9 U.S. Mountain West Hotels Land Forbes Five-Stars

Forbes Travel Guide has revealed its 2018 Star Award winners. The 60th annual list of the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas included nine U.S. Mountain West hotels that landed the prestigious Five-Stars and are located in the mountains or immediately surrounded by peaks. 

Forbes Travel Guide, an online-only publication in 60 countries, uses a scoring system that weighs service at 75 percent (emphasizing graciousness, thoughtfulness and personalized service) and the facility quality at 25 percent. Congratulations to these properties and to The Broadmoor for being one of only 13 properties in the world to capture triple FiveStars for their hotel, restaurant and spa.

» THE BROADMOOR; Colorado Springs, Colorado
» THE CANYON SUITES AT THE PHOENICIAN; Scottsdale, Arizona
» CHÂTEAU DU SUREAU; Oakhurst, California
» FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND RESIDENCES JACKSON HOLE; Jackson Hole, Wyoming
» THE LITTLE NELL; Aspen, Colorado
» MONTAGE DEER VALLEY; Park City, Utah
» THE RANCH AT ROCK CREEK; Philipsburg, Montana
» THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN; Tucson, Arizona
» STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE DEER VALLEY; Park City, Utah

Groups can experience the grandeur of Chaco Culture National Historical Park with an expanded schedule of guided day trips offered through Albuquerque’s Hotel Chaco. Day trips are available every Saturday, from March through November, and overnight glamping excursions coin - cide with the spring and fall equinoxes in March and September. Day trip par - ticipants enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch pre - pared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. Customized day or overnight trips are available on other dates. 

 

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority has selected SMG, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company, to operate the RSCVA-owned Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC), state-owned Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, and Reno Events Center and National Bowling Stadium, both owned by the City of Reno. The four-year agreement began in June and also includes culinary services through SMG’s in-house food and beverage division.

 

Twenty additional historic hotels have been nominated and accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America program, which includes properties ranging in age from 52 to 246 years old. Two that fall within Mountain Meetings’ coverage area include the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, Washington and Alpenhof Lodge in Teton Village, Wyoming.