Travel & Leisure recently released a list of the top hotels and spas in North America. Here are ten that are perfect for your next meeting or event.
1. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
The charming French Quarter hotel offers more than 35,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 26 meeting rooms, including 2 ballrooms and 1 boardroom, and 23 breakout rooms. The spa offers more than 100 therapies for you to choose from including a 50-minute Vichy warm stone massage and the Ritz-Carlton’s signature Swedish massage. Many treatments feature local magnolia blossoms and oils, and the scent of the flower perfumes the air throughout the spa. Putting the Finishing Touches on New Orleans
2. Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, PA
Located in South Central Pennsylvania’s scenic Cumberland Valley, the resort boasts a restored golf course, 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting facilities and a world-class 30,000 sq. ft. spa. Try the historic "Bedford Baths" treatment, which uses minerals inspired by local herbs and botanicals. Pennsylvania Gaming Will Surpass Atlantic City, Analysts Predict
3. Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Sarasota, FL (tie)
This chic Gulf Coast property offers 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in its conference center, a boardroom, and a ballroom. The spa offers an array of expert treatments from their special selection of organic ingredients as well as on-trend shellac manicures and pedicures.
4. Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (tie)
With nearly 1.7 million sq. ft. of meeting space and a direct connection to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, the Four Seasons is perfect for large groups. For the utmost exclusive attention and convenience, only a few events are hosted at any one time, and all 28,300 sq. ft. of the event facilities are grouped on the second level. The spa boasts uniquely appointed treatment rooms and a focus on results-oriented treatments like oxygen-infusing masks and peptide peels. Those looking for serenity can lose themselves in the Zen lounge, which offers private steam rooms and impeccable service. US Airways Cuts Las Vegas Service By Nearly Half
5. Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia (tie)
Nestled between the immense expanse of the Pacific Ocean and the ancient rainforests of Western Canada is Vancouver Island's exclusive Wickaninnish Inn, perfect for small meetings or executive retreats. The inn has a large conference room and a self-contained boardroom. At the Ancient Cedars Spa, practitioners balance the body and mind with smooth stones coated with essential oils for the signature Hishuk Ish Tsawalk Awakening Treatment.3 Days in Vancouver
6. Four Seasons Resort, Jackson Hole, WY
The five-star mountain resort is ideal for meetings of up to 270 guests. The resort's 8,000 sq. ft of flexible indoor meeting space includes the stunning Cottonwood Ballroom, which features a wood-burning fireplace. The full-service alpine spa has 16 treatment rooms and offers a comprehensive range of massages and day spa treatments. Private spa suites include Swiss showers, fireplaces and deep soaking tubs, and there are separate men’s and women’s tranquility lounges with fireplaces.All-American Gift Guide: Pillow Gifts from Across the U.S.
7. Pebble Beach Resort, Pebble Beach, CA
With more than 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, the Lodge includes 10 rooms with occupancy ranging up to 500. Catering, meeting, audio-visual services are some of the special amenities included along with complimentary wireless Internet service in all guest rooms. The Spa at Pebble Beach celebrates natures healing powers in their 22,000 sq. ft. full-service spa and salon. Treatments include the Swiss Crème Flotation Wrap, a moisture-infusing full-body treatment, and the Post-Golf Therapy, a recovery session that focuses on preparing forearms, neck, lower-back and hips for your attendees' next adventure. Video: Peter Kessler on the State of Golf
8. Villagio Inn & Spa, Yountville, CA
This resort set in California wine country has 30,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space and its newly-opened spa offers 16 treatment rooms and five spa suites. Treatments integrate Mediterranean influences with essential elements indigenous to the Napa Valley. San Francisco Hotels Fire Up Northern California Market in July
9. The Peninsula, Chicago, IL
The elegant Peninsula has 9,500 sq. ft. of meeting space and can accommodate up to 550 guests. The Peninsula Spa by ESPA features a poolside sundeck where attendees can relax with cucumber-flavored water while awaiting one of the spa's signature facial and body treatments or massages. Ian Schrager Unveils New Colorado Hotel
10. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami, FL
This resort offers more than 25,000 sq. ft. of indoor meeting and banquet facilities, including the 10,100 sq. ft. oceanfront Grand Ballroom. The ballroom is divided into three spaces including two junior ballrooms of 2,900 and 2,500 square feet, five meeting and reception rooms ranging from 480 to 1,000 sq. ft. and a stately boardroom. The spa offers a variety of services in its 21 treatment rooms, most notably all-organic facials, mani-pedis, and body treatments.Disney Bringing AVATAR to Animal Kingdom in Orlando