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Omni Hotels and Mokara Spas Awards and Accolades

 

The Mokara Hotel Spa is located directly across the footbridge from the Omni.  As both properties are owned by the same parent company, Omni guests have access to the Spa. Costs for the many treatments offered vary.

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  • 2016
  • Ostra received the “Award of Excellence” in Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa ranked No. 14 in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey in the “Best City Hotels in the Continental U.S.” category
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was designated as a “Family Vacation Critic Favorite”
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was recognized as the “Best Hotel in Texas” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was awarded a “Four Diamond” rating by AAA
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was recognized as the #10 Best Hotel in Texas by U.S. News & World Report
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was awarded a “Four Diamond” rating by AAA
  • Mokara Spa was recognized as the “Best Luxurious Pampering” in San Antonio Magazine’s “Best of the City Awards”
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa received Four-Stars from Forbes Travel Guide (both the hotel and spa)

 

             2015

 

  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was ranked #22 in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of “Top 25 Hotels in the US”
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa ranked #3 in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of “Top 15 Hotels in Texas”
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was ranked #9 in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of “Top 15 Hotels in Texas”
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio awarded “Best in the South” by readers of Meetings Focus
  • Las Canarias restaurant was selected for “Open Table Diners’ Choice Award”
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa received Four-Stars from Forbes Travel Guide (both the hotel and spa)
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was named a Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner by TripAdvisor
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was selected as a “Silver Badge” Winner by U.S. News & World Report for “Best Hotels in San Antonio”
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was awarded a “Four Diamond” rating by AAA Texas
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was awarded a “Four Diamond” rating by AAA Texas
  • Las Canarias received a “Four Star” rating from AAA Texas
  • Ostra received a “Four Star” rating from AAA Texas
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was recognized as a “Top 50 Hotel in the U.S.” in the T+L 500 World’s Best Awards

 

        2014

  • Omni La Mansión del Rio received a Readers’ Choice Award from Convention South
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking #15 in the category of “Top 25 Hotels in the US”
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio was awarded with TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was included in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2014.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was included in Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle for 2014.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa received a Four Diamond hotel rating by the American Automobile Association (AAA). Ostra received a Four Diamond restaurant rating.
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio received a Four Diamond hotel rating by the American Automobile Association (AAA). Las Canarias received a Four Diamond restaurant rating.
  • The Mokara Hotel and Mokara Spa received four-star designations from Forbes Travel Guide, both the only Forbes Four-Star hotel and the only Forbes Four-Star spa in San Antonio.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa ranked 23rd on TripAdvisor® 2014 Travelers' Choice Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was awarded a Gold Badge from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hotels.” It was ranked #1 in Best San Antonio Hotels, #3 in Best Texas Hotels, and #1 in Omni Hotels & Resorts.

 

             2013

  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was named the best hotel in Texas in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards in October 2013.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was ranked on the “Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World” list at number 99 in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards in October 2013.
  • Mokara Spa was ranked second for “Top 75 U.S. Hotel Spas” and third overall for “Top 10 Spas in the U.S.” as part of Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards in 2013.

  • The Mokara Hotel and Mokara Spa received four-star designations from Forbes Travel Guide, marking the ninth consecutive year the property has been recognized.

  • Mokara Spa was named “Best Downtown Spa” by the Downtown Alliance San Antonio.

  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was named one of the “Top 50 Mainland U.S. Hotels” in Celebrated Living’s annual Readers’ Choice Platinum List. The hotel is one of only two San Antonio properties to be included in this category, and the recognition marks the eighth consecutive year the property has been named to the prestigious list.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was included in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2013.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was included in Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle for 2013.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and The Mokara Spa were both honored with the 2013 Forbes Four-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa received a Four Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association (AAA).
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was awarded a Gold Badge from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hotels in the USA.”

  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was awarded a 2013 Insider Select Award from Expedia. Out of 150,000 properties worldwide only 650 received this award.

 

 

            2012

  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was voted the best San Antonio Hotel by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was voted #3 in category of Best Hotels in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was ranked #69 by U.S. News & World Report on their list of “Best Hotels in the USA.”
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansión del Rio were included as “Readers’ pick of the world’s best hotels” in Condé Nast Traveler.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansión del Rio were included in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2012.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was included in Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle for 2012.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was featured in Travel + Leisure’s 500 “World's Best Hotels” in 2012.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa’s Ostra restaurant received a Four Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association (AAA).
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was voted #3 in a list of the best San Antonio Hotels by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio earned the distinction of "Highest in Hotel Guest Satisfaction Among Upper-Upscale Hotel Chains" by J.D. Power and Associates in 2012.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio’s acclaimed Las Canarias restaurant was awarded “Best Décor” in San Antonio by Zagat guidebook’s 2012 Texas Restaurants Survey.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was included in Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 75 Hotel Spas list for 2012.
  • Las Canarias was awarded the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for 2012.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was ranked #15 overall in Travel + Leisure’s Top 20 Hotels for Value Overall—Less than $300 a Night—in March 2012.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was featured in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 “World's Best Hotels for Families” list.

