Several Colorado Hotels Honored by Condé Nast Traveler

Clayton Members Club & Hotel, courtesy of Jimena Peck & Caleb Alvarado.

Conde Nast Traveler has announced the recipients of its 2022 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Several fantastic Colorado resorts are highlighted in the Top 20 Mountain West Resorts category as well in the Top 25 Hotels in the Southwest & West category.

More than 240,000 people voted in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, one of the longest-running and most prestigious recognitions of excellence in the travel industry. The 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on the Condé Nast Traveler website and celebrated in the November issue.

Colorado hotels named a Top Hotel in The Southwest & West:

Ranked #9 Clayton Member’s Club & Hotel, which debuted in May of last year, was the only hotel in Cherry Creek to make the list. The first of its kind, Clayton Members Club & Hotel is a 63-room boutique hotel, providing stylish, well-appointed rooms with touches of Denver-inspired, mid-century décor, approximately 5,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, and convenient access to the city’s best shopping, dining and more. In addition to three public culinary outlets – Kini’s, featuring light, Greek island dishes, approachable wines, and a wide-ranging cocktail list; Cretans, a lively, energetic wine bar with a seasonal list of by-the-glass and bottle options, plus cocktails and bites; and Five Nines, a hidden lounge with live entertainment – guests have access to the physical and experiential amenities of Clayton Members Club. Designed to cultivate connection and creativity, these include a members’ restaurant, fitness amenities, social spaces, lounges and co-working areas, as well as a rooftop restaurant and pool, replete with expansive views of Downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains.

The Crawford Hotel loft bedroom. Photo by Ellen Jaskol.

Ranked #22 The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station is located inside the landmark Denver Union Station. The award-winning Crawford features 112 luxuriously appointed guest rooms in three styles and unparalleled access to Denver Union Station’s eclectic mix of Colorado restaurants and retailers, including Mercantile Dining & Provision and Stoic & Genuine.

The Crawford was also recently touted as one of the “15 Most Romantic Getaways to Help Couples Reset” by and “10 Hotels to Know Right Now” by Fifty Grande.

“We are honored to be celebrated alongside so many fantastic Western hotels by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler,” said Ed Blair, area general manager overseeing Denver Union Station and The Crawford. “We have worked hard this year to establish partnerships with other top destinations here in the Mile High City – including Meow Wolf, the Denver Zoo and The Beer Spa – as we know that travelers are seeking out unique, local experiences.

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Colorado hotels named a Top Mountain West Resort:

The newly refreshed lobby at the Westin Riverfront & Spa, Avon.

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley: Located in the heart of Colorado’s Vail Valley, The Westin Riverfront is ranked #3 in the Top 20 Resorts in the Mountain West category, touted for its “excellent location by the lifts,” extensive amenities including  “amazing hot tubs and pool” and a “fantastic and friendly” staff.

“We are very honored for this recognition and grateful to everyone who has supported us,” said Brian Harrier, general manager of The Westin Riverfront. “We have completed several major renovations at the resort this year – from upgrading our Athletic Club with amazing new TechnoGym equipment to launching a delicious new restaurant concept with Chef Richard Sandoval. The snow just started falling on the high peaks this weekend and we are getting excited for another fantastic ski season here in Colorado.”

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To see the full Reader’s Choice Awards list click here

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