Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
To be a standout for families and spa-goers may seem an odd combination, but this 190-room, native-stone-and-timber Park Hyatt at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain (just 200 feet from the peak’s ski school) pulls it off with luxury to boot. Wander past the lobby’s elk-horn chandelier to rooms with oversize beds and baths featuring products from the hotel’s Allegria Spa. The spa, with a $12 million overhaul in 2006 that practically doubled its size to 30,000 square feet, is the perfect place to wind down after skiing to the hotel’s doorstep and handing off your gear to the ski valet. But kids are decidedly a focus here, with activities organized by Camp Hyatt (for kids 3–12), the village’s best heated outdoor pool and five hot tubs (two are adult-only), and daily story time in front of the Great Room fireplace, complete with complimentary hot cocoa.