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Hotel Vitale Honored as One of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in Annual Award

SAN FRANCISCO (January 30, 2013) – Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre luxury property located on San Francisco’s stunning waterfront, proudly announces its recognition by U.S. News & World Report  as one of the 2013 Silver Badge Winners, a top ranking on the publication’s best hotels list that honors the hotel as one of the best in the city. 

The U.S. News & World Report  2013 Best Hotels are calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations, and ratings.

“We are very pleased to receive this prestigious accolade,” said Melony Williams, general manager at Hotel Vitale.  “It affirms what we hear from our guests every day regarding the exceptional level of service and unmatched amenities they experience at Hotel Vitale, and  reflects our team’s dedication to delivering ‘luxury, naturally’ to every guest – whether it’s for an overnight stay, dinner at Americano, or visit to Spa Vitale.” 

To create this year's rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. In total, 1,639 U.S. luxury hotels and 273 Caribbean hotels were analyzed for the 2013 rankings. Only a fraction of these scored high enough to be named Best Hotels by U.S. News.

"This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for luxury properties," said Chad Smolinski, vice president of rankings and reviews at U.S. News & World Report .  "Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty programs will no longer suffice.  People are seeking hotels that go above and beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience.  Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings." 

Hotel Vitale in San Francisco offers waterfront views that include iconic San Francisco landmarks such as The Ferry Building, the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, and Alcatraz.  These vistas can be taken in from Hotel Vitale’s unique outdoor terrace event spaces and from the Americano patio on the hotel’s lobby level.  Hotel Vitale offers many indulgences and amenities with a “luxury, naturally” experience for every guest.  The popular penthouse-level Spa Vitale provides therapeutic massage and facial treatments, and Americano Restaurant, under the direction of Executive Chef Kory Stewart, serves hand-crafted, Italian cuisine. 

Hotel Vitale is located at 8 Mission Street at the corner of Embarcadero in San Francisco.  


About Joie de Vivre Hotels

Since its founding in San Francisco in 1987, has made curating authentically local and eclectic experiences its signature.  Each one of Joie de Vivre's more than 30 hotels is an original concept designed to reflect its location and to engage the five senses.  Today, the innovative hospitality company manages the largest collection of boutique hotels and resorts in California and is expanding outside the state with hotels in Honolulu, Chicago and Scottsdale, Arizona.  Joie de Vivre is a brand. 


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Media Contacts:  Tish Gallegos, Colleen Gallagher, or Brianna Denn, Glodow Nead Communications at 415.394.6500.