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

Taliesin West, the winter home and living laboratory of architect Frank Lloyd Wright is available for hosting meetings and events in Scottsdale. The venue offers groups of 15-250 the opportunity to immerse themselves in Wright’s world by choosing from nine unique locations or buying out the entire property. The Cabaret Terrace, Garden Room Lawn, Garden Squares, Kiva and Pavilion Terrace are available along with the following four options. 

 

EXPANSION PROJECT WRAPS UP AT STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE

 

The 254-room Lodge at Suncadia Resort, A Destination Hotel, located on 6,400 acres in Cle Elum, turns 10 this year. The resort features more than 20,000 square feet of conference space that was recently refreshed with new paint, carpet and furnishings. Grand and junior ballrooms, multiple banquet spaces, a boardroom and breakout rooms are among the renovated spaces.