Forbes 5-Star Hotels Award Winners 2016 List

The Largest Group of Hotels includes 42 New Ones

••• Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico was named a first-time Forbes Five-Star Hotel in 2016. Ritz-Carlton Hotels.

The 2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels list is the largest yet, with 154 properties around the world earning this honor. For the first time, exceptional hotels in Paris, Italy, and Switzerland were included on the list. Among newcomers, the brand recognized most was Four Seasons; the Toronto-based company has its name on the door of 26 of the 42 new 2016 Five-Star hotels. Congratulations to both the first-time and long-time winners, all of which offer an impeccable setting for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.

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2016 Arizona Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain 

2016 California Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Auberge du Soleil 
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Chateau du Sureau, Oakhurst
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Bel-Air
 
L'Ermitage Beverly Hills
Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Laguna Beach 
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort 
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Rosewood Sand Hill 
The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast 
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
St Regis Hotel San Francisco
St Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, Dana Point

2016 Colorado Forbes 5-Star Hotels

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
The Little Nell, Aspen

2016 District of Columbia Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.

2016 Florida Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Acqualina  
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa - new this year
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Mandarin Oriental, Miami  
The Ritz Carlton, Naples  
The Setai, Miami Beach 
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami 

2016 Georgia Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
The Cloister
The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club

2016 Hawaii Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai 
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Montage Kapalua Bay - new this year
Trump Waikiki 

2016 Illinois Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
The Langham, Chicago - new this year
The Peninsula Chicago
Trump Chicago 

2016 Massachusetts Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Blantyre, Lenox
Boston Harbor Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Mandarin Oriental, Boston
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club - new this year
Wheatleigh 

2016 Montana Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg 

2016 Nevada Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
Encore Las Vegas Tower Suites
Wynn Las Vegas Tower Suites
Skylofts at MGM Grand
Aria Sky Suites 

2016 New York Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel New York
Mandarin Oriental New York
Park Hyatt New York - new this year
The Peninsula New York
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York 
The Point, Saranac Lake
The Ritz-Carlton, New York, Central Park
The St. Regis New York
Trump New York

2016 North Carolina Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Umstead Resort and Spa

2016 Rhode Island Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Ocean House, Watch Hill
Ocean House Cottage Collection 

2016 South Carolina Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, Summerville

2016 Tennessee Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville

2016 Utah Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Stein Eriksen Lodge
Montage Deer Valley - new this year

2016 Vermont Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Twin Farms

2016 Virginia Forbes 5-Star Hotels

The Inn at Little Washington
The Jefferson Hotel
Keswick Hall and Golf Club 

2016 Washington Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

2016 Wisconsin Forbes 5-Star Hotel
The American Club, Kohler

2016 Wyoming Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in Canada

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver  
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto 
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto  -  new this year
Trump Toronto 
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler - new this year

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in the Caribbean

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Antigua
Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in Mexico

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa  - new this year
Rosewood Mayakoba
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun - new this year
Esperanza, An Auberge Resort  - new this year
Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort  - new this year

AROUND THE WORLD

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in London

The Dorchester
45 Park Lane
Claridge's
The Connaught
Coworth Park - new this year
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
The Goring  - new this year
The Lanesborough
The Savoy

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in the Caribbean & Costa Rica

Jumby Bay, Antigua
Sandy Lane Hotel, Barbados  - new this year
Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve  - new this year
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, St Barts  - new this year
Eden Rock - St. Barths, St Barts  - new this year
Four Seasons Resort Nevis - new this year
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo - new this year

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in China

China World Summit Wing, Beijing 
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Intercontinental Hong Kong 
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
 The Langham, Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong  

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai 
Mandarin Oriental, Pudong, Shanghai -
The Peninsula Shanghai 
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong - new this year
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Shanghai

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou - new this year
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake 

Altira Macau
Banyan Tree Macau 
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central 
Crown Towers, Macau
Encore Macau 
Four Seasons Hotel Macau 
Mandarin Oriental, Macau
MGM Macau - new this year
Wynn Macau

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in Italy

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze - new this year
Hotel Savoy - new this year
Portrait Firenze - new this year
Mandarin Oriental, Milan - new this year
Hotel de Russie - new this year
Hotel Eden - new this year
Hotel Hassler Roma - new this year
J.K. Place Roma - new this year

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris - new this year
Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris - new this year
La Réserve Paris - new this year
Le Bristol Paris - new this year
Le Meurice, Dorchester Collection - new this year
Le Royal Monceau — Raffles Paris - new this year
Mandarin Oriental, Paris - new this year
The Peninsula Paris - new this year
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris - new this year

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in Singapore

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
The Fullerton Bay Hotel 
Capella Singapore 

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in Switzerland

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva - new this year

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in Japan

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Palace Hotel Tokyo - new this year
The Peninsula Tokyo - new this year

2016 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in Thailand

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
The Peninsula Bangkok - new this year

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