Forbes Travel Guide has presented a galaxy of stars to the most luxurious properties in the world.
A record 107 new five-star awards have been announced, owing to the company’s significant expansion across 16 countries.
The 2020 awards celebrate 1,898 star-rated properties in 73 countries; the full list can be found here.
The new awards add 70 five-star, 120 four-star and 81 recommended hotels to the annual winners list.
Among restaurants, 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.
This year sees the most extensive global expansion in Forbes Travel Guide’s 62 -year history.
The company spotlights new international markets, including Antigua, the Bahamas, Cambodia, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Jordan, the Maldives, Mauritius, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, the Seychelles and South Africa, many of which achieved the coveted five-star honour.
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 Antigua; Bora Bora; Cambodia; Cape Town; Doha; Fiji; Ireland; Johannesburg; the Maldives; Mauritius; Monte Carlo; Moscow; Prague; St….