Best Of 2015: Hotel
Whether you stay in the historic Broadmoor Hotel, the longest-running 5-star hotel in the country, or book at one of the newer "luxury wilderness" retreats, you're bound for something special. The Broadmoor, which has entertained U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries, offers amenities including a private lake with paddleboats, three golf courses, a spa and an infinity pool. Impeccably trained staff members remember your personal preferences and greet you by name. And then there's the food. The hotel's seven restaurants range from casual to formal, but it's the Lake Terrace Dining Room that wins Best Sunday Brunch, with 150-plus offerings that together compose an unparalleled flavor orgy. — Jill Thomas
We're talking about a property with a record 52 consecutive years of five-star status, and it shows at the dining table. The five-diamond Penrose Room is the priciest pinnacle, and simply incredible. Summit sports the same chef in a more relaxed, contemporary setting known for killer cocktails. Lake Terrace Dining Room is the superlative spot for a 100-item Sunday brunch buffet. Charles Court boasts truly local Colorado cuisine, and serves fantastic small plates at the adjacent West Lobby Bar. The more relaxed Tavern does delightful things with steak, seafood and a wide menu. And most relaxed, the Golden Bee is styled as a 19th-century English pub, complete with ales by the yard.