As it celebrates its landmark 60th anniversary, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 60th list of worldwide Star Rating winners, continuing its exceedingly selective approach for recognizing 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 honors 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. Among the newly added international destinations for 2018 are: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Marrakech.
In its Forbes Travel Guide debut, the Middle East emerged with big wins. The region picked up four five-star hotels (Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai; Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi; Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre; Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach). It also tallied an impressive 21 Four-Star hotels and six Recommended hotels.
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