Forbes Travel Guide Unveils New List of Top Hotels, Restaurants
Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 - 9:33AM W
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ATLANTA—Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its 56th list of Star Rating recipients worldwide, including 15 new Five-Star hotels,16 new Five-Star restaurants and five new Five-Star spas. The total number of Five-Star hotels now numbers 97 worldwide, the most in Forbes Travel Guide’s history.
Forbes Travel Guide also recognized 296 Four-Star hotels, 186 Four-Star restaurants and 149 Four-Star spas, as well as its list of 82 Recommended hotels and 42 Recommended restaurants in the markets it rates, the United States, Canada, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Singapore.
This year’s list includes newly-opened hotels as well as hotels that recently completed renovations, such as the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel, both of which achieved Five Stars. The newly constructed properties that received Five Stars include The St.Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto and Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto as well as the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.
“We are delighted to recognize the outstanding commitment to service and guest experience exemplified by our 2014 Star Rating recipients,” said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide. “This year’s growing number of Five-Star recipients comes at a time when the outlook for luxury travel remains strong. At the core of what we do is recognizing and advocating for properties delivering the best in guest service. We are thrilled to be associated not only with our newest Star Rating recipients, but all of our Star Rated properties worldwide.”
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.