Excerpt from July 8, 2020 T+L article by John Wogan.
Every year for their World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.
This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results reflect Travel+Leisure readers’ experiences before the pandemic.
Travel + Leisure readers were enthusiastic about this year’s top resort hotels in the Western United States. What is it about this part of the country that’s so magical? To start, it’s those wide open, endless expanses of sky and land in sparsely populated areas of Colorado, Montana, and Utah. It’s the fresh air, the lack of light pollution, and the sense of quiet.