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Stowe Mountain Lodge Ranks #5 in Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards

AAA Four Diamond Mountain Lodge Recognized by Prestigious Travel Publication

Stowe, Vt. (October 29, 2010) — Stowe Mountain Lodge, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property, was voted fifth in the nation and 89th in the world in the annual Condé Nast 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards.  The results of this prestigious award were released less than a week ago.  Condé Nast is the leading luxury travel publication in the United States and publishes only four travel awards yearly.  The readers of Condé Nast Traveler are distinguished and experienced travelers, many of whom have stayed at the best properties throughout the world.  The Reader’s Choice Award is one of the most sought after and recognized awards in the travel industry, due to the detailed selection process and esteemed reputation of the voters.


Last week, Stowe Mountain Lodge was officially recognized as a AAA Four-Diamond property.  Since the inception of the Diamond rating program 30 years ago, over 51 million discerning travelers trust AAA for an accurate, unbiased rating of hotels, restaurants and other travel services nationwide.  Of the 31,000 properties accepted and evaluated by AAA, less than 4% are awarded the Four-Diamond rating.  The AAA Four-Diamond achievement is attained by only the most luxurious and pampering properties in North America.  Four-Diamond properties feature the most outstanding and extraordinary physical characteristics, as well as uphold consistently excellent service standards.  Solstice, Stowe Mountain Lodge’s signature restaurant, was also awarded the AAA Four-Diamond rating.


Stowe Mountain Lodge, located at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort, is New England’s preeminent mountain lodge featuring ski-in/ski-out access to the best skiing in the east.  The six-story, 312-room lodge boasts rustic, grand architecture, luxuriously appointed guest rooms, 21,000 square foot spa, award-winning dining, year-round heated indoor/outdoor pool and a two-story lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows and oversized fireplaces.  The meticulously selected team of hospitality professionals at Stowe Mountain Lodge, including our signature Alpine Concierge, is dedicated to providing the highest level of bespoke service to guests prior to arrival, during their stay and after their departure.


In celebration of these two monumental accomplishments, Stowe Mountain Lodge is offering guests a special Four Diamonds Package available throughout the entire winter season.  The Four Diamonds Package includes four incredible components: two night, luxurious overnight accommodations for two, dinner for two in Solstice, two one-day ski passes and complimentary champagne upon arrival.  Guests can use the contact information below for more information or to book the Four Diamonds package using the promotion code AAA4D.



About Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe, a $400 million alpine neighborhood that has been in planning and development stages for the past 16 years.  As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy five-star service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor pool. Stowe Mountain Resort offers over 56,000 square feet of event space, as well as high-end boutiques, restaurants and limitless on-mountain recreational options.  The lodge offers farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar.  In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge’s Front Four Private Residence Club.  Rooms begin at $435 for a studio unit, with special lodging offers and packages available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT or by visiting For real estate inquiries, please call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.


About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit or to join Destination Delivers, visit




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Leslie Kilgore
PR Manager
Phone: 802.760.4700

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