If there’s any sort of list of awards or rankings to pay attention to, it might be Forbes’ annual travel guide.
After painstakingly sending inspectors to thousands of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas around the world and judging each location on up to 900 objective criteria, the company offers a rating on a scale whose roots go back to 1958. “Five stars” means a place provides “virtually flawless” service, while a four-star rating means a property is “exceptional” and a “recommended” rating means a place is a “excellent” place with consistently good service. Twenty-five locations in Colorado got some kind of nod in the 2022 report, but only six got five stars.
The six locations in Colorado that earned the highest five-star rating included The Broadmoor (hotel, Colorado Springs), The Little Nell (hotel, Aspen), Madeline Hotel and Residences (hotel, Telluride), Penrose Room at The Broadmoor ( restaurant, Colorado Springs), Remède Spa Aspen (spa, Aspen) and Spa at The Broadmoor (spa, Colorado Springs), with the Broadmoor Resort earning a five-star rating in all three categories – accommodation, dining and spa.
Twelve places received a four-star rating and seven places received a “recommended” rating.
See the full list here.
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