27 February 2013, Singapore – Forbes Travel Guide releases its 55th announcement of Five-star, Four-star and Recommended hospitality establishments globally.
Eight new hotels and two spas in Asia have achieved the Five-Star award this year which include seven in Hong Kong, five in Macau, three in Singapore, two in Shanghai and Beijing’s first Five-Star hotel rating – the China World Summit Wing, a Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property. Forbes Travel Guide revealed its new Recommended rating category for well-appointed hotels and restaurants that deliver enhanced service, distinct value and a strong sense of place. There are now a total of 18 Five-Star rated hotels in Asia – an 80% increment compared to last year.
Five-Star Hotels in Asia
Singapore – Capella Singapore , The Fullerton Bay Hotel and Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Shangri-La and The Fullerton Hotel were awarded the Forbes Four-Star hotel rating.
Hong Kong – InterContinental Hong Kong, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Peninsula Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the city with the most Forbes Five-Star hotels worldwide.
Macau – Altira Macau, Crown Towers at Cotai Strip, Encore Macau, Mandarin Oriental Macau, Spa at Encore Macau with Wynn Resorts holding more Five-Star awards than other brands in Macau.
Beijing – China World Summit Wing, Beijing
Shanghai – The Peninsular Shanghair, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Five-Star Spas in Asia
Singapore – Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Hong Kong – The Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental, The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula Spa at The Peninsula, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA at The Ritz Carlton and The Spa at Four Seasons.
Macau – Alitra Spa, The Spa at Encore Macau, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental and The Spa at Wynn Macau
Shanghai – The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, Shanghai
In Singapore, Royal Plaza on Scotts also receives the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award. The tagline of Royal Plaza on Scotts, ‘What Can We Do For You’ reflects the hotel’s service which is delivered by listening to guest feedback, tailoring services and refining products to suit their preferences. The hotel has pioneered unique benefits for its guests such as a complimentary in-room minibar service and in-room Nespresso coffee machine.