Condé Nast Travelertoday announced the results of its 2023 Readers’ Choice awards, which included Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, the #10 hotel in Colorado; St Julien Hotel & Spa, the No.11 hotel in Colorado; and C Lazy U Ranch, the No.17 resort in the Mountain West.
More than 520,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to offer a comprehensive look at the places they eagerly anticipate revisiting. The Readers’ Choice Awards, with their unparalleled legacy as the travel industry’s longest-running and most prestigious accolades, remain the ultimate symbol and acknowledgment of excellence within the travel sector. The full list of winners can be found here.
Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek
Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, is a take on modern luxury with a twist of staying at your best friend’s welcoming home in Colorado. The 154-room hotel is located in the upscale neighborhood of Cherry Creek North, with some of Denver’s best shopping and dining. Guests can borrow a bike for the day to cruise down the Cherry Creek Bike Path to local breweries, hop on a Vespa to head downtown, ski or snowboard easily with a call to the front desk, or test out Halcyon’s own custom-made options. Enjoy a sophisticated yet approachable style, Local Jones serves a menu full of locally sourced staples and an upscale take on classic dishes, or head to the exclusive Denver hotspot B&GC for one-of-a-kind cocktails. Nearby to the high-end Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver Country Club, Denver Tech Center and just minutes away from downtown Denver, Halcyon’s location provides easy access for business travelers and outdoor adventurers, even if the two are one and the same. From morning yoga to big meetings, to happy hour on the roof-top and fine dining in the neighborhood, this hotel feels like home, only better.
St Julien Hotel & Spa
Owned by Boulder locals, the award-winning St. Julien Hotel & Spa offers its guests genuine hospitality within a casually elegant setting. Located just 45 minutes from Denver, the hotel features 201 newly renovated guest rooms, a 10,000 square foot Spa at St. Julien and fitness facility, Jill’s Restaurant and Bistro, T-Zero Cocktail Bar and more than 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space – all with beautiful views of Boulder’s iconic Flatirons and the Rocky Mountains. With a prime location in downtown Boulder, guests will find themselves just steps from both popular dining and shopping at the outdoor, pedestrian-only Pearl St. Mall, and miles of hiking and biking trails at nearby Boulder Creek and beyond. St Julien is a stalwart of the Boulder community, inviting its guests to experience the destination like a local through its unique packages; live entertainment and events; local artwork; unparalleled access to the best of Boulder; and more. Additionally, an industry leader in sustainability, St Julien’s in-house Green Team sets and achieves various environmental goals, while each of the hotel’s outlets – from spa to dining – offer a variety of vegan and plant-based treatments, dishes and cocktails. St Julien is a distinguished member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts LVX Collection, a AAA Four-Diamond Property and a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel.
C Lazy U Ranch
Honoring the past 100 years and focused on the next, C Lazy U Ranch is Colorado’s award-winning premier luxury guest ranch getaway, maintaining a reputation of genuine service and legendary western hospitality for more than a century. Located in Grand County and easily accessible from Denver, C Lazy U is one of the few remaining places where guests can experience a vacation far from the stresses of everyday life, filled with the rich traditions of the American West. C Lazy U features a collection of elegant cabin accommodations and one multi-bedroom luxury private home; award-winning fine dining where ingredients are sourced on the property and locally; an unparalleled wine program led by an on-site sommelier; a full-service Lazy You Spa; and 8,500 acres of adventure that serves as each guest’s private national park. Home to more than 200 horses, with its core programming anchored in horsemanship and horseback riding, C Lazy U – which is locally- and family-owned – offers limitless year-round family activities, including a second-to-none children’s program, seasonal nightly entertainment, Orvis-endorsed fly fishing, swimming, tennis, pickleball, mountain biking, hiking, yoga, a zip line and ropes course, trap shooting, archery, big game hunting, hatchet throwing, scenic Ranger jeep tours, snow tubing, ice hockey and skating on a Zamboni-groomed pond, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, unguided backcountry skiing and more.