Forbes Travel Guide, originators of the Five Star hospitality ratings, has set the standard in luxury travel since 1958.
Since 1958, Forbes Travel Guide—originator of the Five Star Ratings—has established the benchmark for excellence in global hospitality. For more than 55 years, our professional inspectors have traveled the world to find the finest hotels, restaurants and spas, spotlighting each property’s best attributes through our Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended ratings. Though the original printed Mobil Travel Guides have made way for our online platform, ForbesTravelGuide.com, this is still the only place you’ll find our list of the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas, evaluated against the most stringent standards in the hospitality industry. Unlike user-generated resources, Forbes Travel Guide’s collection of properties is grounded by the objectivity and high standards of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system, and our destination-based information is created and constantly updated by our team of verified travel experts.