Casino named a top hotel

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wind Creek Atmore is No. 8 in list of 15 of U.S. News & World Report’s best in state

Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore is No. 8 in the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the top 15 hotels in Alabama.

According to reports, the top two hotels in Alabama are Battle House Renaissance Hotel and Spa and the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa.

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“When it comes to entertainment, dining and guest service, Wind Creek Hospitality takes pride in offering guests an escape from the ordinary,” Wind Creek Hospitality Public Relations Specialist Kristen Gehman Vaughn said. “We strive to meet and exceed the highest standards in the industry; that’s why we are honored to have Wind Creek Atmore and Wind Creek Wetumpka included in US News and World Report’s list of the Top 15 Best Hotels in Alabama. This recognition affirms that our properties are following through on their promise to create winning moments for guests around the state.”

The U.S. News & World Report travel rankings for 2019 were recently released, based on an analysis of expert and user opinions.

“It is an honor to named Alabama’s top hotel by U.S. News & World Report,” said Margo Gilbert, general manager of the Battle House Hotel. “First opened in 1852, the Battle House has been welcoming guests from around the world to downtown Mobile for generations. Our hotel was magnificently restored 12 years ago and maintains a balance of historic charm and the services expected by today’s travelers. Whether watching a Mardi Gras parade from our front doors or planning a meeting of international executives or hosting a group of golfers playing the RTJ Golf Trail, we maintain an exceptional high standard for taking care of our guests. This accolade from U.S. News & World Report is the result of our exceptional team of hospitality heroes and to our owners, the Retirement Systems of Alabama.”

U.S. News & World Report releases annual rankings of the Best Hotels in the USA, the Best Resorts in the USA, the Best Hotels in the Caribbean, the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, the Best Hotels in Mexico, the Best Hotels in Bermuda, the Best Hotels in Europe, the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico, the Best Hotels in Canada and the Best Resorts in Canada. In the future, the publication will continue to expand by adding hotel rankings in other geographic regions.

U.S. News defines luxury hotels as those that consistently receive a 4-, 4.5- or 5-star “hotel class” rating, which is determined by comparing the published class ratings assigned by a number of sources. Introduced in 2019, U.S. News now ranks 3.5-star hotels in the U.S. that have received industry accolades and 3.5-star hotels in select U.S. destinations. As an additional requirement, a hotel property must offer at least 20 rooms in order to be ranked by U.S. News. They do not rank condo properties, apartments, vacation rentals or timeshares.

Alabama’s Top Ranked Hotels for 2019

1. The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa – Mobile

2. Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa – Pt. Clear

3. Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection – Mountain Brook

4. Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa – Florence

5. Fort Conde Inn – Mobile

6. The Westin – Huntsville

7. Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa – Hoover

8. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Atmore

9. Wind Creek Wetumpka – Wetumpka

10. Elyton Hotel, Autograph Collection – Birmingham

11. Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel – Mobile

12. Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center – Montgomery

13. Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National – Opelika

14. The Admiral Hotel – Mobile

15. Perdido Beach Resort – Orange Beach