The Utah lodge is a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City airport in the US
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, has won the One to Watch Award in the Inaugural World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 listing.
The luxurious 46-key Utah lodge is designed to complement its natural surroundings, a setting of 3,500 acres of lush, untamed landscape. Located 35 minutes from Salt Lake City airport, the lodge features a female-led regenerative farm where guests can learn about sustainable growing practices or hike trails with a wildlife biologist in the summer months. In the winter, they can ski fresh powder or snowshoe to a fondue dinner in a private mountaintop yurt.
Signature restaurant Yuta offers all-day dining using sustainably sourced, heirloom ingredients, many of which are cultivated on-site at Blue Sky’s farm. The casual Tavern and The Refectory at High West Distillery make up the trio of dining options.
The Edge Spa is built on a dramatic precipice overlooking Blue Sky's creek, while outdoor activities range from heli-skiing to fly fishing and horseback riding.
Commenting on the win, Joe Ogdie, general manager at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, says: “When our owners decided to create The Lodge at Blue Sky, they set out to create the best modern, luxury mountain retreat in the world. Their vision was to build a luxurious, sustainable experience that offers one-of-a-kind adventures in nature and a sense of freedom and discovery that cannot be found anywhere else. This accolade is a true testament to that vision, combined with an extremely talented and dedicated team who leave no detail unturned – and we are incredibly proud.”
Managing director for The World’s 50 Best Hotels, Tim Brooke-Webb, added: “When deciding the winner of this award, we were looking for a property that interacts positively with its environment and offers a unique and special guest experience. The Lodge at Blue Sky resort has been at the forefront of America’s mountain retreats since its launch in 2019 and the lodge impressed us with its nature-led adventures and understated elegance – all among soaring peaks, expansive fields and lush hillsides with a heavy dose of luxury in terms of its accommodation.”
The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 will be revealed on 19 September 2023 at a ceremony in London’s Guildhall and also streamed live on YouTube here.