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02/24/2012

Cheyenne Mountain Resort Makes the List for "Best Luxury Hotel" in 2012

Room1Cheyenne Mountain Resort was recently named one of the “Best Luxury Hotels” in the United States for 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. Read on for the full press release.

Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has announced that 19 of its properties have been named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report listing of the “Best Luxury Hotels” in the United States for 2012.  Included in the listing were 10 of the company’s new Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels SM properties.  U.S. News announced winners in separate categories, including the “Best Luxury Hotels in the U.S.A.” and the “Best Luxury Hotels by State.”  Benchmark Hospitality hotels were represented on both lists.  Burt Cabañas, chairman & CEO, made the announcement.

“It is indeed an honor to be recognized in this way by U.S News & World Report,” said Mr. Cabañas.  “To have a large number of our properties represented on these prestigious lists of Best Luxury Hotels is especially gratifying.” 

“I am extremely proud of this impressive list of properties within the 2012 U.S. News Best Luxury Hotels ranking,” said James Simkins, chief operating officer for Benchmark Hospitality’s Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels.  “We believe each of our hotels and resorts is extraordinary, and it’s wonderful to have this underscored with such important recognition.” 

“The goal of the Best Hotels rankings is to help travelers identify the top hotels based on the opinions of many people, including both experts and other travelers,” said Chad Smolinski, vice president of rankings and reviews at U.S. News & World Report. “Our consensus-based approach allows us to rank hotels and provide guidance to travelers in an unbiased way.” 

Over 1,500 hotels were analyzed by U.S. News & World Report.  Benchmark Hospitality International hotels and resorts that achieved a placement on the Best Luxury Hotels list for 2012 include: 

Arizona
    Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, Scottsdale

California
    Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant, Spa, Yountville (Napa Valley)
        A Benchmark Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property  
        (Bardessono also placed on the prestigious overall “Best Hotels in the U.S.A.” List)

    Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

Colorado
    Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs

Florida
    ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, Miami Beach
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property 

    Villas of Grand Cypress, Orlando
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property 

    Naples Bay Resort, Naples
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property

    Marenas Resort & Spa, North Miami
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property

Hawaii
    Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore, Oahu
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property 

Illinois
    Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago

New Jersey
    The Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick

New Mexico
    Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe

Tennessee
    The Chattanoogan Hotel, Chattanooga

Texas
    Hotel Contessa, San Antonio - Hotel Granduca, Houston
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property 

Utah
    Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, Moab
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property 

West Virginia
    Stonewall Resort, Weston

Washington
    Hotel 1000, Seattle 
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property  
        (Hotel 1000 also placed on the prestigious overall “Best Hotels in the U.S.A.” List)

    Sorrento Hotel, Seattle
        A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property

U.S. News & World Report established the Best Luxury Hotels lists to identify the top properties across the country. To create this year's rankings, U.S. News evaluated the strength of accolades and ratings that elite hotels received from major travel publications. By combining this published recognition with online user ratings, U.S. News identified hotels that are loved by experts and consumers alike.  The U.S. News hotel rankings are updated annually. 

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The complete list of top hotels and resorts in the United States by U.S. News & World Report is available here.  For the full hotel rankings methodology, click here

To see what makes Cheyenne Mountain Resort one of the Best Luxury Hotels in the United States, visit our website. Click here to make reservations for your Colorado Springs getaway. We look forward to welcoming you.

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