Stein Eriksen Lodge Recognized in Forbes Travel Guide’s List of ‘Most Luxurious Hotels in the World’

Outdoor dining deck at Stein Eriksen

The Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge, located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort, adds a brand new accolade to its collection. In its inaugural year, the Forbes’ list of “Most Luxurious Hotels in the World” has named Stein Eriksen Lodge among only 58 hotels around the world. Hotel properties that made the list represent 17 countries worldwide with Stein Eriksen Lodge being one of only 25 properties in the U.S. to receive this award.

“As a long-time Forbes Five-Star property, we are especially proud to be part of this new and distinguished list of luxury hotels,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “Our guests trust and value Forbes’ reputation, and we work tirelessly to ensure our staff provides the most exceptional service, amenities, and overall experience in the luxury travel industry.”

Evaluated by Forbes’ incognito inspectors on up to 900 standards used to determine the guide’s annual Star Ratings, the Most Luxurious winners include the highest-performing 6 percent of all Star Rated hotels globally. Winners encompass 52 Five-Star hotels and six Four-Star hotels. Twenty-five U.S. hotels are featured, along with eight properties in China, and three hotels each in Indonesia, Italy, and Mexico. Top destinations include Macau with six hotels, as well as Las Vegas, New York City, and Bali with three hotels each. Stein Eriksen Lodge, being Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star hotel and spa, is well-suited for this recognition and places among impressive company alongside top brands represented including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, The Leading Hotels of the World, The Ritz-Carlton, and Relais & Châteaux to name a few. The 2018 Verified List Winners can be found on

The timing for this award announcement comes just after the completion of the recent $14 million worth of expansion projects at Stein Eriksen Lodge. These thoughtful, innovative expansions provide new spaces for guests to create lasting, impactful memories with each visit. Whether it be lounging at the new pool, sipping a warm beverage around the fire pits in the new outdoor plaza, watching a cinema favorite in the new movie theater, or unwinding over a game of air hockey and Skee-Ball in the new 3,500-square-foot entertainment center – guests at Stein Eriksen Lodge are loving the new amenities that further enhance the “World’s Best Ski Hotel.”

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.