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WaterColor Inn & Resort Takes Top 15 Spot in Conde' Nast Traveler 2010 Readers' Choice Awards for Mainland U.S. Large Resorts WaterColor Inn & Resort recognized for location, rooms and service

Santa Rosa Beach, FL - (October 18, 2010) – WaterColor Inn & Resort has another reason to brag: Conde' Nast Traveler readers have ranked the resort number 15 in the "Top 100 Mainland U.S. Large Resorts" category in the recently released 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. The magazine asks readers to rate each resort's location, rooms, service, activities, dining and more.

"We're proud to be part of this exclusive list of properties selected by readers of Conde' Nast Traveler," said WaterColor General Manager Eric Sather. "We can attribute much of our resort's success to the stunning location in northwest Florida; it's second to none. But, I believe it's the warm and welcoming service our staff provides guests that keeps them coming back year after year and ranking us as one of their favorite destinations." The Conde' Nast recognition follows a recently released Travel + Leisure readers' poll that placed WaterColor Inn & Resort second in the "Top 50 World's Best Family Hotels and Cruises in the U.S. & Canada."

WaterColor Inn & Resort joins other prestigious properties in the "Top 100" Conde' Nast Traveler list including: the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain in Avon Colorado; Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California; and Sanctuary at Kiawah Island in Kiawah, South Carolina.

WaterColor Inn & Resort, one of the most celebrated resorts on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, is an enchanting getaway nestled between Grayton Beach and Seaside on Scenic Highway 30-A.

Accommodations range from the intimate WaterColor Inn, with the cozy, relaxed feel of a beach home featuring rooms overlooking the pristine sugar white sand and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, to the resort's charming vacation homes. Located just a short walk from the beach and scenic Western Lake, WaterColor homes are roomy enough for groups or families to vacation together.

WaterColor Inn & Resort caters to guests of all ages, offering numerous amenities including a BeachClub, several swimming pools, tennis center, spa, and Kids Camp. Complimentary bicycles, kayaks and canoes make it easy for guests to ride to the neighboring town of Seaside, paddle through the Western Lake (a rare coastal dune lake) and hike the resort's woodland trail system. Golfers have three courses to choose from: the Tom Fazio-designed Camp Creek Golf Club, the Greg Norman-designed Shark's Tooth Golf Club, and the Origins course designed by Davis Love III for family and short play.

WaterColor's highly acclaimed Fish Out of Water restaurant overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and features Chef de Cuisine Philip Krajeck's specialties made from locally sourced and organic ingredients.

Throughout the year, WaterColor hosts special events and retreat packages focusing on fitness, art, culinary and more.

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Watercolor Inn & Resort

HWY 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL


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