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Villas of Grand Cypress Named One of World's Top 500 Hotels By Travel + Leisure Magazine


Orlando, Fla.  (January 2011) –Travel + Leisure’s ninth annual compendium of the 500 top-ranked hotels in the world includes the Villas of Grand Cypress as one of the best in Orlando, Florida. In fact, this luxury, villa resort scored the second highest rating in the area with an 88/100.   The prestigious T+L 500 is based on the 2010 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey results.

“We are honored to have our resort selected by the well-traveled readers of Travel + Leisure,” said Mark Cox, general manager for the Villas of Grand Cypress. “It is extremely rewarding that our commitment to providing memorable experiences is recognized by our guests. We could not do it without our dedicated Villas of Grand Cypress team.”

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 T+L 500 is available online now at

and will be in the January 2011 issue of the magazine on newsstands December 24, 2010.

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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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Rebecca Kollaras

Benchmark Hospitality’s Florida Resorts



Karen Moraghan

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