London Hotels Earn Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards

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The Forbes Travel Guide has announced its debut Star Awards Europe, with six London properties earning five stars. This marks the first hotel ratings in Europe for the popular Guide, which has anonymously inspected and rated hotels, restaurants, and spas since the company's founding in 1958.   

The Dorchester Collection's namesake hotel, The Dorchester, and new contemporary hotel 45 Park Lane of the same location both received five stars. The only hotel in the UK to offer a three Michelin star restaurant, The Dorchester recently completed a refurbishment of 22 new suites. Rooms at the new 45 Park Lane all overlook Hyde Park, and guests can eat at Wolfgang Puck's debut restaurant in Europe.

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Meanwhile, the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane was the only award winner to receive Five-Star ratings for both its Hotel and its Spa.

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive hotel, restaurant and spa ratings since 1958. “Our first London ratings announcement marks our entry into the European market and continues to establish Forbes Travel Guide as the global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities,” says President and COO Michael Cascone. For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, visit


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