Forbes Travel Guide Unveils 2024 Star Awards Recognizing Excellence in Hotels, Restaurants, Spas & Cruises

Forbes Travel Guide Unveils 2024 Star Awards Recognizing Excellence in Hotels, Restaurants, Spas & Cruises

Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) has released its prestigious 2024 Star Awards, a celebration of excellence in luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises. This year's awards showcase an expanded reach, with new destinations like Baku, Azerbaijan; Curacao; Iceland; Sardinia, Italy; Kenya; Algarve and Madeira, Portugal; Rwanda; Koh Samui, Thailand; Rabat, Morocco; Makkah, Saudi Arabia; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Key Highlights of the 2024 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards:

1. Global Recognition:

  • More than 2,000 properties worldwide featured in the 66th annual list.
  • 340 Five-Star hotels, 600 Four-Star hotels, and 503 Recommended hotels.
  • 78 Five-Star restaurants, 121 Four-Star restaurants, and 59 Recommended restaurants.
  • 126 Five-Star spas and 201 Four-Star spas.
  • Seven Four-Star cruise ships and five Recommended cruise ships.

2. Dubai's Dominance:

  • Dubai gained five new Five-Star hotels, making it the market with the most new awards.
  • The city now boasts 12 Five-Star hotels.

3. Montage Hotels & Resorts Milestone:

  • Montage Hotels & Resorts becomes the world's only all-Five-Star hotel brand.

4. Debut of African Excellence:

  • Rwanda debuts on the list with two Five-Star winners.
  • Kenya makes its first appearance, featuring Giraffe Manor and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.

5. Macau's Five-Star Supremacy:

  • Macau remains the city with the most Five-Star hotels (22).

6. Triple Five-Star Honors:

  • Three hotels achieve triple Five-Star status, a rare accomplishment in hotel, restaurant, and spa categories.

7. Thriving Travel in Smaller Metro Areas:

  • Smaller metro areas like Nashville, Charleston, and New Orleans showcase thriving travel with recognized properties.

8. Culinary Milestones:

  • New Five-Star restaurants in Grand Cayman and Tokyo.
  • Restaurant ratings debut in Dubai and Los Cabos.

FTG President Amanda Frasier highlighted the evolving focus on well-being and authentic destination-centric experiences, congratulating the 2024 Star Award winners for their significant achievements.

Embark on a journey of luxury and excellence with Forbes Travel Guide's 2024 Star Award winners, setting new standards in the world of travel and hospitality.