Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge Earns Fodor's Choice Gold 2010 Award As A Top 10 US Hotel Pool

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The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge in Glenwood Springs, Colorado has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel as a Best Hotel Pool in the US and has been named a Fodor’s Choice Gold 2010 award winner. This distinction represents a notable achievement and recognizes the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge and its pool - the largest natural hot springs pool in the world, as one of the top ten in the nation.

The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool spans the length of two city blocks

From hidden-away restaurants to can't-miss museums, Fodor's Choice selections recognize the top sights, properties, and experiences our editors and updaters have found in their travels

The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge was recently honored with an award by Fodor’s Travel, one of the travel industry’s leading consumer information providers. As the recipient of a Fodor’s Choice Gold 2010 award, the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge is recognized as having one of Top 10 Hotel Pools in the US through an impartial review process by Fodor’s writers and editors throughout the year. Glenwood Hot Springs is famous throughout Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region and beyond for its legendary hot springs pools that have been warming and welcoming visitors for over 120 years.

The Fodor’s Choice Gold 2010 award caters to travelers with a range of budgets, experiences and interests to make sure that each property listed embodies a truly authentic experience. “From hidden-away restaurants to can't-miss museums, Fodor’s Choice selections recognize the top sights, properties, and experiences our editors and updaters have found in their travels,” says Fodor’s publisher Tim Jarrell. “These places are the best of the best, providing a remarkable experience in their price range or category.”

In a review excerpt, Fodor’s writes of the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, “The town of Glenwood Springs was named for the natural hot springs that provide mineral water to this attractive property. Go for a hike, then rest your bones and relax your muscles in the healing waters of one of two huge pools.” To read a full review visit, http://www.fodors.com/fodors-choice/gold-awards/2010/best-hotel-pools-4/

According to Ann Denney, Director of Sales and Marketing for Glenwood Hot Springs, “We are honored to be recognized by such an esteemed travel authority as Fodor’s. Our property is truly special. It is defined by both the geology and geography of the region and cannot be duplicated. Travelers who choose the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge are able to fully experience the beauty and wonder of Glenwood Hot Springs.”

No matter the season, a visit to Glenwood Hot Springs is a definitive Colorado experience and activity. Two natural, outdoor, hot mineral springs pools are the main attraction. Soothe sore muscles in the 104 degree therapy pool or splash, play, dive and swim in the large pool that hovers between 90 – 93 degrees and spans the length of two city blocks! A large deck, complimentary lounge chairs, and plenty of shady grassy areas with views all around make it an inviting place to relax and unwind. Acting as a visual bridge between the resort’s fabled past and its modern incarnation is the historic 1888 bathhouse, a landmark building; it now houses the Spa of the Rockies and the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club.

The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge is a 107-room hotel offering a variety of comfortable accommodations that include standard and deluxe rooms, large family suites, and even a Jacuzzi suite. A stay at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge always includes a free continental breakfast at the Grill which is located poolside and free unlimited admission to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Lodge guests also receive discounted admission to the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club where they can work out or take a class during their stay. Additional onsite amenities include the Spa of the Rockies, where guests can enjoy a massage and other relaxing treatments. Two water slides, a miniature golf course, and a kiddie pool add to the fun-filled atmosphere.

The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge joins a roster of other noteworthy winners in the Top Hotel Pools category that include Hanalei Bay in Kauai, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando.

About Glenwood Hot Springs
Among the top vacation destinations in Colorado, visitors have been flocking to Glenwood Hot Springs for over 120 years. The landmark resort includes the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, the world’s largest natural outdoor hot springs pool; the 107 room Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge; the premier Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club; the Grill, a poolside restaurant; the Sport Shop, a retail store specializing in swimwear; as well as the recently opened Spa of the Rockies offering massage and other treatments to support natural health and wellness.

Glenwood Hot Springs is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, between Aspen and Vail, 165 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction on Interstate 70 off exit 116 at 401 North River Road. 800-537-SWIM (7946) or 970-947-2955, http://www.hotspringspool.com. Current press releases, a press kit, photos, and a live web camera are available at http://www.hotspringspool.com/x.php?p=PressRoom.

Media Contact Information:

Ann Denney, Director of Sales and Marketing
Glenwood Hot Springs/Spa of the Rockies
970-945-3324
adenney (at) hotspringspool (dot) com
or
Vicky Nash
Resort Trends
970-948-4923
pr (at) hotspringspool (dot) com

About Fodor’s Choice Gold
For the first time ever, Fodor’s has selected one hundred Fodor’s Choice Gold award winners. These properties embody the 10 best US Fodor’s Choice hotels, including Puerto Rico and USVI, in one of the following categories: Best Destination Wedding Hotel, Best Hotel Design, Best Hotel for Kids and Families, Best Hotel Pool, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Hotel Service, Best Resort or Destination Spa, Best Sense of Place Hotel, Best Urban Escape Hotel, Most Romantic Hotel. For a full review of each hotel and description of why it was chosen, visit Fodors.com at http://www.fodors.com/fodors-choice/gold-awards/2010/

About Fodor’s Travel
Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of travel information. Covering over 300 destinations worldwide, Fodor’s guidebooks and website, Fodors.com, have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travelers for more than 70 years. Written by a team of over 700 writers from around the globe, Fodor’s provides travelers with engagingly written, intelligently and accurately reported, indispensable travel guidance.

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