WaterColor News & Press - Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
WaterColor Inn & Resort Ranked #3 in the "Top 40 Resorts in Florida" by Condé Nast Traveler Readers
WaterColor Resort - (October 18, 2013) - Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (October 18, 2013) – WaterColor Inn & Resort is #3 on the "Top 40 Resorts in Florida" according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. In the magazine's 2013 survey results, WaterColor Inn & Resort is among an elite group of resorts scoring above 90 in the annual survey. The designation as #3 in the "Top 40 Resort in Florida" is determined by a readers' choice survey where travelers are asked to rate each resort's location, overall design, service, dining, activities and more.
"Being included on the list as one of the Top 40 Resorts in Florida re-enforces the work our team does everyday," said WaterColor General Manager Andrew Czarnecki. "Our team is dedicated to excellent service, and making sure that each and every guest has a memorable vacation. We are thrilled to once again be recognized by the Conde' Nast readers ."
WaterColor Inn & Resort Ranked as a "World's Best Hotels for Families" by Travel + Leisure Readers
WaterColor Resort - (October 15, 2013) - Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (Oct, 2013) – WaterColor Inn & Resort receives a top award for family travel. The readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have selected WaterColor Inn & Resort as
a "World's Best Hotels for Families" awarding the scenic resort #2 on the list in the United States. The publication asked readers to vote and to share opinions on their favorite properties to compile the "go-to resource" for family travel.
"We are excited to be selected for the list of family focused resorts by the readers of Travel + Leisure," said WaterColor Inn & Resort General Manager Andrew Czarnecki. Our kids programs are the center of our family offerings and allow kids an exciting day of arts, crafts and exploring nature. Children even have their own KidsCamp area with a pool, soccer field and fishing pond. The WaterColor Resort beach also offers a day of exploration for families including kayaks, YOLO boards (stand-up paddle boards) and an adventure outing with seasoned guides. The Gulf-front location, plus the welcoming service our staff provides to families, keeps them coming back and ranking us as a top destination."
WaterColor Inn & Resort Ranked in "World's Best" Top 100 Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure Readers
WaterColor Resort - (July 02, 2013) - Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (July 2, 2013) – WaterColor Inn & Resort receives another award for excellence. The readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have selected WaterColor Inn & Resort as one of the top 100 hotels in the world and ranked the Resort as #12 on the "World's Best" list for the Continental United States. The publication asked readers to vote on the places they've stayed recently, and to share opinions on their favorite properties.
"We are honored to be selected as part of this exclusive list of resorts by the readers of Travel + Leisure," said WaterColor Inn & Resort General Manager Andrew Czarnecki. "Our stunning location on the beach, plus the warm and welcoming service our staff provides to guests, keeps them coming back and ranking us as a top destination." WaterColor Resort joins other prestigious properties on the "World Best" list including another Noble House Hotel & Resort, LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, Florida.
WaterColor Resort Awards
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WATERCOLOR INN & RESORT EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Honored as a Top Performing Resort as Reviewed by Travelers on the
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - (May 22, 2013) - (Santa Rosa Beach, FL) 22, May, 2013 – WaterColor Inn & Resort, the premier Gulf-front resort offering luxury accommodations mixed with a distinctive Southern charm, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Four Star By Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide, and named WaterColor Inn & Resort as part of this list.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - (February 26, 2013) - WaterColor Inn & Resort will be showcased with all of the 2013 award winners on Startle.com, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide. In addition to Forbes Travel Guide's annual list of Five- and Four-Star hotels, restaurants and spas, the company revealed its new "Recommended" rating category, designating well-appointed hotels, restaurants and spas that deliver enhanced service, distinct value and a strong sense of place. This rating category joins Forbes Travel Guide's Five-Star and Four-Star ratings designations, which since the company's founding in 1958 as Mobil Travel Guide, have been the gold standard for hospitality excellence.
THE CAA ANNOUNCES WATERCOLOR INN & RESORT WILL HOST
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. --Jan. 25, 2013--The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces the 2013 ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival will be held at WaterColor Inn & Resort
WaterColor Inn & Resort - (January 25, 2013) - The 25th annual celebration of the arts continues to grow and will fill the streets, greens and common areas of WaterColor with fine art and crafts booths, live musical performances, kids' activities, art demonstrations, workshops and more. Produced by the CAA and presented by WaterColor and Visit South Walton, ArtsQuest will be held Mother's Day weekend, May 10-12.
