Considered by many to be the pinnacle of recognition from one of the world’s most prestigious travel authorities and their savvy readers, the Readers Choice Awards evaluate hotels and resorts around the world on the following criteria: rooms, services, food/dining, location, overall design and activities / facilities. More than eight million votes were cast by Condé Nast Traveler readers to compile the 2011 awards list.
“Barnsley Gardens Resort is thrilled to once again be named as one of the best resorts in the world by Condé Nast Traveler,” said Sharon Ordono Cohen, Director of Marketing. “We have worked very hard to distinguish ourselves and to find unique ways to share our magical and historical setting. We truly appreciate the support of our wonderful guests who voted for us.”
Barnsley Gardens Resort is no stranger to awards. This latest achievement caps a vast list of recent accolades including the following Condé Nast Traveler’s honors: 2009 and 2010 “Best In World Reader's Choice,” “Gold List” in 2009 and 2010, “Top 100 Resort Spas” in 2010 and 2011, and being ranked #2 out of 20 Southern U.S. Golf Resorts in “Top 125 Golf Resorts.” Additionally, the resort was also named a 2010 “Silver Medalist Golf Course” by Golf Magazine, designated as the 2008 and 2007 GGCOA “Course of the Year,” received a 4.5 Star Rating in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” 2007, Travel + Leisure’s “500 World’s Best Hotels,” Condé Nast “Johansens Recommendation” in 2007, and and garnered an “Extraordinary” rating by the Zagat Survey of America’s Top Golf Courses (2007/2008).
Designed in the style of an English Village and set in the Georgia the countryside, Barnsley Gardens Resort lies just north of Atlanta on 3,300 acres and offers a full complement of sporting, recreational and spa amenities and is famous for its historic gardens among the ruins. The resort also features a Fairy Godmother, whose sole job is to enhance guests’ stays with her magical touch and creative special activities.