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Ladera Places Among the Finalists in Condé Nast Johansens 2011 “Most Excellent Small Hotel” Awards

Released: 1/26/2011

January 26, 2011, Soufrière, St. Lucia, West Indies – Ladera has been honored among a highly prestigious shortlist of only seven finalists in Condé Nast Johansen’s 2011 “Most Excellent Small Hotel” Awards. Ladera was selected from a portfolio of 270 hotels in the Atlantic, Pacific and the Caribbean Islands.

When an intimate 32-room, open-air hotel overlooking the St. Lucian rainforest and Caribbean Sea is selected by such a discriminating publication like Condé Nast Johansens, it confirms the value of small, one-of-a-kind hotels that allow guests a truly authentic experience. The 2011 Awards for Excellence will be featured in a double page ad in the March edition of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Condé Nast Johansen’s is the international luxury travel guide featuring premium resorts, hotels, and spas, considered one of the well regarded travel publications in the United Kingdom.

“We are grateful to be recognized by Condé Nast Johansens and their readers, whom we consider to be the most discerning and informed group of travelers,” said Owner’s Representative, Holly Hooper.

Ladera opened in 1992. It is located in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and uniquely situated on a ridge at 1,100 feet overlooking the volcanic Piton Mountains, the Caribbean Sea and the Soufrière valley. Ladera is known for its distinctive eco-lodge architecture, built with Caribbean timbers and modeled on luxury open-air living and a relaxed, authentic St. Lucian experience. Guestrooms were intentionally built without a fourth wall, yet were designed to be both sheltered, safe and completely private. The design affords the most spectacular sunset views in the Caribbean and unobstructed star gazing at night.

For reservations and information, please visit, or call the hotel directly at 866-290-0978. U.K. inquires may call 800.097.3501. To download high-resolution images go to the Press Room on

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