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In the latest edition of the Forbes Travel Guide, two properties have become the first to earn the distinction of “Quintuple Five-Star” status for their trio of restaurants, spa and hotel.
The Wynn Macau and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong have become the first hotels to score quintuple five-star ratings for the property, their three restaurants and spa – a ranking that promises guests stellar experience across the board.
Of the Wynn Macau, a Forbes travel inspector uses a string of adjectives like “dazzling,” “dramatic,” “regal” and “opulent” to describe the lobby and rooms.
All three dining options at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – Pierre, Mandarin Grill + Bar, and The Krug Room – likewise meet the requirements for achieving five-star Forbes status: a list that demands flawless service, the finest of amenities, quality of products, craftsmanship and a staff that goes above and beyond expectations.
In the 57th edition of their guide, inspectors handed out five stars to 18 new hotels, 10 restaurants and seven new spas.
Mexico and the Caribbean made their entry into the five-star club for the first time this year, thanks to luxury properties like the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Nayarit, Mexico and A Rosewood Resort, Antigua.
Asian cities Guangzhou, Bangkok and Tokyo also landed their first five-star hotels with brands like the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and the Mandarin Oriental.
Inspectors were particularly besotted with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, handing out five stars to three properties in Antigua, Mexico and California.
Likewise, the glitzy city of Macau boasts bragging rights to having the most five-star hotels, restaurants and spas in any regional market, with 23 ranked establishments including the Conrad Macao and Tenmasa restaurant.
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