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New England hotels, resorts rank high on Conde Nast Gold List 2012

Posted by Melanie Nayer  January 4, 2012 07:28 AM

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The hotels, resorts, and cruise lines that make the coveted Conde Nast Gold List each year have a legacy to live up to: luxury at its best. The annual list, now in its eighteenth year, was just released after a tally of more than 8 million votes cast by readers and travelers. With over 500 hotels, resorts and cruises to choose from, the list can seem daunting (or to those who dream of far away places, it can be the best read of the year), so we've highlighted the New England properties that made the list. May the lap of luxury be in your 2012 plans...

Blantyre-twilight-600.jpgBlantyre in Lenox graces the list of Massachusetts luxury resorts for 2012.

Massachusetts:
Mandarin Oriental Boston
The Eliot Hotel, Boston
The Wauwinet, Nantucket
Blantyre, Lenox
Wequasset Resort & Golf Club, Cape Cod

Maine:
White Barn Inn & Spa, Kennebunkport
Chebeague Island Inn

New Hampshire:
Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle

Rhode Island:
Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport

Chanler-2.jpgThe Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

Vermont:
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford
Twin Farms, Barnard
Pitcher Inn, Warren

Of course, the Gold List spans beyond New England and the U.S. Recent reports show that 2012 is the year Americans spend more money on travel to far away places. In international travel is on your 2012 plans, a few of my favorite hotels from the Gold List 2012 include: The Dorchester, London; Dukes Hotel, London; Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel, Paris; Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris; Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; The Peninsula, Bangkok; and the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, China.

Evoke your wanderlust with the entire Gold List 2012 winners .

Readers: What's your "wish list" hotel, resort or cruise from the Conde Nast Gold List?

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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