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Seven Destination Hotels & Resorts Properties Listed Among the Best of the Best
in North America by the Readers of Conde Nast Traveler

Destination’s Stowe Mountain Lodge Makes the Top 100 in the World List

Englewood, Colo. - November 1, 2010 - Seasoned travelers have spoken as seven Destination Hotels & Resorts properties make the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice List of the best hotels and resorts in North America. The readers of the prestigious travel publication ranked Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont, managed by Destination, No. 89 in the world.

"We have always strived to create authentic experiences with a top to bottom commitment at each property to provide excellent customer service," said Charles Peck, president and chief operating officer for the company. "We are thrilled to see the hard work we've put in during these tough economic times get recognized by our loyal guests. It's great to see more Destination properties than ever on the Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice List." 

The Destination Hotels & Resorts properties included in the Reader's Choice List include:

Top 100 in the World

  • No. 89 - Stowe Mountain Lodge (Stowe, Vt.)
Top Hotels In North America
  • No. 69 - Hotel ICON (Houston, Texas)
  • No. 81 - Inn and Spa at Loretto (Santa Fe, NM)
  • No. 91 - Wailea Beach Villas (Maui, HI)
Top Resorts - Mainland U.S., Large Resorts
  • No. 5 - Stowe Mountain Lodge (Stowe, Vt.)
  • No. 30 - Royal Palms Resort and Spa (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • No. 65 - L'Auberge Del Mar (Del Mark, Calif.)
  • No. 91 - Terranea Resort (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.)

Destination Hotels & Resorts is rated as the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States with more than 35 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 personalized travel 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

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


Maureen Callahan
Destination Hotels & Resorts
(303) 268-6809 office
(720) 838-5480 mobile


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