Forbes Travel Guide Announces 52nd Annual Four and Five-Star Award Winners

The 2010 Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa Award Winners were revealed in the 1st edition under the Forbes Banner, and 14 new properties were awarded five stars. The list has defined the industry’s highest standard for excellence in hospitality for over 50 years.

The Broadmoor, located in Colorado Springs, CO, continues to make history, achieving this amazing level of excellence for the 50th year in a row. Its restaurant, The Penrose Room, and spa, The Spa at The Broadmoor, earned the Five-Star status for the first time this year. In 2010 there are five Five-Star hotels, two Five-Star Restaurants and seven Five-Star Spas added to the prestigious list.

To view the complete list of Forbes Travel Guide Star’s award winners, visit their web site.

“With an unprecedented downturn in the economy this year, properties have taken steps to refine their processes to become more efficient. Yet, it is important to note that the employees of these same properties have remained as engaged and passionate as ever about providing the best guest experience that they can,” said Shane O’Flaherty, President and CEO of Forbes Travel Guide.

Forbes Travel Guide’s ratings, the most comprehensive in the industry, are based on objective evaluations of more than 500 attributes. New to the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel list are: Altira Macau, Macau, China; Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA; Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Kailua-Kona, HI; Tower Suites at Encore, Las Vegas, NV; and the The Peninsula New York, New York, NY. New York City’s latest addition brings its total number of Five-Star hotels to six, maintaining the city’s title as the leading Forbes Five-Star hotel city in the world.

Two new restaurants have been added to the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant list, the The Penrose Room, Colorado Springs, CO and Fountain Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA.

New Forbes Five-Star spas include: Altira Spa, Macau, China; The Oriental Spa at Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China; Spa at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, CA; Spa at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO; Spa at Mandarin Oriental Boston, Boston, MA; Spa at Encore, Las Vegas, NV; and ESPA at Peninsula New York, New York, NY.

Via: PR News Wire