Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Forbes Travel Guide Announces 2018 Star Rating Awards

As it celebrates its landmark 60th anniversary, Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 60th list of worldwide Star Rating winners, continuing its exceedingly selective approach for recognising the world's finest properties and rewarding gracious, intuitive service.

The 2018 award winners include 27 new Five-Star hotels, 70 new Four-Star hotels and 76 new hotels in the Recommended category. Other first-time recipients include five Five-Star restaurants, 24 Four-Star restaurants and 10 Recommend restaurants. The list also honours five new Five-Star spas and 29 new Four-Star spas. See the complete list of winners here.

Forbes Travel Guide now rates properties in 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Newly added international destinations for 2018 include: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Aruba, Chengdu, Dubai, Hokkaido, Jamaica, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, Marrakech, Okinawa, Panama, Prague, Sanya and Vienna. As Forbes Travel Guide marks its 60th year, it will expand to inspecting in 60 countries in preparation for its 2019 Star Ratings.

"This is a momentous year for Forbes Travel Guide. Our anniversary commemorates 60 impressive years of serving hotels and guests," said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. "As the most trusted source for travellers, we continue to carry out our mission to verify luxury worldwide. We are delighted to honour the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an outstanding collection of hotels, restaurants and spas with a strong service culture. It's the largest and most global group of Star-Rated properties in our company's history. We congratulate these properties for their dedication to service excellence."
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