RELEASE: Forbes Travel Guide Reveals 2004 Star Awards

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Middle East wins big victories

Smaller, high-adventure metro areas see surge in popularity

ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes Travel Guide ("FTG"), the only independent, global ratings system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises, today introduced its 2024 Star Awards. See the Complete list of honorees at

Hotel ratings expanded to new destinations, including Baku, Azerbaijan; Curaçao; Iceland; Sardinia, Italy; Kenya; Algarve and Madeira, Portugal; Rwanda; Koh Samui, Thailand; Rabat, Morocco; Mecca, Saudi Arabia; and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The 66th annual list covers more than 2,000 properties around the world. It has 340 five-star hotels, 600 four-star hotels and 503 recommended ones; 78 five-star restaurants, 121 four-star restaurants and 59 recommended; 126 five-star spas and 201 four-star spas; and seven four-star and five-recommended cruises. Below are some highlights of the 2024 winners:

"Travel was expected to have a strong year and the new winners on our 2024 list reflect the increased efforts properties are making to deliver elevated guest experiences," noted Amanda Frasier, president of ratings at Forbes Travel Guide. "This year's list demonstrates the discerning traveler's evolving focus on wellness and desire for authentic, destination-focused itineraries. We congratulate all of the 2024 Star Award winners on their significant achievements."

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To see the full list of 2024 winners, click here.

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Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, ocean cruises, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on hundreds of exacting standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the best experiences in the world. The only way to earn a Five Star, Four Star or Recommended rating is to earn it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit

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