Lake Placid, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
It’s one of the premier benchmarks in the hospitality industry. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, a bellwether of opinion in luxury travel, have once again rated Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa among the very best properties in the world by virtue of its inclusion in the publication’s Gold List for 2014.
Among over 500 luxury properties to make the Gold List, Mirror Lake Inn was ranked in the top 50 overall based on its score of 93.8 percent. Within the Gold List, Mirror Lake Inn was rated number one among the 15 deluxe hotels on the New York State list.
This marks the second consecutive year that the Inn has achieved such distinction; it has appeared on the list on numerous occasions. Approximately 80,000 Conde Nast Traveler respondents ranked the hotel in the categories of rooms, service, food, design, location and activities.
Conde Nast Traveler readers also distinguished the AAA Four Diamond resort, overlooking Mirror Lake, in November 2013 as tops in the Northeast and the fifth best ski hotel in North America (best in eastern North America).
“Having Conde Nast’s readers consider us in this manner is a reflection of our emphasis on guest service,” said Mirror Lake Inn owner Ed Weibrecht. “And as we look at this closer it’s indicative of the effort of every staff member here. The Inn receives high marks thanks to its employees, and from my viewpoint, they are at the head of the class.”
Mirror Lake Inn remains the only Lake Placid option offering the combination of Four Diamond lodging and dining. Its score topped such iconic properties as The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Calif., The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla., the Greenbrier in W. Va., and Stowe Mountain Lodge and Woodstock Inn and Resort, both in Vt.
Among the recent comments from Mirror Lake Inn guests:
“This was our 7th visit to the Mirror Lake Inn. Never a disappointment with the rooms and they are all spotless and well appointed. The view of the lake and the mountains is spectacular. Service, dining and the Spa are always outstanding. The staff is excellent, Spa is relaxing - truly a special destination.” PQ, Staten Island.
“Its picture perfect views are amazing and we love their summer amenities especially the small private beach / dock and kayaking. We always have a wonderful experience thanks to MLI's dedicated, knowledgeable and courteous staff.” – Mary Jane, Virginia
Mirror Lake Inn has also enjoyed its share of editorial plaudits:
Snow Magazine editor-in-chief Lori Knowles, in the publication’s 2013-2014 winter issue, penned, “It’s a Yuletide treasure. Mirror Lake Inn leaps from the pages of A Christmas Carol….guest rooms in the main inn are Christmas-card perfect…modern Adirondack elegance reigns here….the lakeside bar (The Cottage Café) is quintessential ski.”
Conde Nast Traveler contributor Molly Fergus, in the December 2013 issue, wrote, “…who would have thought that a ski hotel 2,000 miles east of Colorado would rank among the top five (in North America). But Lake Placid’s luxe Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa did just that. The historic inn’s three restaurants plate the best food in the Adirondacks.”
The service oriented approach has led to numerous accolades including:
--AAA Four Diamond rated 29 consecutive years
--AAA Four Diamond rated 7 consecutive years (The View Restaurant)
--Conde Nast Traveler, rated #2 for dining among ski hotels in North America
--Conde Nast Traveler 2013 and 2014 Gold List
--Travel + Leisure, Among the World’s Best Hotels
--Spafinder Wellness, 2013 Readers’ Choice Award
--Wine Spectator Award 14 consecutive years
--Capital Region Living, 2012 Best of
About the Mirror Lake Inn
The AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is a luxury lakefront resort in the Adirondack Mountains. The Inn, Four Diamond-rated for 29 consecutive years, offers both world-class cuisine and casual dining options, with impeccable service amid awe-inspiring views. No property in New York State, outside Manhattan, has maintained the Four Diamond designation longer than Mirror Lake Inn. It is the only property in Lake Placid that combines Four Diamond lodging and dining. The Inn's renowned Lake Placid spa pampers the body and refreshes the mind with a comprehensive menu of services. The Inn is conveniently located one block from the unique shops found on the village’s Main Street.