La Valencia - La Jolla, California, 92037, United States

La Valencia Hotel Ranks High

in Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels

La Jolla Property Recognized For Being One Of The World’s Top Hotels

LA JOLLA, CALIF. – (December 16, 2009) – La Valencia Hotel is proud to be honored in Travel + Leisure’s “500 World’s Best Hotels” 8th annual awards. Travel + Leisure, among the most respected travel magazines worldwide, sent its international team of reporters and editors to check out the 500 highest ­rated hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges in the “World’s Best” survey and identified what makes them special, highlighting La Valencia Hotel for its continued commitment to providing an exceptional hotel experience for its guests.

La Valencia Hotel ranked highly in California with an impressive score of 82.50.

“It is an honor that La Valencia continues to be valued so highly by Travel + Leisure,” said David Friederich, Managing Director of La Valencia Hotel. “Our vision is to give our guests an unparalleled experience, and this distinction is a recognition of that.”

Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2010 “500 World’s Best” appears in the January 2010 issue of the magazine and online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/tl500/2010/region/us. Travel + Leisure international team of reporters and editors again searched the globe for the best and highest­rated hotels it could find, drawing from the Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” Awards compiled through readers’ surveys and released in July 2009. The eighth annual “500 World’s Best” list includes hotels, inns and lodges from six continents.

About La Valencia

La Valencia opened in 1926 and offers 113 guest rooms, suites and villas. It overlooks the scenic and popular La Jolla Cove and the majestic Pacific Ocean. La Valencia Hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and National Trust Historic Hotels of America. The hotel has received the Four­Diamond Award for 12 consecutive years by the AAA Automobile Club of Southern California. The hotel’s restaurants include the romantic and intimate Sky Room, the Mediterranean Room and Patio as well as the Whaling Bar and Grill, which is reminiscent of a seaside pub. The hotel is located at 1132 Prospect Avenue, La Jolla, Calif. 92037. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800­451­0772 or by visiting La Valencia online at www.LaValencia.com.

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