Travel + Leisure magazine’s August issue was released Friday with lists of the “World’s Best.” Stein Eriksen Lodge was named the second-best resort hotel in U.S. and Canada and the St. Regis Deer Valley was named the 10th best.
In the list of top 100 hotels in the world, Stein Eriksen Lodge was No. 27, St. Regis Deer Valley was No. 71 and Sundance Resort is in an eight-way tie for No. 99.
The rankings are the result of average scores from a questionnaire given to magazine readers. Respondents identified as members of the tourism and travel industries were excluded, the publication’s website said. Accuracy, integrity and confidentiality were ensured by ROI Research Inc. The voting took place Dec. 15, 2010, through March 31, 2011.
According to the website, the hotels’ scores are the indexed averages of respondents’ rankings based on a list of characteristics. For hotels, those included rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. Each area was given a score between 1 and 5.