Forbes Travel Guide’s Star Rating announcement is always a celebratory time, but 2015 is proving to be exceptionally stellar — this year marks our largest batch of award winners ever as we enter new destinations around the world. The highly selective 57th list includes 115 Five-Star hotels worldwide, with the addition of 18 new properties from all over the globe. The list features 10 new Five-Star restaurants and seven new Five-Star spas, too.
Forbes Travel Guide also recognized a total of 336 Four-Star hotels, 192 Four-Star restaurants and 163 Four-Star spas, as well as its list of 100 Recommended hotels and 60 Recommended restaurants in the markets it rates.
As the originator of the Five Star Rating system, Forbes Travel Guide has been the gold standard in the hotel industry since 1958. The backbone of the rating system is the team of expert inspectors, a group that anonymously evaluates properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.
Visit www.forbestravelguide.com on February 11 to see the complete list of 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award recipients.