"We're excited about the new location," said Jennifer Steele, executive director of the CAA. "The beautiful setting on Cerulean Park and Marina Park will be the centerpiece and the festival will extend to the streets and unique spaces throughout WaterColor."
WaterColor Inn & Resort Presents Two Days of Extraordinary Films
Telluride Mountain Film Festival on Tour at WaterColor Inn &Resort
WaterColor Resort - (September 17, 2012) - Santa Rosa, FL) - Celebrate the 12th Annual Film Festival at WaterColor Inn & Resort November 2-3 with two days of films created to inspire courage, thought and empathy. Festival gates open at 6:00 p.m. and films begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the gate.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Draws Rave Reviews in Andrew Harper's Luxury Travel Publication as a Top 20 Favorite Family Resort
The resort was selected by Haprer from more than 1,000 properties he recommends in his 2012 Hideaway Report's Readers' Choice Awards
WaterColor Resort - (September 16, 2012) - (Santa Rosa, Fla.) - For the second year in a row, WaterColor Inn & Resort is recognized by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report as one of the world's top family resorts. The luxury travel publication and website's reader members voted WaterColor Inn & Resort as one of the Top 20 Favorite Family Resorts in their Readers' Choice Survey. According to Hideaway Report, family resorts are top-of-mind this year, as many readers requested more information on multi-generational travel in this year's survey. "We pride ourselves on service and amenities for the entire family," said Patrick Murphy, WaterColor Inn & Resort's General Manager. "Being recognized as a Top 20 Favorite Family Resort in this prestigious travel publication allows us to showcase what we have to offer."
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TripAdvisor Awards WaterColor Inn & Resort Certificate of Excellence
World's largest travel site offers unbiased reviews and travel tips for vacationers worldwide
WaterColor Resort - (May 25, 2012) - (Santa Rosa, FL) - WaterColor Inn & Resort's list of accolades and awards keeps growing. The most recent is the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. TripAdvisor boasts more than 60 million reviews and opinions monthly by real travelers.
Fish Out of Water Wins Prestigious Golden Spoon Award
WaterColor Inn & Resort's flagship restaurant among 64 selected by Florida Trend Magazine
Fish Out of Water - (May 25, 2012) - (Santa Rosa, FL) - WaterColor Inn & Resort's AAA Four Diamond Restaurant Fish Out of Water known for its virtuoso cuisine has another distinction: the restaurant has been named one of the 2012 Golden Spoon Award winners. Florida Trend Magazine annually bestows Golden Spoon Awards to Sunshine State restaurants that offer diners the very best in food, service and décor. Fish Out of Water is one of three northwest Florida restaurants to receive this special recognition.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Listed as Top 20 Family Resort by Andrew Harper
The resort was selected from over 1,000 properties
WaterColor Resort - (October 11, 2011) - (Santa Rosa, Fla.) - WaterColor Inn & Resort is no stranger to rave reviews, with a stunning list of awards to brag about. Most recently, readers of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, a luxury travel publication and website, voted WaterColor Inn & Resort as one of the Top 20 Family Resorts in their October 2011 readers' survey. This recent survey ranks their readers Top 20 U.S. and International properties, with 75 or fewer rooms. The entire list includes favorite beach resorts, city hotels, family escapes, food and wine properties, golf resorts and spas.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Welcomes the 2nd Annual 30A Songwriters Festival
Popular festival will transform Scenic Highway 30 A into a Music Highway with more than 100 artists during a 3 day holiday weekend
WaterColor Resort - (December 31, 2010) - Santa Rosa, FL - (December 16, 2010) A who's who of singer-songwriters will converge on Watercolor Inn & Resort and the Beaches of South Walton County in northwest Florida for the second annual 30A Songwriters Festival January 14-16 during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The resort located along Scenic Highway 30 A between Seaside and Grayton Beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico is one of the festival's primary hosts.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Again Ranks in Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure Readers
Travel magazine asks readers to vote on their favorite hotels around the world in the ninth annual poll
WaterColor Inn & Resort - (December 21, 2010) - Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (December 21, 2010) - WaterColor Inn & Resort is again recognized for excellence in service and amenities by the readers of Travel + Leisure. For the fourth year in a row, WaterColor Inn & Resort in northwest Florida has been named to the prestigious list of Top 500 Hotels in the World by readers of the popular travel magazine. "This is an exclusive list," said Eric Sather, General Manager of WaterColor Inn & Resort. "Being named to the list once is an honor. Being selected four times reinforces what we already know - our level of service is second to none and our stunning location keeps visitors coming back and naming us a top destination."
