ATLANTA — Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its 59th list of worldwide Star Rating recipients. The 2017 Star Rating Awards recognized 175 hotels across the globe with a coveted Five-Star rating, including six Canadian properties.

“This year’s Star-Rated properties — the largest and most global group in the company’s history — achieved an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as the individual hotel experience,” says Gerard J. Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “We are excited to recognize the 2017 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas with a strong culture of service.”

Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts received an impressive 30 five-star ratings — the most Five-Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a single year since the list’s inception.

“Our record number of Five-Star ratings is a tremendous achievement and a direct reflection of the passionate and dedicated people of Four Seasons,” says J. Allen Smith, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “It is their commitment to excellence and genuine care for our guests that creates the unforgettable experiences that Four Seasons is known for the world over.”

Canadian properties honoured with Five-Star ratings in 2017 include:

  • Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
  • Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, B.C.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
  • Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto

A complete list of Star Rating recipients is available at


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