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WHY IT RATES: Launched in early 2018, Willows Hotel & Spa features open-air dining, 600-square-foot suites and luxury spa facilities.-Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer.
Willows Hotel & Spa, Viejas Casino & Resort's new adult-only destination, received the award for Best Hotel during the 14th Annual HOSPY Awards hosted by NEWH, the premier networking organization for the hospitality industry.
Willows Hotel & Spa, which launched in early 2018, was designed to embody modern elegance, luxury and offer guests a serene, architecturally-stunning escape that pulls the surrounding scenic mountainscapes into the property.
The annual HOSPY Awards honor excellence in the hospitality industry and achievement in architecture, design, and development. At the 2018 award ceremony, held on September 8 at the Wynn Las Vegas, NEWH honored Willows Hotel & Spa as well as the hotel's architect of record, Cuningham Group Architecture Inc., for the 159-suite tower hotel that features open-air dining, 600-square-foot suites, and luxury spa facilities.
"We're humbled to be among those recognized as the best of the best in hotel concept and design," said Todd Simon, general manager at Viejas Casino & Resort. "Willows Hotel & Spa is a world-class hotel that truly represents the beauty of our region and brings to life our steadfast commitment to excellence - in every single detail of our guest experience."
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., with the assistance of contractors iGroup Design and Swinerton Builders, thoughtfully executed the design and construction of Willows Hotel & Spa. The group's approach was intended to uplift the human experience through a well-balanced marriage of simplicity and elegance, which comes to life through the hotel's modern décor and amenities, stunning room design, lush landscaped walkways and show-stopping mountain views, all of which guests enjoy at the hotel.
Past winners of the Best Hotel Award include Wynn Palace in Macau, China, Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City, Iowa.
Event proceeds from The HOSPY Awards fund scholarships for students pursuing hospitality-focused careers in Interior Design, Architecture, Hotel Management, and Culinary Arts. To date, the organization has awarded more than $350,000 to students.
For more information about Willows Hotel & Spa and Viejas Casino & Resort, visit www.viejas.com
SOURCE: Willows Hotel & Spa press release
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