Stein Eriksen Lodge Earns Highest Ranking from Forbes Travel Guide

February 23 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (February 2015) – Stein Eriksen Lodge is pleased to announce that the Lodge and The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge have once again been awarded the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award. This marks the eighth consecutive year the Lodge has been bestowed with the hospitality industry's highest honors, maintaining Stein Eriksen Lodge's position among an elite list of 115 prestigious lodging establishments in the world and Utah's only establishment to earn the distinction. It is the fourth year in a row The Spa has received a Five-Star standing, making it one of only 48 spas globally to achieve the award.  In addition, the Glitretind restaurant, located within Stein Eriksen Lodge, received a Four-Star award for the eighth consecutive year.

"The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award is the global benchmark for luxury travel," said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. "The Lodge is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the 500 criteria points used to qualify for such an esteemed accolade. Doing so demonstrates our staff's unyielding devotion to creating exceptional travel experiences for all our guests, many of whom are among world's most discerning travelers."

For the past three decades, Stein Eriksen Lodge, located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort, has established itself as a true leader in alpine hospitality and one of the most highly respected mountain resort destinations in the world. In 2003, the Lodge was the first Utah property to be recognized with the AAA Five-Diamond rating and it first received the Forbes Five-Star award in 2008. Since then, and with several nationally branded properties coming to the Park City area, Stein Eriksen Lodge has upheld its standing as the first and only Utah property to achieve this distinction. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, which underwent an extensive expansion and remodel in 2009, was established to provide guests a sanctuary to unwind after a day of outdoor activity and an oasis for receiving superlative deep therapy for overall body wellness and beautification.

"This award signifies Stein Eriksen Lodge as an exceptional hotel that provides a memorable experience through virtually flawless service and the finest of amenities. The staff must be intuitive, engaging and passionate, and eagerly goes beyond expectations. The hotel was designed with guests' comfort in mind, with particular attention paid to craftsmanship and quality of product. A Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star property is a destination unto itself,” said Olsen, who attended the award announcement ceremony at the five-star Award Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida.

Since its inception in 1958, the Forbes Travel Guide has used an objective set of judging criteria, unique among leading travel books, which sets national standards yet allows for regional and individual preferences. A carefully selected team of hospitality experts anonymously evaluates the establishments listed in the Guide, using a proprietary ratings process based on more than 500 rigorous and standardized criteria that are evaluated and updated annually. Properties must offer a level of experience appropriate to the cost, based on the quality of such items as décor, comfort, amenities and services.

For additional information regarding Stein Eriksen Lodge and the Forbes Five-Star award or any of the properties accolades, please contact John Perry at 435.659.6197 or jperry@steinlodge.com. Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at www.steinlodge.com.

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About Stein Eriksen Lodge          

The Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, meeting facilities, spa services and recreation. For more information, visit the Lodge’s website at www.steinlodge.com or call 800.453.1302.

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