Friday, July 26th, 2013 - The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Year-Round Colorado Resort Earns Top Honors in Travel+Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards

AVON, CO -- (Marketwired) -- Jul 25, 2013 -- In any industry, gaining top honors as one of the world's best is an unforgettable achievement. In hospitality, it requires a careful balance of service and quality -- not only in accommodations and fulfilling expectations, but by going above and beyond to deliver an extraordinary experience. The privileged hotel and resort properties to achieve that standard are recognized each year in Travel+Leisure's World's Best Awards readers' survey. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards list of Top Hotel Spas in the Continental U.S.

Chosen from cruises, resorts, and hotels around the world, the Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards truly represent the best travel experiences in the world chosen by guests, making the honor even more exceptional for the management and associates at this luxury Colorado resort.

Each year, thousands of Travel+Leisure readers vote for the hotels, destinations, and companies that represent the very best in travel. Ratings and rankings are based on scores in categories ranging from rooms and facilities to locations and service. For the hotel spa category, properties were judged based on ambience, treatments, service and value. To be honored as the best spa in the Continental United States is clear recognition of the Beaver Creek hotel's unmatched luxury spa experience.

Each year, thousands of guests escape to the property's Forbes Four Star-rated resort and spa, where the pure Colorado mountain air and natural surroundings inspire renewal. The 21,000 square-foot Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-Carlton features 19 treatment rooms, a luxurious manicure/pedicure salon, and men's and women's saunas that promise to create a truly unparalleled spa hotel in Colorado.

This luxury Colorado spa hotel offers signature spa treatments including copper soak tub water therapy and the Mountain Raindrop Massage. Catering to guests' every need, Colorado spa vacation packages include rejuvenating treatments for couples, bride and groom, expectant mothers and anyone seeking supreme relaxation. To further cement its status as the best spa in the U.S., the spa will undergo enhancements and renovations valued at $500,000 by the end of 2013. The spa refresh is just part of the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch's $15 million renovation program, focused on enhancing the property's already unique mountain lodge décor.

Located in Colorado's Vail Valley on Beaver Creek Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers the finest outdoor adventure and mountain tradition in North America -- and now, the best spa in the Continental U.S. Guests can ski from village to village, enjoy a hike in the refreshing Colorado mountain air, or sit by the ever-popular fire pit at this Beaver Creek Mountain resort. There is no greater recognition than that of your guests, and The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is proud to be one of Travel+Leisure's World's Best for 2013.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
A year-round destination, this luxury Colorado ski resort on Beaver Creek Mountain offers guests an unforgettable escape in the heart of the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains, as well as numerous Beaver Creek vacation packages. The luxury resort features 180 well-appointed guest rooms, including 40 hotel suites and The Ritz-Carlton Suite, 95% of which offer mountain or valley views; The Bachelor Gulch Spa, featuring 21,000 square feet of Forbes Four-Star relaxation; and more than 26,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues with stunning views of the Vail Valley.

Boasting unparalleled ski-in, ski-out access, an exclusive partnership with Colorado's highest-rated golf courses, and fine dining at Wolfgang Puck's renowned Spago, the luxury resort's amenities create a relaxing and revitalizing retreat guests return to year after year. Let us assist in planning an astounding holiday escape to our Beaver Creek resort.

For more information, please contact Guest Relations at (970) 343-1133 or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)

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Year-Round Colorado Resort Earns Top Honors in Travel+Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards



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