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Forbes Travel Guide announces 2014 Star Ratings

Posted by Melanie Nayer  January 22, 2014 09:20 AM

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P4RSG3YD.jpgNantucket's White Elephant Village joins the list of Forbes Four-Star properties.

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 56th list of Star Rating recipients worldwide, including some new star properties in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The White Elephant Village in Nantucket and The Chanler in Newport, Rhode Island, both earned Four Stars and join the hundreds of other hotels, restaurants and spas around the world in displaying this prestigious honor.

The 2014 Forbes Star Ratings welcomed 15 new Five-Star hotels, 16 new Five-Star restaurants and five new Five-Star spas. the United States, Canada, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Singapore. This year’s list includes newly-opened hotels as well as hotels that recently completed renovations. Of course, restaurants and spas are also included.

“We are delighted to recognize the outstanding commitment to service and guest experience exemplified by our 2014 Star Rating recipients,” said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide. “This year’s growing number of Five-Star recipients comes at a time when the outlook for luxury travel remains strong. At the core of what we do is recognizing and advocating for properties delivering the best in guest service. We are thrilled to be associated not only with our newest Star Rating recipients, but all of our Star Rated properties worldwide.”

Forbes inspectors visited nearly 1,000 hotels, restaurants and spas around the world, testing each property against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards to determine the ratings. For the 2014 list, there are 15 new Five-Star hotels, 16 new Five-Star restaurants, and five new Five-Star spas. In addition, Forbes Travel Guide awarded 296 Four-Star hotels, 186 Four-Star restaurants, 149 Four-Star spas, 82 Recommended hotels and 42 Recommended restaurants.

See the full list of all Forbes Four- and Five-Star properties.

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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