Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 Rank RI’s Ocean House No 1 Resort in Continental USWATCH HILL, RI , July 3, 2014 – Ocean House, Rhode Island’s first and only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel, is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 list of Top Resorts in the Continental U.S. Ocean House also earned the No. 5 ranking on the overall list of best hotels in the world according the list, a huge leap from No. 95 in 2013.

“We are overjoyed to learn that Ocean House is receiving this tremendous honor,” said Daniel Hostettler, President & Group Managing Director, Ocean House Management, LLC. “This accolade is especially rewarding as it is voted on by travelers themselves, and this means that those who have visited our hotel truly see Ocean House as a special place and consider us to be the best in the nation, and even world.”

As the youngest hotel to ever achieve this honor of top resort in the continental U.S.(Ocean House was rebuilt and reopened in the spring of 2010), Ocean House earned the top spot based on traveler votes. The 2014 lists mark the 19th year of the annual poll which reveals readers’ favorite hotels, cities, cruise lines, spas and more. In 2013, Ocean House earned the No. 10 spot on the list.

“Being selected as the best hotel in the continental United States is both gratifying and humbling, as we know the expectations of our guests will rise even higher,” said Hostettler. “I am sure our committed team will rise to the occasion and achieve even greater levels of success.”

The full results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 can be found on their website, and in the August issue of the magazine, on newsstands July 18.

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The Ocean House, one of New England’s last grand hotels, re-opened its doors in June 2010 after a $140 million rebuild and restoration. The 136-year-old property, originally built just after the Civil War, is perched high on the bluffs in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Guests enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean, Montauk and Block Island from the resort’s 49 guestrooms and 15 signature suites. Farm-to-table casual and fine dining, the 12,000-square-foot OH! Spa and more than 10,000 square feet of event space make the Ocean House ideal for mid-week business retreats, close-to-home family vacations, weekend luxury escapes and destination weddings. This stately property is the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated resort in Rhode Island. For more information, please visit or call 401-584-7000.


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