Forbes Travel Guide’s 2015 Star Awards winners were announced just last month. With the prestige that comes with receiving a rating, a select group of hotels and spas are commemorating the event with special travel packages to mark the occasion. Try out these new award-winning hotels:
Keswick Hall and Golf Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
Things are shining brightly at this 48-room gem near Charlottesville after it captured its first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star designation. Keswick Hall’s newly refreshed look, bounty of top-level amenities and uncompromising standards deem it worthy of inclusion on the list. The Star Treatment package, which is packed with the promise of the best available room rate, an upgrade at arrival (based on availability) and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, makes a visit to the Virginia wine country estate all the more enticing.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
It’s accolades all around at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, which earned a staggering quintuple Five Stars. The iconic hotel, The Mandarin Spa and restaurants Pierre and Mandarin Grill + Bar each retained their Five-Star statuses while The Krug Room won Five Stars for the first time and Man Wah scored Four Stars.
To celebrate these achievements, the posh property — one of the only hotels in the world to have five Five-Star winners — offers the Reach for the Stars gastronomic suite package that includes two nights in a Deluxe Oriental Suite, Krug champagne, an eight-course dinner at Mandarin Grill + Bar, a dim sum lunch at Man Wah, a seven-course meal with wine pairings at Pierre, a three-hour spa experience and limo transfers to and from Hong Kong International Airport. The deal is valid through September 10, 2015.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona
You’ll really see stars at this brand-new Five-Star hotel, which is known as a destination for stargazers. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain marks its first-time top honor with the Sonoran Stars package. Aside from accommodations, you’ll receive an in-room astronomy experience (and explore the heavens with a specialized telescope), a map of constellations and stars visible from your balcony or patio and a chocolate stars turndown amenity. Sonoran Stars will continue through December 31, 2015.
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Mandarin Oriental, Miami is the sole Florida property to snag triple Five Stars for the hotel, French-Asian fusion eatery Azul and the spa for back-to-back years. To showcase this feat, the property offers the Miami Stars Celebration package. During a two-night stay, enjoy a three-course tasting menu for two in Azul and an indulgent couples spa experience. The promotion is valid through November 1, 2015.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley & The Chateaux Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
Perfectly timed for ski season, sister properties Stein Eriksen Lodge and Chateaux Deer Valley in Park City are toasting to their stars in brilliant fashion. The only Five-Star property in Utah, the traditional Nordic lodge boasts Four-Star Glitretind Restaurant and Five-Star The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, not to mention blazing fireplaces, housemade chocolates, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, ski valets and heated sidewalks. Bask in all of these wonders with the property’s Five-Star promotion, a deal consisting of two nights at the best rate, a gratis room upgrade, breakfast for two each day during your stay, a $100 spa credit, early check-in and late checkout.
Not to be outdone, grand European-style mountain chalet Chateaux Deer Valley is enjoying its own view near the top of the hospitality world with its Four-Star package (both deals run March 15 through December 15). Much like Stein Eriksen’s promotion, this one involves a pricing guarantee, complimentary room upgrade and more. With all of that taken care of at the French-inspired inn, you can put your attention where it belongs — like on the property’s mid-mountain position in Silver Lake Village; the endless pampering opportunities at Le Spa Chateaux; and the Italian comfort fare served at the family-friendly Cena Ristorante and Lounge.
Mandarin Oriental, New York
This Columbus Circle stalwart nabbed its 10th consecutive Five-Star awards for both the hotel and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York. See why it’s been a top-notch property for a decade with its Star Experience package. You’ll be treated to luxe accommodations, a Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapies treatment, breakfast at Asiate and a bottle of bubbly. Bonus: You’ll be right next to Central Park. Reserve the Star Experience through December 31, 2015.
The Pearl Hotel, Rosemary Beach, Florida
Opened in August 2013, this boutique winner marks its debut on Forbes Travel Guide’s winners list with its Four-Star Experience deal. Celebrate the Gulf Coast hotel’s newly minted Four-Star status with a sun-filled four-night stay and a generous $444 property credit, which you can use toward a Cuban-Caribbean-inspired meal at Havana Beach Bar & Grill, a Pearl Perfection massage (a deep tissue and Swedish hybrid) at Spa Pearl, refreshing mojitos at the Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge or room service. The package is on offer through December 31.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
This Asian-influenced oasis on the Strip is a triple threat: The hotel, spa and Twist by Pierre Gagnaire restaurant each garnered Five Stars this year. Sample the winning spots by booking the Celebrate the Stars package, which includes a one-night stay, two unlimited passes to the Tian Quan Thermal Experiences at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and a delectable four-course tasting menu for two at Twist. The deal lasts until September 6, 2015.