Family Resort, Spa Resort
Top 20 Beach Resorts (#7)
Top 20 Spa Resorts (#19)
Top 20 Golf Resorts (#16)
Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
#3 Resort Hotel in the U.S.
Cigar Aficionado, 2013
#1 Best Beach Resort, U.S.
Condè Nast Traveler, Gold List
2007 – 2013 Best Place to Stay in the World
2013, #1 Top 20 Resort Spas - Hawaii
2013, Readers’ Choice Awards Top 100 – Best in the World
125 Top Golf Resorts
#1 Resort in the Pacific Rim
#1 Resort Spa in North America and the Caribbean
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
2005 Annual Environmental Responsibility Award
Forbes Travel Guide Five –Star Award:
2009 – 2013 Hotel
Forbes Travel Guide Four –Star Award
2009 – 2013 Spa
Gallivanter's Guide
2005 and 2006, #3 Best Resort in North, Central and South America
Golf Digest Magazine
2013: 75 Best Golf Resorts - #1 in Hawaii
Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses
National Association of Homebuilders
Five Gold Awards for Best Signage, Best Overall Advertising Campaign, Best Community Brochure, Best Prospect Direct Mail Piece and Best Broker Direct Mail Piece
2013: Annual Winners List – Best Scenic View Restaurants
Robb Report, 2013
#1 Best Golf Resort, #2 Best Resort
Shape Magazine
2013: The Best Hotel for Staying Fit
Travel + Leisure, 2013
#1 World's Best Hotel Spas - U.S./Canada
#1 Best Hotel Hawaii
World’s Best Spas Hawaii
World’s Best Service: #1 in Hawaii
T+L 500: World’s Best Hotels
World’s Best Island Hotels
America’s Best Beach Hotels
America’s Best Beach Bars
TravelAge West
2013, Best Resort for a Hawaiian Cultural Vacation
TripAdvisor 2013
Travelers’ Choice Awards; #1 top Luxury Hotel in the World
#1 Top Hotel
#5 Top Hotel for Service in the United States
Top 10 U.S. Spas
GreenLeader Gold
Urban Land Institute, 1999 Award for Excellence
Best Recreational/Large-Scale Development
Zagat Survey
Best Restaurant, Hawaii Island
#1 Resort in the U.S.
Zagat Survey
#1 Resort Spa in the U.S.

Montage Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California

American Automobile Association (AAA)
Five Diamond Award: 2012 and 2013
Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report:
2004, 2005 and 2006 Top 20 U.S. Resort Hotels
Celebrated Living, 2006
Best of the Best
Cigar Aficionado, 2006
Best Resort Overall
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards:
2013: Top Southern California Resort
2013: Top 270 Spas – Spa Montage
2004 and 2005 Top 5 U.S. Resorts
Condé Nast Traveler
2006 and 2007 Gold List
2013: The World’s Best Places to Stay, Gold List
Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas – Spa Montage
Elite Traveler
2013: Top 101 Suites in the World
Forbes Travel Guide
2013: Five-Star Rating – Hotel, Spa and Restaurant
Gallivanter's Guide, 2006
#2 Best Resort in North, Central and South America
Mobil Travel Guide, 2006
Five-Star Hotel and Resort Spa Award for Spa Montage
2013: Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants – Studio Restaurant
Robb Report Luxury Resorts, 2006
100 Best Places to Stay
Sky Radio, 2006
World's 100 Sexiest Hotels
SpaFinder Wellness 365
2013: reader’s Choice Award for Best Beach Spa – Spa Montage
Travel + Leisure
2013: 500 World’s Best Hotels
2006: One of the World’s Best Hotels
Urban Land Institute, 2006
Award for Excellence: The Americas
Wine Spectator
2013: Wine Excellence Award (Studio)
Spotlight “Employer” Award from the Regional Center of Orange County, 2013
Laguna Beach Beautifiation Council’s 1st Annual Harry Lawrence Star of Excellence in appreciation of a harmoniously beautiful palette of architecture and landscaping, 2013

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado

American Automobile Association (AAA)
2013: Four-Diamond Restaurant, Spago by Wolfgang Puck
American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
Best New Hotel 2001
Condè Nast Traveler
February 2013: “2013 Reader’s Poll” – The Top 270 Spas
January 2013: The World’s Best Places to Stay
Hot List: #7 of the Top 10 World's Most Richest Hotel Rooms (also noted as the Most Luxurious Ski-in Hotel
#41 on the Readers' Choice Awards
2013: Four-Star Spa
July 2013: Top 20 Honeymoon Resorts in the United States
Travel + Leisure
January 2013: World’s Best 500 Hotels
”World’s Best Awards”
#1Top Hotel Spas in the Continental U.S.
#2 Top 10 Hotel Spas Overall
#26 top U.S. Resorts
15 to Watch
U.S. News & World Report 2013
February 2013: Best Hotels for Families
Wine Spectator
Remington's Award of Excellence

