Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Named #1 Hotel in Destin By U.S. News & World Report's Best Hotels in 2016 Rankings

MIRAMAR BEACH, FL, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - For the third consecutive year, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is named the top-ranked hotel in Destin, Fla., according to the results of an annual poll released by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings identify the top ten percent of more than 2,500 of the best hotels in the USA, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. Results are determined by the prominence of industry accolades a hotel receives, along with its reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.
"To be recognized once again as the number one hotel in Destin is outstanding and a great accomplishment," said Robert Kallmeyer, director of resort operations for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. "Our resort is more than a hotel, it's a destination. This award represents the hundreds of hospitality professionals dedicated to creating amazing memories and experiences for our guests."

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"We've ranked the top hotels in Destin based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings," U.S. News & World Report stated. "Out of 144 hotels, one property — Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort — stands out for exceptional quality."
In addition to innumerable amenities, Sandestin boasts a variety of year-round festivals and events for families and guests of all ages. Not to be overlooked, Sandestin's seven-plus miles of pristine beach and bay front are attributed as the "whitest, powdery sand beaches you have ever seen."
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort also allows each guest to enjoy a host of complimentary amenities including daily use of bicycles, kayak and boogie board rentals, access to resort pools and towels, resort transportation, tennis court time, access to the fitness center and so much more.
For more information about Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, visit or call 866.91.BEACH.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 Resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife.

Director of Golf Leo Simonetta with a Springtime update on The Wigwam.