Forbes Travel Guide announced Acqualina Resort as a Five Star Hotel, making it the 12th year in a row the property has received this prestigious, ultra-exclusive industry accolade. In addition, Forbes Travel Guide awarded Acqualina Spa with a Five Star Spa rating.

Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide, and announces its Global Star Ratings yearly, listing the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, and spas. Only properties that meet Forbes’ hospitality standards — the most stringent in the industry — achieve a Five Star, Four Star, or Recommended rating. Professional inspectors check into and check out every property they rate regularly, evaluating 900 rigorous criteria to determine a Star Rating that takes the guesswork out of travel planning and establishes a global benchmark for luxury travel.

“We are absolutely elated that Acqualina has once again been honored with the distinguished Five-Star hotel and spa designation for the 12th consecutive year. This recognition highlights our core mission to providing unparalleled personalized service, ensuring our guests’ joy and tranquility, and creating unforgettable memories,” says Deborah Yager Fleming, CEO and Partner.

In addition to the Forbes Travel Guide announcement, Acqualina was named by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 Best Hotel in the U.S. and #1 Best Resort in U.S., as well as #1 Best Hotel in Florida, #1 Best Hotel in Miami Beach, #1 Best Resort in Florida and #1 Best Resort in Miami Beach in their annual Best Hotel Awards.

To mark the occasion, Acqualina invites guests to book the Five Star Experience Package. Guests receive the fifth night free when booking a five-night getaway. In addition, they can indulge in such offerings as a special welcome amenity, daily buffet breakfast for two, and complimentary Internet access.

With four world-class restaurants, curated amenities and luxurious rooms and suites, Acqualina Resort provides an exclusive experience and ultra-luxurious beach lifestyle like no other. The gorgeous beachfront location features outdoor living room settings, three oceanfront swimming pools, and cabanas where guests can make online reservations. Guests of Acqualina can bask in the South Florida sun or spend the afternoon shaded by palm trees. The attentive team will make sure every need is met. That includes everything from serving a delicious Mediterranean lunch on the beach to providing a delectable coconut or a cocktail where guests never need to leave the beach.


Acqualina Resort & Residences is where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. The lush grounds feature red couches set on Seashore Paspalum grass and are dotted with signature red umbrellas. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, the alfresco Costa Grill, Ke-uH Japanese restaurant and Avra Miami, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms, and AcquaMarine, 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. Acqualina Spa provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family-owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. 

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