[Longboat Key, FL, December 26, 2013] – The year 2013 has proven to be an award-winning one for The Resort at Longboat Key Club. Travel + Leisure’s renowned annual listing of the world’s top 500 hotels and resorts worldwide has been released and The Resort at Longboat Key Club is pleased to announce its inclusion in this highly respected list. Now in its 18th year, this compilation is comprised of resorts, destinations and companies that define the very best in travel, as chosen by individual readers in the annual survey.
“I am very pleased that The Resort at Longboat Key Club has been recognized by the Travel + Leisure readers as a top resort worldwide. It speaks volumes to the quality of our service and the outstanding amenities that we have to offer. To be recognized alongside some of the most iconic resorts and hotels in the world is quite an honor,” said Jeff Mayers, General Manager of The Resort at Longboat Key Club. “I thank the entire staff for their professionalism and dedication, they are the key to achieving this distinction. Furthermore I am appreciative of our ownership’s continued commitment to providing the resources that allow us to offer world-class accommodations and amenities.”
Accolades and awards that have been received by the resort during 2013 include: the AAA Four-Diamond Award for the 30th consecutive year; Condé Nast’s “Top 40 Florida Resorts” list (#12); Tennis Resort’s Online “Top 25 Gold Medal Tennis Resort, Worldwide” award; Successful Meetings “Pinnacle Award”; The Knot “Best of Weddings”, 2013; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” and the “Florida Clean Marina” award for the 11th year.
Also included in this year’s Travel + Leisure’s top 500 list were two sister properties of the resort, Sunset Key Guest Cottages, a Westin Resort in Key West, FL and the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater, FL, both in the Ocean Properties portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts throughout the United States and Canada.
About The Resort at Longboat Key Club
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is Sarasota’s premier AAA Four-Diamond beachfront resort and private club, renowned for its distinctive guest service and unparalleled amenities. Easily accessible from two international airports, on-site amenities include 45 holes of championship golf, the award-winning Tennis Gardens, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, Island House Spa, eight distinctive restaurants and lounges, a 291 slip, deep-water marina,12,000 sq.ft of flexible meeting space and a pristine white sand beach. Located at 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, Florida, reservations can be made by calling (941) 383-8821, (800) 237-8821 or by contacting us online at www.LongboatKeyClub.com.