 

            2011

  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was included in Travel + Leisure’s 500 “World’s Best Hotels” in 2011.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was included on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for the fifth consecutive year in 2011.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio’s acclaimed Las Canarias restaurant being named by ZAGAT as one of the 25 “Best Hotel Restaurants.”
  • Mokara Spa was voted as one of the “Best Hotel Spas” in North America in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Readers Choice Spa Poll.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was voted #12 in the Top 20 Mainland U.S. Hotels category of Celebrated Living’s 2011 “Platinum List.”
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was named among top-ranked hotels in the 2011 Expedia® Insiders' Select List.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansion del Rio were included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 listing of “Best Hotels in the USA.”
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was awarded the “Best of the South” award by the discriminating readers of Meetings South magazine in 2011 for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was named to Travel + Leisure’s 2011 “World’s Best Awards” list. The property ranked (No. 4) among “Top Small City Hotels” in US and Canada and (No. 25) among “Top Hotel Spas” in the U.S. and Canada.  
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa’s Ostra restaurant received a Four Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association (AAA).
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio and Las Canarias received a AAA Four-Diamond Award.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and The Mokara Spa was honored with the 2011 Forbes Four Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide.

 

            2010

  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was honored with the 2010 Forbes Four Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansión del Rio were included in Travel + Leisure’s 500 “World’s Best Hotels” in 2010.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansión del Rio were included on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for the fourth consecutive year in 2010.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansión del Rio were included on Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotel Values” in 2010.
  • Mokara Spa was voted as one of the “Best Hotel Spas” in North America in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Readers Choice Spa Poll.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was voted 1st place for the San Antonio Express-News’ 2010 “Critics Choice-Best San Antonio Spa.”
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio’s Las Canarias was voted 1st place for the San Antonio Express-News’ 2010 “Critic’s Choice-Best Hotel Restaurant” and 2nd place for the “Reader’s Choice-Best Hotel Restaurant” category.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was voted #9 in the Top 20 Mainland U.S. Hotels category of Celebrated Living’s 2010 “Platinum List.”
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio’s Las Canarias restaurant named #1 restaurant in San Antonio by Tripadvisor.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansion del Rio were named to the list of “Top 100 Hotels” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards.  Mokara Hotel & Spa ranked # 20 while Omni La Mansion del Rio ranked # 59.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was awarded the “Best of the South” award by the discriminating readers of Meetings South magazine in 2010 for the third consecutive year.
  • Omni La Mansion del Rio and Las Canarias received a AAA Four-Diamond Award.

 

             2009

  • Mokara Hotel and Spa was included on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for the third consecutive year in 2009.
  • Mokara Spa was ranked among the top ten “Best Hotel Spas” in North America according to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 Annual Spa Poll.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was recognized as one of the “Top 20 Mainland U.S. Hotels” in Celebrated Livings annual Readers’ Choice Platinum List in 2009.
  • Mokara Spa was voted one of the “Top 79 Spas” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Spa Poll in 2009.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansión del Rio were named to the list of “Top 100 Hotels” in the world in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards.” Mokara Hotel & Spa ranked (No. 26) among hotels overall and (No. 2) among Small City Hotels, while Omni La Mansión del Rio ranked (No. 72) among hotels overall and (No. 4) among Large City Hotels.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa received a Forbes Four-Star Award for the fifth consecutive year in 2009.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio ranked #2 of nation’s top 50 family-friendly hotels in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” in 2009.
  • Mokara Spa was recognized in Spa magazine’s second annual Silver Sage Readers’ Choice awards as one of the ‘Great Spas of the Southwest and Rockies.’
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was awarded the “Best of the South” award by the discriminating readers of Meetings South magazine in 2009 for the second consecutive year.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa and Omni La Mansion del Rio were named to the list of “Top 100 Hotels” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards.  Mokara Hotel & Spa ranked # 14 while Omni La Mansion del Rio ranked # 51.
  • Mokara Hotel & Spa was voted one of the top ten “Best Urban Hotel Spa and Favorite Spa Professional” in the 2009 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was named a “Platinum Choice” award winner by Smart Meetings magazine in 2009.

 

             2008

  • Condé Nast Traveler readers rated the Mokara Hotel & Spa as #12 out of the Top 100 hotels in the United States.
  • Omni La Mansión del Rio was awarded the “Best of the South” award by the discriminating readers of Meetings South magazine in 2008.
  • Mokara Hotel and Spa was included on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for the second consecutive year in 2008.

 

             2007

  • Mokara Hotel and Spa received a perfect score on room accommodations and location by Condé Nast Traveler, making 2007 the property’s second consecutive appointment to the Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List.”  Only three hotels in North America received perfect scores. 
  • The Mokara Spa was recognized as Forbes Four-Star Spas.
  • Condé Nast Traveler readers rated the Mokara Hotel & Spa as #24 out of the Top 100 hotels in the United States.

 

             2006

  • Mokara Hotel and Spa was included on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” in 2006.

 

 

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