WaterColor Inn & Resort Takes Top 15 Spot in Conde Nast Traveler 2010 Readers' Choice Awards for Mainland U.S. Large Resorts
WaterColor Inn & Resort recognized for location, rooms and service
WaterColor Inn + Resort - (October 15, 2010) - Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (October 18, 2010) - WaterColor Inn & Resort has another reason to brag: Conde' Nast Traveler readers have ranked the resort number 15 in the "Top 100 Mainland U.S. Large Resorts" category in the recently released 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. The magazine asks readers to rate each resort's location, rooms, service, activities, dining and more.
WaterColor Inn & Resort to be Featured on The Today Show
NBC network morning news program segment will highlight Travel + Leisure top 50 best family hotels and cruises in the U.S. and Canada.
WaterColor Inn & Resort - (October 12, 2010) - Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (October 8, 2010) - Readers of Travel + Leisure have ranked WaterColor Inn & Resort second out of a list of the world's best family hotels and cruises in the U.S. and Canada. Now, viewers of NBC's The Today Show will get a chance to find out how & why readers made their selection when a Travel + Leisure editor is interviewed Wednesday, October 13, during the third hour (9 a.m. Central - check your local listings) of the morning news program. Information about the top five resorts on the list will be presented including video clips of each resort.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Ranked Second on Travel + Leisure's World's Best Survey of Family Hotels and Cruises
Ranked Second on Travel + Leisure's World's Best Survey of Family Hotels and Cruises
WaterColor Inn + Resort - (September 22, 2010) - Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (September 22, 2010) - WaterColor Inn & Resort has received another award for excellence in service and amenities from one of the world's most respected travel magazines. Travel + Leisure readers have ranked WaterColor Inn & Resort second out of 50 on a list of the world's best family hotels and cruises.
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WaterColor Resort announces Use of mobilezen for Mobile Information Delivery - 99699
WaterColor Resort - 99699 - (August 08, 2010) - WaterColor Inn & Resort is excited to announce its use of mobilezen, Inc., a web-based platform that allows businesses and individuals to communicate information direct to mobile phones via text messaging and mobile web.
"Mobilezen is an inexpensive and effective method of communicating with our target audience", said Jennifer Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing. "By giving our customers and clients the ability to access information about WaterColor Inn & Resort instantly, at their point of need, we are able to improve communication and more effectively deliver our message." With mobilezen, WaterColor Inn & Resort remains on the leading edge of technology and service, giving customers the information they need to make an informed decision, when they want it, where they want it, direct to their mobile phone.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Ranked in Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and Canada by Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (July 23, 2010) - WaterColor Inn & Resort is once again recognized as one of the "World's Best" by readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine in the publication's 15th annual "World's Best Awards Readers' Poll". Readers have selected WaterColor Inn & Resort as one of the "Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and Canada". The magazine invites readers to vote on resorts they've visited recently and to share opinions on their favorite properties.
Beaches of South Walton Coastline Unaffected and Ready for Summer Travel
Destination Prepared and 'Open for Business' with New Airport Opening Just Days Away
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. - (May 12, 2010) - Visitors continue to enjoy great weather and events along Beaches of South Walton's 26 miles of unaffected coastline, as the destination prepares for a new international airport and an influx of summer travelers.
"The daily headlines might be full of doom and gloom, but what our visitors are seeing are emerald waters and white sand beaches,' said Tracy Louthain, director of communications for the Beaches of South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC). 'Our community is prepared for any potential impacts, but our primary message is that our destination is open for enjoyment."
WaterColor Inn and Resort Announces 'Unlimited Golf Getaway Package'
Package Features Luxury Gulf Coast Vacation Home Accommodations, Unlimited Play at Camp Creek, Shark's Tooth
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (May 05, 2010) - The WaterColor Inn and Resort - Northwest Florida's only AAA Four Diamond rated hotel, located on the Gulf of Mexico - today announces an "Unlimited Golf Getaway Package," including accommodations and unlimited golf at highly-ranked Camp Creek and Shark's Tooth, starting at $165 per person per night.
