We verify luxury

Forbes Travel Guide is the global authority on luxury hospitality. Our professional inspectors travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants, and spas based on 900 objective standards that determine our coveted annual Star Ratings. 

We visit every hotel, restaurant, and spa that we Star Rate, paying our own way and staying anonymously as a typical guest. No one can buy a rating under any circumstance. Every Star Rating is earned through our objective, independent process. 

We started in 1958, as Mobil Travel Guide, a guidebook for US motorists. We created the original Five-Star rating system for hospitality. For more than 60 years, we have traveled the world to give guests the most reliable information on where to stay, dine and relax. 

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