26 Feb '13, 11am

It's out! Forbes reveals 18 new #FiveStar hotels for 2013. See the winners @USATODAY - #luxury #travel

It's out! Forbes reveals 18 new #FiveStar hotels for 2013. See the winners @USATODAY - #luxury #travel

Few chains on the list: Most of the newly added hotels are independent, but Ritz-Carlton and Mandarin Oriental each have two new Five Star awards, USA vs. overseas: 10 of the hotels are located in the USA, while the rest are in Asia, underscoring the soaring demand for luxury in that region — and luxury hoteliers' scramble to fill the need. The destinations that can claim the biggest wins this year are California, Florida and Macau, with three new Five Stars apiece, Longevity: For some hotels, the award came after a major renovation while others earned it following years of striving to meet Forbes standards

Full article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/hotelcheckin/2013/02/26/pho...

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