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