Arizona has just received more accolades for outstanding luxury travel experiences.
Twelve hotels and resorts in metro Phoenix, Sedona and Tucson have ranked highly in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2023 Star Awards.
Forbes Travel Guide, which describes itself as “the global authority on luxury hospitality,” awarded five-star ratings to 360 hotels nationwide. Two Arizona hotels received five stars: Canyon Suites at the Phoenician in Phoenix — which U.S. News & World Report just named the No. 2 hotel in the U.S. — and the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, near Tucson.
“The hotels … on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest,” Amanda Frasier, president of ratings for Forbes Travel Guide, said in a statement.
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How many Arizona hotels did Forbes recognize?
Forbes recognized 12 Arizona hotels in its 2023 ranking. Two received a five-star rating, the highest on the scale. Five hotels received four stars and the remaining five were recognized as Recommended hotels.
How does Forbes rate hotels?
Forbes says it classifies luxury hotels into three categories:
- Five star recognizes outstanding properties with “virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.”
- Four star means a property of exceptional quality and high levels of service.
- Recommended properties are identified for “consistently good service and facilities.”
Forbes’ website says “highly trained inspectors” visit every hotel and resort they recognize, staying at least two nights and assessing the hotel based on more than 900 standards. The anonymous inspectors pay their own way.
“No one can buy a rating; all ratings are earned through our objective inspection process,” Forbes stated.
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Forbes 5-star hotels in Arizona
- Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Phoenix.
- Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana.
Forbes 4-star hotels in Arizona
- Enchantment Resort, Sedona.
- Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.
- Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, Tucson.
- L’Auberge de Sedona.
- The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Phoenix.
Forbes recommended hotels in Arizona
- Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix.
- El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort.
- JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
- Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix.
- Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Indian Reservation.
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