ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo congratulated five New York state hotels that were selected in the Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards in the "Top 20 Resorts in the Northeast" category.
The annual awards are selected by the publication's readers who choose the best in an array of categories including the best hotels, islands, cities, cruises and airlines.
New York state's winners of the Reader's Choice Awards are as follows:
-Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Lake Placid, the Adirondacks
-Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, the Adirondacks
-Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, the Catskills
-Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, the Adirondacks
-The Sagamore, Lake George, the Adirondacks
"This year's Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards show that avid travelers are choosing Upstate New York as a top destination to stay and vacation," Cuomo said. "This recognition of the world-class accommodations in the Adirondacks and the Catskills is well deserved, and it will help further the momentum we are generating in the state's tourism industry. We want visitors to come to New York and experience all of what we have to offer. So pack your bags, book a room at one of our outstanding hotels and explore the Empire State."
As the fifth largest employment sector in New York, tourism supported 714,222 jobs and generated $17.39 billion in wages in 2012, according to the governor's office.