Forbes adds 22 hotels to Five-Star list
New York City – 23 February 2017 –
Forbes Travel Guide adds 22 hotels to its list of Five-Star properties.
The addition of these properties brings the total number of Five-Star hotels to 175.
Forbes also named 76 new Four-Star hotels and 83 new hotels in the Recommended category.
This is the 59th list of Star Rating recipients in Forbes’ history. Forbes now rates properties in 42 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
These international destinations were rated for the first time in 2017: Bali, Barcelona, Bogota, Budapest, Cartagena, County Kildare in Ireland, Dublin, Kyoto, Lima, Lisbon, Manila, Melbourne, Monte Carlo, Munich, Osaka, Santiago, Seoul, St. Tropez, Sydney, Venice, and Zurich.
Next year, Forbes plans to add the Middle East and Africa to its list of rated destinations.
“This year’s Star-Rated properties — the largest and most global group in the company’s history — achieved an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as the individual hotel experience,” said Gerard Inzerillo, chief executive officer of Forbes Travel Guide.
Forbes sends a team of expert inspectors to anonymously evaluate properties based on about 800 standards. They look at both the condition of the facilities and the quality of the service. They even look at intricate details such as whether or not clothing left in the room was neatly folded.