Travel and Leisure Voting

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Voting has begun for Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards! These weeks are always an exciting time for us, as we look forward to the voting process every year. We are deeply appreciative that Westglow has been a recipient of a World’s Best Award for several years running, and look towards 2017’s awards with anticipation.

Aside from our listing in the Destination Spa category, we enjoy seeing the different properties and businesses featured in T +L’s World’s Best nominations. Several other Relais and Chateaux properties are featured within different categories, including numerous in Best Hotel. We’re honored to be included in their number and look forward to this year’s award announcements.

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Rowland’s Restaurant Wins Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence

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For the second year running, Rowland’s Restaurant has won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Wine Spectator filters every applicant through a stringent elimination process; and to be considered for an award a restaurant’s wine list must be varied, with correct information, and appeal to a wide range of patrons.

An Award of Excellence recipient must offer at least 90 selections on their wine list, feature a variety of quality producers, and compliment the restaurant’s menu in both taste and price. Rowland’s Sommelier Gary Brown works tirelessly to ensure that our wine list meets that strict standard. Our list boasts classic, coveted selections such as Dom Perignon, while still featuring more approachable options, like North Carolina’s Jones Von Drehle Vineyards, which are sure to please all restaurant guests. We hope to see you enjoy a glass with dinner soon, and sign up for special offers to be the first to learn about our popular wine dinners.

Stay tuned for a suggested wine choice personally selected by Sommelier Gary Brown!

Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

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The voting is in! Westglow has been named the #2 Top Destination Spa in the United States by Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards.

Each Destination Spa nominated for the Awards was voted on by quality of accommodations, service, food, treatments, and overall value. A spa must receive a minimum number of votes before being eligible for an award and all compromised votes from a spa’s employees or votes considered to be spam are vetted out of the final tally.

Westglow has received a Destination Spa World’s Best Award for several years running, but the excitement and gratitude never quite wears off. Wendy Jarema, Westglow’s Spa Director, gives credit to the property’s dedicated staff. “I am extremely honored and humbled that Westglow Resort and Spa has won this award. The amazing staff at Westglow works so hard to create an unforgettable experience for every single guest and I am grateful to work with such a remarkable group of people. Westglow is such a unique property and its surrounding mountains are an extraordinarily healing place.”

Wendy reiterated a sentiment we’ve all been feeling since the World’s Best Awards were announced, “thank you, to all of our loyal guests who voted for us!”

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Westglow Ranked 6th in World by Travel + Leisure

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We are proud and honored to announce that Westglow Resort and Spa has been named the 6th top Destination Spa in the world by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Westglow has been recognized by this esteemed company for many years, having first been noted in 2005.

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are comprehensive rankings of travel characteristics relevant to consumers planning trips, retreats, and vacations. Ranging from Best City to Best Airline, Travel + Leisure ensures that all aspects of adventure and luxury are recognized. Readers of the publication determine the winners by filling out detailed questionnaires and giving personalized feedback in an additional comments section. To ensure fairness and validity, Travel + Leisure uses an extensive screening process that eliminates responses written by travel industry professionals or similar biased personnel.

Assistant Spa Manager Shannon Gunning attributes the recognition to the caliber of Westglow’s staff, “I’m so honored to be listed among the world’s best destination spas again this year, and to be part of such an amazing team who made the award possible.” We are thrilled to receive an award that comes from traveler’s feedback and hope to keep meeting the high standards of Travel + Leisure subscribers for years to come.