World's Best Hotels 2013

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Which hotels deliver the most extraordinary experiences? Check the results of Travel + Leisure’s annual survey to find out.

No. 24 Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Highlands, NC

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Score: 94.63

This historic 1878 stone-and-brick resort has an enviable location amid the Blue Ridge Mountains. After a welcoming champagne toast, guests make their way to one of 80 plush rooms—22 of which just opened in July 2013—furnished with antiques and Italian linens. The 25,000-square-foot spa features a solarium, fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the countryside. Guests also enjoy access to the Old Edwards Club, a Tom Jackson–designed golf course and handsome clubhouse.

World's Best Hotels 2013

No. 24 Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Highlands, NC

Score: 94.63

This historic 1878 stone-and-brick resort has an enviable location amid the Blue Ridge Mountains. After a welcoming champagne toast, guests make their way to one of 80 plush rooms—22 of which just opened in July 2013—furnished with antiques and Italian linens. The 25,000-square-foot spa features a solarium, fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the countryside. Guests also enjoy access to the Old Edwards Club, a Tom Jackson–designed golf course and handsome clubhouse.

Courtesy of Old Edwards Inn & spa
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