These other moutain resort properties were voted best 100 hotels on the North American continent... Solaris can do the same. These are our competition now.
For all its historic cachet and white-steeple quaintness, Stowe had begun to grow a bit musty—until this $200 million masterpiece, built to help the... more
Were this property located in the Vail Valley, it would probably not have made the Gold List. Our competition is much stronger in the Colorado and Norther Rockies.
With lift tickets nearing $100 a day, ski towns have lost their slacker image, but it wasn't until 2003 that the Four Seasons opted to open a property in... more
Amanresorts, which specializes in the über-luxe and superdiscreet, built its three-story, 40-suite lodge on the edge of a butte overlooking the Snake River... more
At opening, it had the distinction of being the only hotel in the Aman portfolio to be unprofitable.
Norwegian Stein Eriksen, who won a gold medal for giant slalom at the 1952 Olympics and then three gold medals at the 1954 World Championships, is director of... more
Was also highly rated by the ratings companies - for years being among the handful rated both five stars and five diamonds.
For those who prefer the exclusivity of Beaver Creek to the crowds at Vail, the ski-in, ski-out Ritz-Carlton is the best place to stay. Tucked into the gated... more
As I was onboard for the opening, I know they openly told employees at orientation that they wanted their first rating to be five-star/five-diamond. They got four-star/four-diamond.
The Nell is so Aspen—i.e., it's a cute little (92-room) home-away-from-home chalet where everyone happens to be wearing Prada skiwear and there's a... more
Has been rated five-star, five-diamond since opening and is now one of the longest such rated hotels in the US.
The ski-in, ski-out Arrabelle hotel is the keystone of chic Vail Square. Opened in the Lionshead area, this tiny "village" is modeled on quaint Mitteleuropa... more
An example of a hotel not loved by the raters - only one of 2,500 hotels rated 4-diamonds - but loved by the traveling public.