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Four Seasons Maui #2 Best Hotel in the Nation

June 14, 2011, 11:06 AM HST
* Updated June 14, 2:32 PM
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Continued emphasis on increasing airlift, especially direct airlift to the neighbor islands, is expected to contipute to visitor spending and job creation.  Four Seasons Wailea Resort, photo by W.Osher.

Four Seasons Resort Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Sonia Isotov

U.S. News Media Group today released its rankings of the Best Hotels in the USA listing Four Seasons Resort Maui in the number two spot in the nation, right behind the Elysian Hotel in Chicago.

The Four Seasons Resort Maui was selected from among 852 luxury hotels and 86 properties with the highest overall ratings were named to the list of Best Hotels in the USA. The U.S. News hotel rankings are based on the opinions of travel experts and from customer satisfaction guest reviews across the web.

“The goal of the Best Hotels rankings is to help travelers identify the best hotels based on the opinions of many people, not just a handful of individuals,” says Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. “Our consensus-based approach allows us to rank hotels and provide guidance to travelers in an unbiased way.”

The 10 highest-rated hotels overall are:

  1. Elysian Hotel Chicago – Chicago, IL
  2. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Maui, HI
  3. Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago – Chicago, IL
  4. Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
  5. The Fairmont Olympic Hotel – Seattle, WA
  6. The Hermitage Hotel – Nashville, TN
  7. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park – New York, NY
  8. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
  9. Trump International Hotel & Tower, New York – New York, NY
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10.  The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples – Naples, FL

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Find hotel rankings for all 49 destinations here: Best Hotels by Destination

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