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Villas of Grand Cypress Named on Travel + Leisure's 2011 list of Top 20 Hotels for Value Overall


Orlando, Fla.  (February 23,  2011) –In their second appearance in Travel + Leisure this year, Villas of Grand Cypress has been named one of the Top 20 Hotels for Value Overall in the magazine’s March 2011 issue.  Travel + Leisure's prestigious 2011 World's Best Hotel Values is based on data collected in the  2010 World's Best Awards readers' survey.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition,” states Mark Cox, general manager. “Beyond just offering villa accommodations replete with amenities, we follow our core values and engage our employees. That enables us to provide a vacation experience that delivers above and beyond every time. Now that’s value.”

The Villas of Grand Cypress, with 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, is a luxury golf resort in Orlando like no other. With luxurious and spacious Orlando villa suites and endless recreation all adjacent to Walt Disney World®, the Villas is a sanctuary retreat, perfect for golfers, families and business travelers alike.   


The 2011 World’s Best Hotel Values  will appear in the March 2011 issue on Travel + Leisure and is available online at http://www.Travelandleisure/WorldsBest.


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About The Villas of Grand Cypress

The Villas of Grand Cypress is a Four-Diamond property located in the Lake Buena Vista area of Orlando, adjacent to Walt Disney World and just minutes from Universal Studios and Sea World.  A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the property is part of a 1,500-acre resort complex that includes The Villas of Grand Cypress, which features 146 elegantly-appointed accommodations comprised of Club Suites and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with full kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms.  The resort also offers guests a variety of dining alternatives. The award-winning Executive Meeting Center at The Villas of Grand Cypress provides 7,200 square feet of distinctive conference and event function space, as well as meeting support services.  This space increases to 10,400 square feet in season, which includes an elegant air-conditioned pavilion. Widely-acclaimed as offering one of the nation’s most inspired golf experiences, the resort’s Grand Cypress Golf Club features 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf with varying degrees of play difficulty. The Villas of Grand Cypress is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International.

About Travel + Leisure

With an eye for the authentic, the innovative, and the irresistible, Travel + Leisure fuses expert reporting on culture, food, style, and design with stunning photography, transporting readers to the places—and the travel experiences—that matter now. T+L, the monthly title from American Express Publishing and the long-standing authority in its field, has the largest audience of any travel magazine and is an indispensable guide for global nomads. Travel + Leisure has a network of international editions, including Travel + Leisure Mexico, Travel + Leisure Turkey, Travel + Leisure China, Travel + Leisure South Asia, and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.


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