San Antonio’s Mokara Hotel & Spa, Omni La Mansión Del Rio continue to accrue accolades in 2014

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Mokara SpasSan Antonio’s renowned Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansión del Rio continue to celebrate a successful start to 2014 after garnering national recognition from four of the country’s most well-respected travel resources.

The accolades, which come on the heels of Mokara Hotel & Spa being featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List and Platinum Circle at the beginning of January, include:

Mokara Hotel & Spa

  • AAA Four Diamond hotel rating
  • AAA Four Diamond restaurant rating for Ostra

Mokara Hotel has been recognized as a Four Diamond property every year since 2005. The AAA Diamond ratings continue a 78-year tradition where AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced hotel and restaurant evaluations, assigning approved establishments a rating of One to Five AAA Diamonds. Only 5.3 percent of the more than 29,000 hotels approved by AAA make the Four Diamond list. For more information, visit

  • Forbes Four-Star hotel winner
  • Forbes Four-Star spa winner

Mokara is the only Forbes Four-Star hotel in San Antonio and well as the only Forbes Four-Star spa in San Antonio. By Forbes standards, Four-Star hotels require attention to detail and an accommodating staff in a distinctive setting. Four-Star spas are defined by their wonderful experience in an inviting and serene environment with personalized service and again, a well-trained staff. For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit

  • TripAdvisor® 2014 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States, ranked 23rd

In the 12th year of the TripAdvisor 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards, the world’s most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels. Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe. For a full list of TripAdvisor 2014 Travelers’ Choice winners, visit:

  • Gold Badge winner, 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels rankings
    • #1 in Best San Antonio Hotels
    • #3 in Best Texas Hotels
    • #1 in Omni Hotels & Resorts

The rankings identify the best hotels in the USA, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada based on an unbiased methodology that combines the prominence of industry accolades a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests expressed through online reviews and ratings. The Gold Badge rating represents the top 10 percent of all ranked luxury hotels in the United States as part of the “Best Hotels in the USA” list. For a full list of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels rankings, visit:

Omni La Mansión del Rio

  • AAA Four Diamond hotel rating
  • AAA Four Diamond restaurant rating for Las Canarias

Omni La Mansión del Rio is one of twelve hotels that have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 38 consecutive years – since 1976 when the Diamond Ratings were first introduced for hotels.

“We are honored to be ranked by these outstanding sources and to be listed among such a prestigious group of hotels, resorts and restaurants,” said General Manager Rusty Wallace. “To be recognized by loyal guests as well as editors of the nation’s leading travel publications is a testament to the commitment of our associates to provide the very highest levels of service and ensure each of our guests receives an unparalleled experience.”

About Mokara Hotels & Spa
The Mokara Hotel & Spa is the companion property to the illustrious Omni La Mansión del Rio, both of which have been owned and operated by Omni Hotels & Resorts since 2006.  With its stunning views of the tranquil River Walk in downtown San Antonio, Mokara blends a serene setting with relaxed sophistication to bring a guest experience where the exceptional is always included.  In addition to the acclaimed 17,000-square-foot Mokara Spa, the property features 99 elegantly appointed guest rooms and Ostra, an unrivaled seafood epicurean experience.  For more information, call (866) 605-1212 or visit

About Omni La Mansión del Rio
Situated on the tranquil River Walk in downtown San Antonio, the historic Omni La Mansión del Rio marries Spanish Colonial architecture and old-world charm with modern comforts.  Hallmarks of this authentic experience include 338 comfortably appointed guest rooms and suites, the award-winning Las Canarias restaurant and its Texas Hill Country-infused menu, flexible meeting and event space and unparalleled service standards. For more information, call (800) 292-7300 or visit