The Inn of The Five Graces Has Been Chosen the Top Hotel in the USA by Condé Nast Traveler

This follows Travel + Leisure naming The Inn of The Five Graces the #1 City Hotel in the United States and the #33 World’s Best Hotel

Santa Fe, N.M., October 7, 2019 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with The Inn of The Five Graces named the #1 Hotel in the USA/Southwest & West and #4 Top Hotel in the United States.

In June, the Inn, an intimate, luxurious hideaway on a historic street just blocks from the heart of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, also received high honors from Travel + Leisure: #1 City Hotel in the United States and #33 in the World’s Best Awards 2019.

“We are so honored to have been given such prestigious awards by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure,” said Ira and Sylvia Seret, co-owners of the hotel. “Together with our son, Sharif Seret, we have poured our love and creativity into The Inn of The Five Graces to create a little jewel in the Land of Enchantment. It means a great deal to us that our efforts have been recognized in this way.”

In 1994, Ira and Sylvia, visionary art collectors and designers, set out to design a hotel that would be a sanctuary of peace and luxury, offering a guest experience that would be a visual delight and a place to rejuvenate both body and mind. Using their signature Seret aesthetic, they created 25 rooms and suites that are set around three enchanting courtyards with fountains from India and Roman mosaics. Each guest room is unique, filled with one-of-a-kind antiques, rugs, textiles, and architectural elements that the Serets sourced from their many travels through the Silk Road countries. Their son, Sharif, joined the team and took over operations in 2009, taking the service and experience to an even higher level to ensure that guests have every amenity a sophisticated global traveler could want. Since 2007, the hotel has been a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, and this summer it opened The Spa of The Five Graces, which offers treatments based on ancient echoes of the Silk Road, featuring expertly handcrafted blends of rich organic botanicals for longevity, rejuvenation, and health. In keeping with the rest of the property, the spa is bejeweled with intricate tile mosaics in the bathrooms, and the rooms are adorned with extraordinary art and objects from Central and South Asia, imbuing the space with the spirit of the artisans and their traditions.

The Inn of The Five Graces is named for the Eastern concept that we are graced with five ways to experience the splendor of the world: sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. The Serets created this special property to offer their guests the splendor of all five.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious awards in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The full list of winners can be found here: The full list of 2019 Travel + Leisure Top 100 Hotels can be found here:

The Inn will be celebrating throughout the year with special packages. For more information, go to or call 505-992-9057. You can also follow them @fivegraces on Instagram.

For additional press information or photos, or to arrange interviews with the Serets, please contact Clare Hertel at 505-670-3090 or via email at

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150 East DeVargas St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
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