Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled the winners of its 2019 Global Star Ratings – recognizing the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. The Accor brands stood out, with a total of 51 awards! Well-deserved golden stars.
With the Forbes Travel Guide, professional inspectors – the most stringent in the industry – regularly stay at every listed property, evaluating more than 500 criteria to determine a Star Rating. These awards have become the global benchmark in luxury travel.
We are delighted by the acclaimed recognition that our AccorHotels luxury and premium brands received in all categories: Five-Star Rating, Four-Star Rating and Forbes Travel Guide Recommended. A nicely growing number of our hotels, restaurants and spas are named to this list each year, with a current roster of 51 honors from every corner of the world, including two shiny new Five-Star achievements.
Congratulations to our winning teams on achieving these very prestigious results!
Highlights of 2019
The Raffles Istanbul achieved a Five-Star rating, the first of its kind in all of Turkey. The property received accolades for its “kind and friendly staff”, “wonderful art” and “unbeatable location”. The “swish spa” - Raffles Spa at Raffles Istanbul - also won a Four-Star rating.
Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim earned its first Five-Star rating, receiving top marks for its unique luxuries such as bicycle butlers, private poolside cabanas and spectacular views of ocean and mountains. The hotel’s Willow Stream Spa retained its Four-Star rating as well.
For the third year in a row, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar won Five-Stars in all three categories. The hotel once again joins an elite group of winners with a Five-Star Hotel Rating, a Five-Star Restaurant Rating for Addison, and a Five-Star Spa Rating for The Spa at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
Four-Stars continued to shine at Raffles Makati, SO/Berlin Das Stue, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
Also retaining Four-Stars are The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, Fairmont Banff Springs & its Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Beijing, Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Makati, Fairmont Mayakoba & its Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Fairmont Peace Hotel & its Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, Fairmont Singapore, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and Fairmont The Palm, along with The Fairmont Spa at the Claremont and the Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Pullman Danang Beach Resort received their first Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel Ratings, along with Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown.