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Relaxing Texas retreats land on yet another list of best hotels

Relaxing Texas retreats land on yet another list of best hotels

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Lake Austin Spa Resort was named as one of the top 100 hotels in the world by Condé Nast readers. Photo courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort
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Travaasa Austin also scored high marks on the 2015 Readers' Choice Awards for the world's best hotels. Photo by Andrew Collins
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Conde Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards for the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world, and two Texas locales landed on the list. Specifically, two in Austin. Because there is no list unless Austin is on it.

Lake Austin Spa Resort and Travaasa Austin are among the globe’s best hotels based on reader rankings. Lake Austin received high marks of 94.5 out of 100, while Travaasa scored a 94.3. Both spots are used to such accolades.

More than 128,000 travelers participated in the travel magazine’s 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to create the list of winners. Based on these results, the magazine also released a top 25 resorts in the U.S. list in which Lake Austin Spa Resort placed at No. 20 and Travaasa Austin landed at No. 24.

The two Austin hotels were the only Texas vacation spots on the worldwide list and serve as a reminder that when you want to get away, there are outstanding options just a short drive from Dallas.