Mokara Hotel & Spa/Omni La Mansion Del Rio Accolades

Friday 01st, January 2016 / 12:37 Written by
Mokara Hotel & Spa/Omni La Mansion Del Rio Accolades



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The end of 2015 marks another award-winning year for San Antonio’s luxurious Mokara Hotel & Spa and historic Omni La Mansión del Rio. The hotels were recognized by national outlets, some of which were determined by industry experts and while others were in the hands of the travelers themselves through reader’s choice surveys.

The current accolades 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 79-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 as 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® 2015 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States, ranked 24th.


In the 13th year of the TripAdvisor 2015 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 2015 Travelers’ Choice winners, visit:


  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

o   #3 in “Top 15 Hotels in Texas”

o   #22 in “Top 25 Hotels in the U.S.”


More than 128,000 travelers took part in the 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—the most in its history—submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to create a list of winners. Readers complete the questionnaire online across a range of categories. Individual candidates are judged on a set of criteria relevant to their category, based on a standard five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. For a full list of winners, visit


  • U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels rankings

o   2015 Silver Badge Winner

o   #6 in Best Texas Hotels

o   #1 in Best San Antonio Hotels


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,


  • OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award – San Antonio – Ostra

o   #5 in “Restaurants Great for Outdoor Dining”

o   #8 in “Most Scenic View Restaurants”


OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 16 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 32,000 restaurants. Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. For the full listing of San Antonio winners, visit


Omni La Mansión del Rio


  • AAA Four Diamond hotel rating
  • AAA Four Diamond restaurant rating for Las Canarias
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

o   #9 in “Top 15 Hotels in Texas”      

  • Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Awards

o   Recognized within “Top 50 Hotel in the U.S.”

  • Meetings Focus – “Best in the South”


The awards recognize hotel properties that provide the highest level of service and the finest meeting and event facilities, as voted on by readers. The readers are asked to choose their favorite properties based on criteria of quality of meeting space, guest rooms, staff, service, food and beverage, amenities, activities and value. For the full listing of winners, visit

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  • OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award – San Antonio – Las Canarias

o   #1 in “Best Restaurants for Brunch”

o   #7 in “Best American Restaurants”

o   #10 in “Most Scenic View Restaurants”

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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 Canariasrestaurant 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


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