MCLEAN, Va. - Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming 16 Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and seven Conrad Hotels & Resorts as Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Awards recipients, with four properties newly added to the list in 2017. These properties will be showcased with the complete list of Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

"To have so many properties named in the Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Awards is an exceptional accolade for the entire Hilton Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio," said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury & lifestyle brands, Hilton. "The recognition reinforces our commitment to providing our guests with best-in-class hospitality experiences across our luxury brands."

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; Conrad Bali; The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel; and Waldorf Astoria Beijing are the latest additions to the luxury travel ratings list, which has been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. 

"We are delighted to recognize the 2017 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service," said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.

"In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions," Inzerillo said. "These properties, the largest and most global group in the company's history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today."

The full list of Hilton Luxury & Lifestyle properties included in the Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Awards is as follows. (Please note: new additions to the list are marked with an asterisk next them.)

Five Star Rating Awards

  • Conrad Macao, Cotai Central*
  • Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Four Star Rating Awards

  • Conrad Beijing
  • Conrad Hong Kong
  • Conrad Tokyo
  • Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York
  • Waldorf Astoria Berlin
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago
  • Waldorf Astoria New York
  • Waldorf Astoria Park City

Recommended Rating Awards

  • Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • Conrad Bali*
  • Conrad Centennial Singapore
  • Conrad New York
  • The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel*
  • Waldorf Astoria Beijing*

Spa Star Award Winners

  • Guerlain Spa, Waldorf Astoria New York (Four Star Rating Awards)
  • Spa Grande, a Waldorf Astoria Spa (Four Star Rating Awards)
  • Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club Chicago (Four Star Rating Awards)
  • Waldorf Astoria Spa at Boca Raton Resort & Club (Four Star Rating Awards)
  • Waldorf Astoria Spa Shanghai (Five Star Rating Awards)

Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards go only to properties that meet the most stringent hospitality standards in the industry. Each professional inspector checks into and out of every property they rate, evaluating more than 500 criteria to determine a Star Rating and establishes a global benchmark for luxury travel.

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings.

Contacts:
John Walls
Hilton
+1 703 883 5232
john.walls@hilton.com

Laura Lopez
Magrino
+1 212 957 3005
laura.lopez@smapr.com

About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide is the originator of the prestigious Five-Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards in 162 destinations across 42 countries. Forbes Travel Guide is the most prestigious standard for luxury hospitality worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 33 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 30 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking a www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting news.waldorfastoria.com, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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