Valmont Destinations: Forbes 2023 Travel Guide

Valmont Destinations: Forbes 2023 Travel Guide


Step into a world where luxury meets indulgence, where relaxation and rejuvenation are elevated to an art form. Valmont Cosmetics, the epitome of opulence and sophistication, is delighted to celebrate our partner hotel and spas that have emerged victorious as the coveted 2023 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners

The Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards represent a class of their own, raising the bar for luxurious experiences, and embodying the essence of flawless hospitality. Join us as we embark on an enchanting journey through a realm of beauty, wellness, and pure indulgence, where the best of the best have been honored for their exceptional commitment to excellence. It's time to immerse yourself in a world of sublime luxury and pampering—welcome to the pinnacle of hospitality and allure.




Hotel & Spa - Los Angeles, California

"Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel Bel-Air sits on 12 acres of lush gardens in the Bel-Air Estates neighborhood of Los Angeles, so the view from any of the 58 guest rooms and 45 suites is tropical. World-renowned celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck mans the restaurant and bar, creating fresh eats with California-meets-European influences. 

Yet another extra-luxe perk can be found in the Hotel Bel-Air Spa. With seven treatment rooms, a mosaic steam room and top-notch service, it'll be tough not to relax in this L.A. oasis. The hotel has been a favorite of celebrities and high-profile guests since 1946, and the equally private spa, which was added to the property in 2011, has become a go-to spot for VIPs, too."


Hotel - Los Angeles, California

"One of L.A.’s most enduring icons is this stately, pale-pink Five-Star hotel on Sunset Boulevard. The Beverly Hills Hotel has been attracting guests (famous and not) since 1912, and its star power is by no means fading. While celebrities love the hotel for its luscious private bungalows (perfect for canoodling and doing whatever else stars do), the rest of us love the tropical gardens (gorgeous) and the retro-style pool (so movie-star chic)."


Hotel & Spa - Orange County, California

"Reigning over Laguna Beach from its rugged cliff-top location, the stylish Montage Laguna Beach blends arts-and-crafts style with the luxury of a full-service resort. Rooms, suites and bungalows feature 400-thread-count linens and five-fixture marble bathrooms with a large shower and tub and private balconies or patios with ocean views. Guest room décor is bright and airy, with light-colored appointments befitting a resort by the sea."


Hotel & Spa - Palm Beach, Florida

"Located in the small seaside town of Manalapan just south of Palm Beach on South Florida’s finest sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a beach resort that delivers on amenities and service. The sprawling, Mediterranean-style waterfront escape has a 42,000-square-foot spa with an expansive menu of treatments, several restaurants and spacious guest rooms featuring oversized marble baths."


 Hotel & Spa – Miami, Florida

“With its Asian-inspired, streamlined decor, The Setai, Miami Beach is a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star luxury oasis in a sea of crowded, overdesigned South Beach hotels. Instead of bright colors or bustling public spaces, The Setai, Miami Beach sticks to soothing, understated neutrals in the rooms and lobby, giving the space a residential feel.

The highlight here is the array of results-oriented, anti-aging treatments, like the signature Majestic Facial. Indulge in this 90-minute service to enjoy a blend of precise Japanese massage technique and ultra-luxe Swiss skincare — the results speak for themselves” 


Hotel - Maui, Hawaii

“Nestled along Maui's coast in one of the most exclusive oceanfront areas on the northwest side of the island, the 24-acre Montage Kapalua Bay is ensconced in nature. It’s part of Kapalua Resort, a 22,000-acre paradise that began as a successful pineapple plantation and gave way to a resort development under the vision of Colin Cameron, a fifth-generation descendant.”


Hotel - New York, New York

“Many of New York’s landmark luxury hotels of the 1930s have changed ownership over the years, and with those transitions, a number have lost a bit of their grandeur. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, in all of its Upper East Side glory, has managed to maintain the glamour and luxury of days past. Though owned by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, this Manhattan landmark has kept the same classic feel, which keeps guests returning over and over again.

The Carlyle has also been featured in popular shows like Sex and the City and more recently in Bill Murray’s 2015 holiday special A Very Murray Christmas. A documentary film about The Carlyle is also in the works.”


Hotel - New York, New York

“Escape the bustling streets of Midtown Manhattan as you enter Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Park Hyatt New York’s oversized custom-made bronze double doors. 

Created to make you feel as if you are in your own home, the common areas of the hotel are named The Study (an ideal place for reading The New York Times) and The Living Room (a perfect setting to enjoy a glass of bubbly or dry-aged, grass-fed beef sliders). In these comfy spaces outfitted with muted tones, plush couches, and fresh flowers like yellow calla lilies or green hydrangeas.”


Hotel & Spa - Hilton Head South, South Carolina

“Surrounded by rivers, marshes and maritime forests, Montage Palmetto Bluff is the bucolic, Spanish-moss-draped setting for a picture-perfect getaway.

What Montage noticed in Palmetto Bluff aligned with what previous innkeepers saw — stunningly green landscapes, abundant waterways and screened-in porches that look like they sprung right from a Margaret Mitchell novel.”


Hotel & Spa - Park City, Utah

“Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Montage Deer Valley is a skier's dream. Perched on Empire Pass, the hotel provides ski-in/ski-out access right next to the lifts of Deer Valley. That means you can go from your cozy, refined craftsman-style room to the top-notch slopes in a snap.

To make it even easier to hit Deer Valley Resort's more than 200 skiable acres, visit the hotel's onsite Compass Sports to buy lift tickets and pick up rentals. The staff members will not only warm your boots, but help you put them on and take them off. And staff will have hot apple cider and freshly baked cookies waiting when you return.”


Hotel & Spa - Cary, North Carolina

“The Umstead Spa allows you to experience art, nature and wellness while incorporating tranquil elements of nature that reflect its surrounding landscape within a wooded 10-acre resort in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina.

The 16,000-square-foot space at The Umstead Hotel and Spa is made for luxe pampering with plush furnishings, calming neutral-toned décor with natural accents and a long list of top-notch spa services from which to choose."



Hotel & Spa - Toronto, Ontario

“Located in the heart of Toronto’s glamorous Yorkville neighborhood, The Hazelton Hotel is one of the finest boutique hotels in the city. Inspired by the grandeur of vintage Hollywood, the hotel’s lobby — with its stylish Gatsby-like gilded gold framing and ambient lighting — welcomes visitors looking for an elegant experience while visiting the city or locals looking for a sophisticated retreat within the city.

Exclusive and discreet, the Four-Star Spa at the Hazelton by Valmont offers an oasis for a quiet, luxurious experience away from the busyness of the city.

The calming ambiance of the Toronto spa sets in the moment you step off of the elevator and enter into the reception area. Natural woods and soft lighting are highlighted by the spa’s signature scent, an elixir made of seven different natural essential oils, a signal to the senses that it’s time to relax and recharge.”


Hotel - Whistler, Vancouver

“Fairmont Château Whistler echoes the style of Canada’s grand railway hotels, offering classic luxury for a mountain getaway. Outside the bustle of Whistler’s main village, the property is a short walk from the slopes on the Blackcomb side of Whistler Blackcomb resort.”


Hotel - Montreal, Quebec

“From the outside, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth maintains its traditional facade, but on the inside, everything has changed.

It is no longer the same Montreal hotel that Queen Elizabeth first visited in 1959, nor the property that John Lennon and Yoko Ono chose for their “bed-in for peace” in 1969. Instead, it has undergone a $140 million transformation to be at the cutting edge of hospitality and the face of the city’s dynamic character.”


Hotel - Mont Tremblant, Quebec

“Nestled at the foot of Canada’s famous Tremblant mountain, Fairmont Tremblant offers one of the best locations in this four-destination ski town. The oldest and largest luxury hotel in the area, it underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2017 to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The lobbies, restaurants and public spaces were transformed from a rustic aesthetic to a modern mountain motif that incorporates elements of Quebec culture, providing a charming countryside escape.”


Hotel - Quebec City, Quebec

“Le Bonne Entente, located on the outskirts of Quebec City, has a brisk, business-like atmosphere. From the moment you walk into the lobby, with its honeyed wood-paneled walls and bright lighting, you get the sense that this is an impeccably designed and sophisticated establishment that’s catering to the discerning executive.”

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