Grande Lakes

Awards and Accolades

Since opening in July 2003, Grande Lakes Orlando has consistently delivered the highest levels of service to our guests. Below some of the awards and honors the resort has received


Grande Lakes Orlando Food and Beverage

TripAdvisor
•"Certificate of Excellence for Highball & Harvest", 2017
•"Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame for Primo", 2015
•"Certificate of Excellence for Primo", 2014
The Daily Meal "Best Hotel Restaurants From Around the World," NORMAN'S Ranked #37, 2014"
Orlando Sentinel "Critic's Choice Best Italian Restaurant in Orlando'" Primo, 2014
Orlando Date Night Awards
• "Best Date Night Restaurant-Upscale'" Ranked #2, Primo, 2013
• “Best Date Night Activity” #1 Griffin Cooking School, 2014
• “Best Date Night Restaurant- Upscale” #1 Primo, 2014
Zagat Survey
• "America's Top Restaurants" Primo, 2013
• "America's Best Restaurants" NORMAN'S
Orlando Style Magazine “Best Haute Cuisine ‘Reader’s Choice Award’” NORMAN’S, Silver, 2012
Edible Orlando Magazine "“Best of ‘Best Hotel Restaurant for Local Food’” PRIMO 2012
OpenTable
• “OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S.” NORMAN’S, 2012
Florida Trend magazine
• "Golden Spoon Award" Primo 2011, 2012
• "Golden Spoon Award" NORMAN'S 2012
Wine Spectator Magazine
"Award of Excellence 'Wine List'" NORMAN'S, 2011
Orlando Home & Leisure magazine
• "Silver Spoon Award 'Fine Dining'" Ranked #1 for NORMAN'S 2011
Orlando Magazine "Best in Dining 'Best Restaurant'" PRIMO 2010
James Beard Foundation
"Award for Culinary Excellence" Chef Norman Van Aken
• "Award for Culinary Excellence"Chef Melissa Kelly
Food and Beverage Ratings
• AAA: Four Diamond, NORMAN'S 2004-2014
• AAA: Four Diamond, PRIMO 2004-2014

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

TripAdvisor
•"Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame", 2015
•"Certificate of Excellence", 2013, 2014
•"GreenLeaders Silver Level", 2014
CVENT "Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States, 2012-2014"
Orlando Date Night Awards "Best In-City Overnight" 2013-2014
Orlando Business Journal "Best Places to Work in Orlando", 2013"
Smart Meetings "Platinum Choice Award" 2011, 2013
Meetings and Conventions Magazine
"Gold Platter Award" Meeting Planners' Poll, 2014
• "Gold Key Award" Meeting Planners' Poll, 2004-2014
• "Gold Tee Award" Golf and Meeting Excellence, 2004, 2006-2007, 2011-2012
Family Vacation Critic “Best Florida Family Hotel and Kid Friendly Resorts”, 2017
MeetingsToday “Best of Meeting Today Award”, 2017
Medical Meetings Magazine "Merit & Distinction Award for Meeting Excellence" 2010
Hotel Ratings
• AAA: Four Diamond Rating 2004-2014

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

TripAdvisor
•"Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame", 2015
•"GreenLeaders Silver Level", 2014, 2015
•“Travelers’ Choice The Best Hotels ‘Luxury’”, Ranked #19, 2012
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel Rankings
"Gold Badge Winner "Best Hotels in the USA" Award, 2014
Expedia Insiders' Select List, 2013
Orlando Date Night Awards"Best In-City Overnight" 2013-2015
US News Travel
“Top hotels in Orlando-Walt Disney World”, #2, 2015
• “Top hotels in Orlando-Walt Disney World”, #3, 2016
• “Top hotels in Orlando”, #1, 2013
• “2013 Best Hotel in the US”, #9 in Florida, 2013
Southwest Orlando Bulletin
• "Best Wedding Location Reader's Choice", #3, 2013, 2015
• "Best Local Resort Reader's Choice", #1, 2013, 2015
Orlando Business Journal"Best Places to Work in Orlando," 2013
Cvent"Top 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean,” 2013-2014
Orlando Magazine
“Best Local Resort” Reader’s Choice Ranked #1, 2011, 2013
“Best Local Getaway” Reader’s Choice Ranked #2, 2011
Travel + Life Magazine
"The World’s Best 500 Hotels” 2013
• "America’s Best Lake Hotels”, No. 7, 2012
• "“The World’s Best Hotels ‘Top 100 U.S. Hotels’”, 2007-2012
Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
"“Best Resorts in Florida” Reader’s Poll, #13, 2014
• "“Top 40 Resorts in Florida” Reader’s Poll, #9, 2013
• "“Top 40 Resorts in Florida” Reader’s Poll, #17, 2012
• "Top U.S. Mainland Resorts”, 2007-2011
• "Best Resort Spas” Reader’s Poll, 2007, 2009-2010
• "World's Best Places to Stay 'Gold List'", 2006-2010
The Ritz-Carlton "Banquet Food Quality 'Americas, Caribbean and Mexico'" Ranked #1, 2012
Meetings and Conventions magazine
• "Gold Key Award" Meeting Planners' Poll, 2007-2010, 2012
• "Gold Tee Award" Golf and Meeting Excellence, 2010
WeddingWire.com “Bride’s Choice Awards”, 2012
The Ritz-Carlton “Ease of Event Planning ‘Americas, Caribbean and Mexico’”, Ranked #1 2012
The Knot Magazine “Best of Weddings”, 2010
Spafinder Wellness Travel Awards “Best for Families”, 2016
Family Vacation Critic “Best Florida Family Hotel and Kid Friendly Resorts”, 2017
Medical Meetings Magazine"Merit & Distinction Award for Meeting Service Excellence”, 2010
Hall of Honor “Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service”
Hotel Ratings
AAA: Four Diamond Rating 2004-2014
• Forbes Travel Guide: Four Stars 2004-2014

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando, Grande Lakes
USA Today 10Best "Best Hotel Spa, Reader's Choice Award”, #1, 2016, 2015
American Spa magazine "Favorite Resort Spa, Professional Choice Award”, 2014
Orlando Life magazine "Best Resort Spa Readers' Choice”, 2013"
Orlando Date Night Awards "Best Spa for Couples", 2013-2016
Southwest Orlando Bulletin "Best Day Spa Reader's Choice", #3, 2013
Orlando Magazine "Best Day Spa Reader's Choice", #1, 2013
Orlando Weekly "Best Spa" Reader's Choice Ranked #1, 2013
Orlando Business Journal "Best Spa” Reader’s Choice, 2011, 2013, 2015
Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
• “Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States” Ranked #57, 2014
• “Top 100 Resort Spa- U.S. Mainland” Ranked #24, 2013
• “Top 100 Resort Spa- U.S. Mainland” Ranked #15, 2012
• “Top 270 Spas in North America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and at Sea” Ranked #15, 2012
• "Top 100 Resort Spas in the Country” Ranked #7, 2011
• "240 Top Spas” Ranked #3, 2010
Orlando Style magazine Best Spa for Body & Soul ‘Reader’s Choice Award’” Silver, 2012
TripAdvisor.com
•"Certificate of Excellence", 2015, 2017
•"Top 10 Hotel Spas in the U.S. Ranked #2, 2012
Orlando Home & Leisure magazine "Central Florida’s Best Resort Spa”, 2011"
American Spa magazine"Favorite Spa Treatment Menu” Professional’s Choice Award, 2010
The Ritz-Carlton Spa Ratings
• Mobil Travel Guide: Four Star Rating, 2005-2010
•Forbes Travel Guide: Four Star Award, 2011-2012

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

GolfWeek's "2015 GolfWeek's Best Resort Courses"
International Association of Golf Tour Operators "Overall winner of the 2013 Sustainability Awards
Golf Digest Magazine
• “America’s Top 50 Golf Courses for Women, July 2013”
Marriott Golf
"Golf Club of the Year”, 2012
• Ranked #1 in Condition of Golf Course, Golfer Satisfaction survey, 2012
• Ranked #2 in Overall Golf Experience, Golfer Satisfaction survey, 2012
Golf Course Management Magazine“Environmental leaders in golf”, National Resort Course Winner, 2012
Meetings and Conventions magazine "Gold Tee Award”, 2004, 2007-2008, 2010-2011
Condé Nast Traveler Magazine"Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America” Readers’ Poll, 2004-2011
TripAdvisor.com
•"Certificate of Excellence", 2015
GolfWorld magazine"100 Best Golf Shops”, 2006-2010