• U.S. Mountain West’s Forbes Five-Star Recipients

    POSTED May 23, 2022
  • U.S. Mountain West’s Forbes Five-Star Recipients

    POSTED May 23, 2022

As travel comes returns in many parts of the world, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2022 Star Award winners on April 26, 2022. The United States debuted 10 hotels, three restaurants and seven spas on the Five-Star list. In U.S. Mountain West towns with peaks, 12 hotels, one restaurant, and six spas landed a Five-Star nod. 

News of note is the fact that the United States debuted 10 new Five-Star hotels, including The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection near Park City, Utah, and Madeline Hotel and Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in Telluride, Colorado. 

Sixteen hotels have achieved a Five-Star award for 20 years or more, including two in Colorado: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, and The Little Nell, Aspen. In fact, The Broadmoor is the longest-running Five-Star hotel with 62 consecutive years and is among an elite group of 12 properties from around the globe that are triple Five-Star winners for their hotel, restaurant and spa. 

“Travel is back, and as travelers look to make up for lost time with family and friends, they want memorable experiences,” says Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Through our exacting and independent evaluation process, these award-winning properties all have raised the guest experience bar with an emphasis on what matters most to today's luxury guest.” 


Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana; The Phoenician, Scottsdale

Spas: The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana; The Phoenician Spa, Scottsdale


Hotels: Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford (Napa) 


Hotels: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs; The Little Nell in Aspen; The Madeline in Telluride

Restaurants: The Penrose Room at The Broadmoor

Spas: The Spa at The Broadmoor; Remède Spa Aspen at The St. Regis Aspen Resort


Hotels: The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg


Hotels: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Teton Village; Magee Homestead, Saratoga


Hotels: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley; Montage Deer Valley; The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, Wanship

Spas: The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley; Edge Spa, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Wanship

Over the past decade, Executive Chef Ben Jones has cooked up creative culinary experiences for remote, high-end mountain properties.

Sage Lodge, located 30 miles north of Yellowstone National Park in Pray, Montana, is the latest resort to tap into chef Ben Jones’ talents, bringing him on board in October 2021 to oversee two restaurants, create memorable culinary experiences, and elevate catering services for meetings and events.


Outdoor fun in the mountains unites groups in a spectactular fashion.

More now than ever, planners are seeking ways to get groups outside, and wellness trends in the industry are pushing meetings from being staid to energetic. As coworkers and colleagues come together after months in home offices, gathering in the mountains is both visually appealing and full of adventure. Get your groups to mix, mingle, and try something new together with these outdoor activities.


Paddle, Hike, and Soak


Go back in time with barbecue dinners out on the range.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West - Cody, Wyoming