Best Orange County Resort
St. Regis Monarch Beach-2011 Winner
With 400 guestrooms, this gorgeous beachside resort sits against the bluffs of Dana Point, overlooking the shimmering Pacific Ocean. Guest will enjoy the full five-star treatment of an exclusive beach club with butler service, three beautiful swimming pools, award-winning Spa Gaucin, on-site championship Monarch Beach Golf Links, scenic beach trails and six ocean-view restaurants. www.stregismb.com.
Best San Diego Resort
Tower23 Hotel-2011 Winner
Tower23 Hotel is San Diego’s only luxury lifestyle hotel on the beach, borrowing its unique name from lifeguard tower 23 positioned on the Pacific Beach. The daring and contemporarily designed resort sits just minutes away from downtown San Diego, the airport, major business centers and popular area attractions like San Diego’s vibrant beach life. www.t23hotel.com.
Best Travel Web Site
Co-founded by Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz in 2004, Kayak was built to take on a unique approach to travel searching. The Web site enables viewers to easily compare hundreds of travel outlets at once. In one comprehensive, fast and intuitive display, the site is able give viewers the choice of where to book including airline, hotel, car rental and online travel agency sites—all for free. www.kayak.com.