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Five Destination Hotels & Resorts Spas Noted Among the Best in
North America by the Readers of Conde Nast Traveler

Destination’s Miramonte Ranked No. 1 Resort Spa

Englewood, Colo. – April 23, 2010 – The annual Conde Nast Traveler Spa Poll recognized nearly half of the spas in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection as the best in North America. The readers of the benevolent travel publication ranked Miramonte Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, managed by Destination, the No. 1 Resort Spa.

“We have worked very hard over the last few years to create truly customer-centric and authentic spa experiences at our properties,” said Mark Hickey, senior vice president of operations for the company. “To have this hard work recognized by the readers of such an influential publication is a great honor. And, to have one of our properties noted as the best in North America truly recognizes the dedication, passion and hard work of our team at THE WELL Spa at Miramonte.”

The Destination Hotels & Resorts spas included in the Resort Spas category include:

  • No. 1 – THE WELL Spa, Miramonte Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • No. 25 – Alvadora Spa, Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix
  • No. 53 – Aria, Vail Cascade in Vail, Colo.
  • No. 75 – Sage Spring Spa, Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore. 

The Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico also was recognized as the No. 13 Hotel Spa in North America for its Spa at Loretto. 

THE WELL Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa, received high marks in all categories scoring 96.1 out of 100 overall to capture to top Resort Spas honor. Miramonte received its highest ranking (98.7) for its staff led by Spa Director Jennifer Di Francesco.

Destination Hotels & Resorts offers guests more than a dozen distinctive spas that reflect the character and personality of their respective regions. Much like the management style of the company, each spa has its own independent identity and character, yet all are dedicated to providing one-of-a-kind, memorable experiences for their guests. The combination of regional, historical and contemporary specialties found in each will satisfy any taste. From the shores of the Pacific to the serenity of the Rocky Mountains, there is a unique Destination spa waiting to be discovered. For more information on the spas in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit

Destination Hotels & Resorts is consistently rated one of the top 10 independent hospitality management companies in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit or to join Destination Delivers, visit

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Kristin Yantis, 
Malen Yantis Public Relations, 
(720) 532-0211

Also See: Destination Hotels & Resort Evolves Revenue Optimization Program to Grow Associates and Instill New Practices that Garner Significant Returns / March 2010

Destination Hotels & Resort Honors Sales & Marketing Leaders at Annual Conference; Annual Event Designed to Educate and Motivate Sales Leaders / February 2010

Destination Hotels & Resorts Creates Green Meetings Platform; New Program Creates Standards for Meetings at Destination Properties / January 2010

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