Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

London named by luxury travel guide as capital with most five-star hotels

London has cemented its position as the global five-star capital city with 19 top hotels in the Forbes Travel Guide awards.

The list includes six new additions in the UK capital: Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square; Rosewood London; The Berkeley; and The Egerton House Hotel and The Milestone Hotel & Residences join Hotel 41 to give Red Carnation hotels a triple five-star hotel win for the city.

After London, the cities with the most hotels rated as five-star by FTG are Macau and Paris with 13, New York with 10 and Hong Kong with 8.

In total, FTG has handed out star ratings to 1,898 properties in 73 countries this year, including a record 107 new five-star awards following its expansion in 16 countries.

Four Seasons maintained its achievement as the brand with the most five-star hotels adding 11 new five-Star hotel awards to its collection. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow and Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg are among some of the additions in newly-rated destinations.

Among restaurants, there are also 13 new five-star, eight new four-star and two new Recommended winners. The recipients also include 24 new five-star and 22 new four-star spas. 

"It's a privilege for Forbes Travel Guide to honour such magnificent hotels, restaurants and spas from all corners of the globe. Each deserving recipient excels at enriching people's lives through the power of exceptional service," said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. "Our role at Forbes Travel Guide is to establish our annual star ratings with absolute independence and integrity and champion those at the very top of their game." 

More than 600 star-rated winners and guests will celebrate at Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on February 18 and 19. 

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