Rhode Island's Ocean House Named Top Resort in U.S.

The recently renovated Ocean House hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island has been named the top resort hotel in the country and the No. 5 hotel worldwide, according to Travel and Leisure Magazine's 2014 World’s Best Awards.

The Ocean House, which reopened in spring 2010 after years of reconstruction, is the newest hotel ever to receive the top honor in the continental U.S. The hotel ranked No. 10 in 2013.

“We are overjoyed to learn that the Ocean House is receiving the tremendous honor," said Daniel Hostettler, president and group managing director of Ocean House Management, LLC, in a statement. "This accolade is especially rewarding as it is voted on by travelers themselves, and this means that those who have visited our hotel truly see Ocean Hotel as a special place and consider us to be the best in the nation, and even the world.”

The Ocean House was awarded its fourth consecutive AAA Five Diamond rating earlier this year, Rhode Island’s only establishment to receive such recognition.

“Being selected as the best hotel in the continental United States is both gratifying and humbling, as we know the expectations of our guests will rise even higher,” said Hostettler, in the statement. “I am sure our committed team will rise to the occasion and achieve even greater levels of success.”

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