As travel and meetings returned in many parts of the world, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2022 Star Award winners in late April.


Colorado Springs, Aspen, and Telluride landed the highest honor in 2022.

Hotels » The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, The Little Nell in Aspen, The Madeline in Telluride

Restaurant » The Penrose Room at The Broadmoor

Spas » The Spa at The Broadmoor, Remède Spa Aspen at The St. Regis Aspen Resort


Mountain towns and Denver were well-represented, and Boulder made its mark as well.

Hotels » Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail, Hotel Jerome in Aspen, The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, St Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Four Seasons Hotel Denver,
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Restaurants » Element 47 in Aspen, Mirabelle in Beaver Creek

Spas » Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver

The Broadmoor is among an elite group of 12 properties from around the globe that are triple Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star winners in 2022 for a hotel, restaurant, and spa. In addition, The Broadmoor is the longest-running Forbes five-star hotel in the world at 62 consecutive years on the winners’ list.

Since Longmont's Can’d Aid was founded in 2013, more than 2 million cans of water have been distributed, over 9,600 skateboards and bikes and 4,000 art kits built for underserved youth, and more than 3,000 instruments donated. This has been accomplished with the help of volunteers nationwide and through relationships with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and corporate partners. 

Inspiring an Inclusive Park 


The Gate Expansion Program not only has delivered 39 new gates to Denver International Airport (DEN), there will be colorful new artwork. The expansion increases the airport’s capacity by 30%, making it easy for groups to access meeting and event destinations in the state. Outposts of favorite local restaurants also are being added throughout the facility.  

Public Art by Detour


When it comes to planning a holiday party for your team or a client, isn’t it nice when you don’t have to worry much about decor? It helps not only the budget but also your checklist.

Here are four of Colorado’s best-known historic hotels from around the state that pull out all the stops to add sparkle and festive activities that delight groups and leisure guests.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Denver