12/14/2010 10:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nine Colorado Hotels Among Travel + Leisure's Best In The World (PHOTOS)

Nine Colorado Hotels rank among Travel + Leisure's top 500 hotels in the world for 2011, headed by the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, which scored a 92.52 on a 100-point scale.

Only five states -- California, Florida, Hawaii, New York and Texas -- have more than nine hotels on the list. Two hotels, the Vail Cascade and the Ritz-Carlton in Denver are making their first appearance on the list.