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay, California

American Automobile Association (AAA)
Five Diamond Award Earned in resort's first full year of operation (2003 through 2013)
American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
Best New Hotel 2001
Condè Nast Traveler, 2002-2003
Gold List: Best Places to Stay in the World
#18 on the Readers' Choice Awards
Exxon Mobil Travel Guide
Four Star Award
Food & Wine Magazine
Navio: One of the Nation's Top 50 Hotel Restaurants
Forbes Travel Guide
2012 – 2013: Four Star Hotel
Smart Meetings Magazine, 2013
Smart Stars Gold Winner: Best Coastal Hotel
Travel + Leisure
Top 500 Greatest Hotels in the World

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona

American Automobile Association (AAA)
1986-2013: Four Diamond Award
Architectural Digest, 1984
First Environmentally Conceived Resort in North America
Condè Nast Traveler
2002-2003: Gold List, Best Places to Stay
November 2002: Readers' Choice Awards, 16th of Best North American Resorts
June 2001: One of the World’s Best Golf Resorts
The Golfer Magazine, March 2000
One of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World
Golfweek Magazine
2011 – 2013: One of the Best Resort Courses
Meetings Conventions
2010-2013: Gold Tee Award
Meetings Conventions Magazine
2010-2013 “Gold Key” Award for finest meetings service and quality
Mobil Travel Guide, 1986-2003
Four Star Award
Four-Star Award for Ventana Room
Travel + Leisure, Jan. 2003
500 Greatest Hotels in the World
Urban Land Institute, 1987
Award for Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2001-2002
Ventana Room - Best Of Award: One of the Best Wine Lists in the World
Zagat Survey, 2003
Ventana Room as America's Top Restaurants

Montage Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, California

One of "America's Hottest New Hotels"
Condè Nast Traveler
November 2012: One of the "Top 100- Best in the World"
June 2012: One of the "Top 100 Resort Spas—U.S. Mainland" for Spa
November 2011: One of the "Top 200 Hotels in the United States"
June 2011: One of the "Top 100 Resort Spas—U.S. Mainland" for Spa Montage
2009: One of the "World's Top New 140 Hotels—The Hot List
Condé Nast Traveler UK, 2009
One of the "World's Best New Hotels: The Red Hot List"
Forbes Travel Guide
November 2013: Five Stars
November 2011: Five Stars
Genlux, Fall 2011
Top Ten Day Spas in Los Angeles for Spa Montage
GT Tested Awards, Global Traveler, December 2011
One of the "Best Hotels in the United States" and "Best Hotel in the Western United States"
December 2010: One of "Best Hotels in the Western United States"
Haute Living Magazine
June 2012: “Top Five Spas in Los Angeles” for Spa Montage
May 2009: Top Five Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles
Robb Report, 2009
One of "21 Annual Best of the Best"
Travel + Leisure
January 2013: One of the “500 World’s Best Hotels
January 2012: One of the "500 World's Best Hotels"
August 2011: World's Best Awards"
December 2010: One of "2010 T+L World's Best Business Hotels"
2009: One of "It List, 45 Best New Hotels of 2009"
Trip Advisor, January 2012
One of the "Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the U.S."
USGBC LEED for New Construction Rating System, 2009
Gold-Level Certification
U.S. News & World Report, June 2011
One of the "Best Hotels in Los Angeles"
Virtuoso, August 2012
"Best of the Best: Best Bar" for £10 (Ten Pound)

Montage Deer Valley
Park City, Utah

America's Hotel Awards, 2011
Best Hotel Interior
Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
2013: Reader’s Survey – World’s Top Family Resorts
2012: Grand Awards, Best Spa in the World for Spa
Condé Nast Traveler
2011 Hot List—'Three Flames'—Hottest of the World's Hot New Hotels and Resorts and
2011 Hot List for Spa Montage
Engineering News Record, 2011
Best of the Best Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality Project
Robb Report
2012: Top 100 Resorts of the World
2011: Best of the Best
SpaFinder, 2011
Reader's Choice Award—Best Spa for Winter Sports for Spa Montage
Spa Professional 2011 Awards
Best New U.S. Spa Finalist for Spa Montage
Travel + Leisure
2013: World’s Best Hotels
2012: Top 50 Resorts in America
"The 2011 IT List" World's Hottest Resorts
USGBC LEED for New Construction Rating System, 2011
Silver-Level Certification
Virtuoso, 2011
Best of the Best—Best Family Program in the World

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