Breakfast Now On the Menu at Award-winning Fish Out of Water
Watch the waves roll in while enjoying gourmet fare - from shrimp & grits to house baked breads
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (March 05, 2010) - Guests at WaterColor Inn & Resort no longer have to wait until dinner to enjoy its AAA Four Diamond cuisine. Fish Out of Water now slings its legendary hash for breakfast, too.
Southwest Airlines Coming to Northwest Florida-Panama City International Airport
Panama City, FL - (March 02, 2010) - Millions of potential tourists and business travelers on Wednesday got closer to relaxing escapes when Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly announced that the carrier will provide service to the new Northwest Florida-Panama City International Airport when the facility opens in May 2010.
'ANNIKA Experience at WaterSound' Raises Over $100,000 for ANNIKA, Mia Hamm Foundations, and Destin Children's Charities
WaterColor Inn & Resort and WaterSound Beach located on scenic 30A in Northwest Florida Beach
WaterSound Florida - (February 19, 2010) - The event featured the Davis Love III-designed Origins Golf Club and Tom Fazio-designed Camp Creek Golf Club -- amenity golf courses of The St. Joe Company's WaterSound communities - and the WaterColor Inn and Resort, an award-winning 60-room boutique inn on the Gulf of Mexico. WaterSound Beach vacation accommodations offering luxury condos and vacation homes.
ARTISTS WANTED FOR POPULAR ART IN THE PARK EVENT
Annual event at WaterColor Inn & Resort attracts crowds from across the Southeast
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (February 18, 2010) - On Saturday, March 20, 2010, the WaterColor Community Association will host the 5th Annual Art in the Park from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in WaterColor's Town Center and Cerulean Park. Each year this event brings a variety of artists and vendors as well as a large following of visitors from all over the Southeast. This funky, eclectic and colorful event is the perfect way to welcome spring and relax with friends and family while taking in the beautiful outdoor scenery of WaterColor's Cerulean Park!
WATERCOLOR INN & RESORT WELCOMES SPORTS STARS, FANS
Join Annika Sorenstam and Mia Hamm for weekend events including golf match and kids' fitness classes
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (February 10, 2010) - WaterColor Inn & Resort celebrates a visit by LPGA great Annika Sorenstam and Olympic medalist and soccer star Mia Hamm with a special ANNIKA Experience package that includes a stay at your choice of WaterColor Resort or WaterSound Beach and entry to the weekend's biggest events. Annika and Mia come to beautiful 30-A February 19 and 20, 2010 for the ANNIKA Experience at WaterSound, a two-day golf, fitness and culinary event focusing on healthy lifestyle education for kids.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Stands Out with AAA Four Diamond Award
Honor also earned by WaterColor's Fish Out of Water Restaurant
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (December 28, 2009) - For the third year in a row, WaterColor Inn & Resort is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel because of its upscale property, extensive array of amenities and high degree of hospitality and service. AAA is one of the nation's most trusted travel resources, and issues its list yearly based on comprehensive hallmarks of quality and attention to detail. WaterColor's Fish Out of Water restaurant is also a AAA Four Diamond restaurant for the third consecutive year for its "consistently world-class experience."
WaterColor Inn & Resort Ranked in Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure Readers
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (December 21, 2009) - WaterColor Inn & Resort kicks off the new year with yet another award for excellence in service and amenities. For the third year in a row, the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have selected WaterColor Inn & Resort as one of the top 500 hotels in the world. The publication asks readers to vote on the places they've stayed recently, and to share opinions on their favorite properties.
WaterColor Inn & Resort Ranked 23rd Best Mainland U.S
Resort in Condé Nast Traveler's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (October 30, 2009) - The WaterColor Inn & Resort, one of the most celebrated resorts on Northwest Florida's stunning Gulf Coast, was ranked 23rd in the "Top 75 Mainland U.S. Resorts" category of Condé Nast Traveler's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards. This is the third consecutive year that WaterColor Inn & Resort has been named to this prestigious list.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TO PROVIDE EASIER ACCESS TO
WATERCOLOR INN & RESORT WITH NEW ROUTES TO PANAMA CITY
Eight Nonstop Flights Daily Start May 2010
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (October 27, 2009) - The stunning white sand beaches of Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast and the award-winning WaterColor Inn & Resort will be more accessible than ever when low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines commences twice-daily nonstop service from the new Northwest Florida - Panama City International Airport to four U.S. gateways in May 2010.