Gateway Canyons Resort Receives Top Honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

And the Winner Is…

Nothing speaks more to people than awards.  In the movies, it’s the Oscars; in baseball, it’s the World Series; in swimming, it’s the World Championships and the Olympics; and in travel, it’s Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Award (among others).  I have to admit, even I am a sucker for prestigious accolades.  I am in the travel business after all, and I know firsthand how much impact a destination or a resort’s rankings can effect peoples’ perceptions.

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about my experience at Gateway Canyons in Southwestern Colorado.  I have read countless reviews since my visit to the luxury resort in May touting the destination’s unparalleled adventures, Southwestern-style retreat accommodations, and fresh Colorado cuisine, and all I can do is smile because the secret is out.  Gateway Canyons is THE place to visit in Colorado.  This has definitely been a banner year for the resort.

Curiosity piqued?  The evidence is in the results of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards where Gateway Canyons recently received top honors in three separate categories.  In the category of “Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World”, Gateway Canyons was ranked #12. In the category of “Top 25 Resorts in the United States”, Gateway Canyons was ranked #3, and in the category of “Best Resorts in Colorado”, the resort was ranked #1.

Congratulations to Gateway Canyons on receiving top honors from Condé Nast Traveler.  In fact, we say congratulations to all of our hotel and destination partners on a successful 2014.

By JNR Incorporated

Written by Katharine Heinz

Katharine Heinz has been with JNR for nine years, first as a Desktop Publisher and now as the Planning Business Administrator. When she is not researching the next hot destination or hotel, she can be found at home enjoying her family.


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