Forbes Travel Guide Releases Mid-2013 Star Award Winners

ForbesWe’ve heard for quite a while that Forbes Travel (formerly Mobil) has really ramped-up their inspections of hotels, restaurants, and spas in an attempt to compete with AAA.  They have just announced that they will now update their list of twice a year, instead of just once each year.  From their press release:

Just in time for fall travel season, Forbes Travel Guide reveals its inaugural update to the official Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating list, adding eight new Five-Star hotels, restaurants and spas; 47 new Four-Star hotels, restaurants and spas; and 36 new Recommended hotels and restaurants. Though we’ve been hard at work inspecting and rating the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas for more than 55 years, we’ve never before revealed new additions to our list outside of our annual announcement (which takes place each winter—watch in January for even more Star Rating news).

With the addition of the 8 new Five-Star hotels, Forbes now has 83 Five-Star hotels.

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Forbes Travel Guide’s 2012 Five Star Hotel Award Winners

Since we posted the recent AAA TrueGuest Award winners, many people have asked about the Forbes Travel Guide List.  Forbes now rates 57 hotels in the world as 5 Star.

Here is the 2012 list:

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CALIFORNIA

The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Chateau du Sureau, Oakhurst
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco
Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills 
The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
The Grand Del Mar, San Diego 
The St. Regis San Francisco, San Francisco
The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point

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