An internationally beloved travel destination, Santa Fe has finished in the top five in the “Top 10 Small Cities in the U.S.” category for several years, making it one of the most awarded cities. “Santa Fe is truly honored to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and its prestigious readers once again as one of the top 10 cities in the country,” TOURISM Santa Fe Executive Director Randy Randall. “Our city continues to evolve so we can continue to provide visitors with new ways to be immersed in Santa Fe. With legendary history and culture, an expansive art scene, accommodations with world-class status and most importantly, countless memorable experiences for visitors, The City Different lives up to its name. We are proud to continue winning national recognition as a top destination.” The full list of winners can be found here. SANTA FE News: Top 20 Hotels in USA/Southwest & West1st – Inn of the Five Graces2nd – La Fonda on the Plaza9th – Eldorado Hotel & Spa12th – Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi Santa Fe hotel The Inn of Five Graces ranked as the #1 hotel in the category of “Top 20 Hotels in USA/Southwest & West” and #4 on the list of “Top 10 Hotels in the USA.” In addition to the win for Inn of Five Graces, multiple hotels and resorts throughout The City Different were award winners. Honors for Santa Fe area properties include: The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and commonly known as “the best of the best of travel”. Top 30 Resorts in USA/Southwest & Texas7th – La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa11th – Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa30th – Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe “We are honored to have been selected in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Reader’s Choice award again this year,” said The Inn of Five Graces co-owners Ira and Sylvia Seret. “Together with our son Sharif Seret, we have poured our love and creativity into The Inn of the Five Graces to create a little jewel in the Land of Enchantment. It means a great deal to us that readers have recognized the hotel in this way. We are hidden away on a historic street near the center of town, and one of the things that makes our hotel so special in addition to our outstanding staff and unparalleled service, is the artisan work from Silk Road countries that runs through every aspect of our property — it’s our signature Seret aesthetic. Santa Fe celebrates artists, and so do we. Over and over again we hear from guests what a unique and special experience they have when they stay with us.” SANTA FE ― Condé Nast Traveler announced Tuesday the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Top 10 Hotels in USA4th – Inn of the Five Graces Santa Fe placed #2 in the category of “Top 10 Small Cities in the U.S.”. The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and will be celebrated in the forthcoming November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions. To determine results, more than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how people travel today.
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The match at the Stade Velodrome was supposed to be Friday’s curtain raiser for a season being broadcast under a new TV deal set to bring record revenues to clubs living on scraps for the past five months.The league’s five-year contract with Spain’s Mediapro gives the 20 clubs €1.153 billion each season, a welcome boost to the coffers after last season was suspended in March and then curtailed while Europe’s other big leagues restarted and finished their campaigns.However fans will instead be greeted by Bordeaux hosting Nantes on Friday, a slightly less attractive prospect than the Europa League final taking place later that evening and a French club potentially becoming champions of Europe for the first time since 1993 over the weekend.The postponement of Marseille’s clash with Saint-Etienne to 17 September comes after four players among Andre Villas-Boas’s squad tested positive for Covid-19 as a second wave of the pandemic threatens France.On Wednesday Toulouse became the first French city to declare face masks compulsory outdoors in a bid to halt the quickening spread of the virus.France’s third-most populated city Lyon said masks would become compulsory in certain areas from Saturday, a measure already in place in capital city Paris.Meanwhile more than half of the top division’s clubs have recorded cases of the disease — totalling some 40 players — jeopardising their preparation and causing the cancellation of many pre-season friendlies.One of those players is Nantes captain Abdoulaye Toure, whose side had recorded seven virus cases since the end of last month but will currently play the season’s opening match.“We are worried about having not been able to take the car out of the garage for three months and when we do finally get back on the road having to stop every 100 kilometres.”A 57-page medical and health protocol set up by the League is designed to limit stoppages and reduce contamination as much as possible.Players will be tested two to three days before each match and a game should be postponed as soon as four cases are found at the same club within an eight-day period. This is precisely what happened to Marseille and could happen to Nimes.“Even with the best will, the best medical system, the best controls, we have risks which do not depend on us and which can cause us major harm”, warned one club president.Notwithstanding fears over the virus, some fans will be allowed to attend matches, with a government-mandated maximum of 5 000 people including the teams and coaching and organisational staff permitted to enter stadiums.However fan groups at several clubs said the rules mean they will not go to matches.The virus worries have overshadowed what has been billed as an exciting new season following France’s exploits in the Champions League and a number of clubs, including Lyon, Marseille and Monaco looking to re-establish themselves as forces with which to be reckoned.However PSG will take some stopping after they cruised to a domestic treble last season and aim for a 10th league title that would draw them level with faded former powerhouse Saint-Etienne.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ligue 1 is due to return today from lockdown but the threat of the coronavirus looming large over the start of a 2020/21 season that will get under way with a reduced line-up of matches.Three of the league’s biggest clubs will not play on the opening weekend, with Paris Saint-Germain to contest the Champions League final in Lisbon on Sunday.Lyon are also resting having featured in the final stages of the Champions League and Marseille are dealing with a rash of Covid-19 cases that led to their match with Saint-Etienne being postponed.