Here’s the official release we received from Conde Nast. Take a look at some wonderful destinations at: johansens.com/

Conde Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide from the most trusted name in travel publishing, Conde Nast Publications Ltd., is getting ready to launch the 2010 Guide to Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean, & Pacific. September will see the eleventh edition of this respected guide to the premier properties throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.

“With our 2010 guides, we expect an increase on the 342 of the world’s finest properties that we featured in the 2009 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean, & Pacific,” said Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, VP & Publishing Director, The Americas. “We are proud to announce that as well as including stunning hotels from previous years, we are welcoming some fabulous new properties – such as Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City.”

The Guides, which are celebrating their 27th year of publication in Europe, have attracted a loyal readership in the Americas by guaranteeing that each Recommended property undergoes a rigorous annual inspection process to ensure exceptional quality is maintained year after year. Every Recommended hotel or spa in the Guide is awarded the “Conde Nast Mark of Excellence” wall plaque. This prestigious sign of approval serves as a visible endorsement for more than 13 million of the world’s most discerning travelers.

Following extensive user-research, the Conde Nast Johansens Web site ( www.johansens.com), an increasingly imp ortant part of the Conde Nast Johansens offerings, has also been re-designed to reflect the varying ways in which the Guides’ users research hotels and destinations. The easy-to-use Web site allows visit ors to find a hotel by country, state, island or by keyword search — if inspiration is required — the Web site delivers recommendations based on preferred criteria, such as “spa” or “gourmet food.” Users can then make a reservation directly with the property of their choice. Other features of the site include a venue finder, special offers, online gift certificate purchasing, and late availability options.

Properties confirmed for inclusion in the 2009 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean, & Pacific are available to view on www.johansens.com

The Conde Nast Johansens international collection of guides are available at select bookstores nationwide, including the 2009 Recommended Hotels, Inns , Resorts & Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean , Pacific. The Guide Web site, http://www.johnansens.com/, offers exclusive seasonal discounts and complimentary access to the international database of luxury accommodations. Consumers can purchase Conde Nast Johansens Guides by calling Conde Nast Johansens at 1-800-564-7518, or via the online bookstore at http://www.johansens.com/. Gift certificates are also available at the Web site.

About Conde Nast Johansens

Conde Nast Johansens is owned by Conde Nast Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advance Publications and Conde Nast International, which publishes a diverse portfolio of magazines around the world, including Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, The New Yorker, GQ, Tatler, Vanity Fair and Brides.