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London is STILL the world’s five-star hotel capital, says Forbes Travel Guide

London is still the world’s five-star hotel capital, according to Forbes Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Rating Awards.

It is recognised as having 19 five-star properties – more than any other capital city – by the awards, which honours luxury hotels, spas and restaurants.

Wynn Resorts dominates the Las Vegas market with seven five-star awards, while Four Seasons is the brand with the most five-star hotels globally – a total of 44 properties.

London has 19 properties that have been given a five-star rating in the Forbes Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Rating Awards. Pictured is the V&A Suite at The Egerton House Hotel in Chelsea, one of the new winners this year 

The Premier Suite at the Rosewood London, one of the six London hotels to be given a five-star award for the first time in 2020

The Premier Suite at the Rosewood London, one of the six London hotels to be given a five-star award for the first time in 2020

The Milestone Hotel & Residences in Kensington, London, has received its first five-star award from Forbes Travel Guide. Pictured is the hotel's Venetian Suite

The Milestone Hotel & Residences in Kensington, London, has received its first five-star award from Forbes Travel Guide. Pictured is the hotel’s Venetian Suite 

One property to retain its five-star status from Forbes Travel Guide for another year is Claridge's, pictured, in London's Mayfair

One property to retain its five-star status from Forbes Travel Guide for another year is Claridge’s, pictured, in London’s Mayfair

The award winners are picked by FTG’s inspectors, who travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas based on 900 criteria.

Among the top hotels in London, six properties are awarded five-star status for the first time.

They include Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, Rosewood London near Covent Garden, The Berkeley in Knightsbridge and Kensington’s The Milestone Hotel & Residences.

The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, near the Tower of London, and The Egerton House Hotel in Chelsea are the other two new award winners.

Other properties that have retained their five-star status from FTG for another year include 45 Park Lane, Bulgari Hotel London, Claridge’s, The Connaught, The Dorchester and the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane.

The remaining properties are The Goring, Hotel 41, The Lanesborough, The Langham, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, The Savoy and Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard.

The entrance to the Savoy hotel on the Strand in London. The Savoy retained its five-star award for another year

The entrance to the Savoy hotel on the Strand in London. The Savoy retained its five-star award for another year 

One of the rooms inside Brown's Hotel in London's Mayfair. Brown's has been given a five-star award for the first time this year

One of the rooms inside Brown’s Hotel in London’s Mayfair. Brown’s has been given a five-star award for the first time this year

One of the rooms inside five-star award winner The Berkeley in London. A total of 432 five-star distinctions were awarded to hotels, restaurants and spas around the world

One of the rooms inside five-star award winner The Berkeley in London. A total of 432 five-star distinctions were awarded to hotels, restaurants and spas around the world 

The grand entrance to the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, which is located near the Tower of London. It has been given a five-star rating for the first time in 2020

The grand entrance to the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, which is located near the Tower of London. It has been given a five-star rating for the first time in 2020

In Las Vegas, Wynn Resorts is given five-star awards for its hotels the Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Tower Suites and Encore Tower Suites.

The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas and The Spa at Encore Las Vegas are also rated as five-star as is Wing Lei – the fine dining restaurant at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, 11 Four Seasons hotels are given a five-star award from FTG for the first time.

They include the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow and Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg.

In total, FTG recognises 1,898 properties in 73 countries with them awarded five-star, four-star or recommended status.

In Las Vegas, Wynn Resorts is given five-star awards for its hotels the Wynn Las Vegas, pictured, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Tower Suites and Encore Tower Suites

In Las Vegas, Wynn Resorts is given five-star awards for its hotels the Wynn Las Vegas, pictured, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Tower Suites and Encore Tower Suites

Four Seasons is the brand with the most five-star hotels globally - 44 properties. Pictured is the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Four Seasons is the brand with the most five-star hotels globally – 44 properties. Pictured is the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

There are 70 new five-star hotels, 120 new four-star hotels and 81 new recommended hotels on the 2020 list.

In the restaurant list there are 13 new five-star, eight new four-star and two new recommended winners.

The recipients also include 24 new five-star and 22 new four-star spas.

A total of 432 five-star distinctions were awarded to hotels, restaurants and spas and the top-ranking was attained for the first time in locations including Antigua, Ireland, Cape Town, Moscow and the Maldives.

Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, said: ‘It’s a privilege for Forbes Travel Guide to honour such magnificent hotels, restaurants and spas from all corners of the globe.

‘Each deserving recipient excels at enriching people’s lives through the power of exceptional service.

‘Our role at Forbes Travel Guide is to establish our annual star ratings with absolute independence and integrity and champion those at the very top of their game.’

For the full list of award winners click here.

LONDON’S 19 HOTELS WITH FIVE-STAR AWARDS  

45 Park Lane

The Berkeley

Brown’s Hotel

Bulgari Hotel London

Claridge’s

The Connaught

The Dorchester

The Egerton House Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

The Goring

Hotel 41

The Lanesborough

The Langham

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

The Milestone Hotel & Residences

Rosewood London

The Savoy

Shangri La Hotel at The Shard

Source: Forbes Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Rating Awards 

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