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Forbes 5-Star Hotels Award Winners 2012 List


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As the Forbes Travel Guide list of five-star hotels is released each autumn, there are winners and losers.

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In 2012, the big winner in 2012 was Mandarin Oriental. Its properties in Boston, Las Vegas, and Singapore all made the list for the first time — and deservedly so. The brand excels in providing travelers with beautiful surroundings that reflect Asian serenity and service that could not be more gracious.

The "loser" in 2012 was Ritz-Carlton, whose hotels in San Francisco and Naples, Florida were demoted to four-star status (which truly is an honor nonetheless).

This year Forbes Travel Guide launched Startle, a new home for its ratings. In addition to its five-star hotel list, the site features 2012 five-star spas and restaurants and four-star hotels, spas, and restaurants.

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2012 California Forbes 5-Star Hotels

The Beverly Hills Hotel
Chateau du Sureau, Oakhurst
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco
Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills - new in 2012
The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
The Grand Del Mar, San Diego - new in 2012
St Regis Hotel San Francisco
St Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, Dana Point

2012 Colorado Forbes 5-Star Hotels

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
The Little Nell, Aspen

2012 Connecticut Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Mayflower Inn, Washington

2012 District of Columbia Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.

2012 Florida Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Palm Beach
The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

2012 Georgia Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
The Cloister
The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island


2012 Hawaii Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai qt Historic Ka'upulehu, Kona
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

2012 Illinois Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago

2012 Massachusetts Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Blantyre, Lenox
Boston Harbor Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Mandarin Oriental, Boston - new in 2012

2012 Nevada Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas - new in 2012
Tower Suites at Encore Las Vegas
Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas
Skylofts at MGM Grand

2012 New York Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel New York
Mandarin Oriental New York
The Peninsula New York
The Point, Saranac Lake
The Ritz-Carlton, New York, Central Park
The St. Regis New York
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

2012 North Carolina Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Fearrington House Country Inn, Chapel Hill
The Umstead Resort and Spa

2012 Pennsylvania Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

2012 South Carolina Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, Summerville
Woodlands Resort & Inn, Summerville

2012 Tennessee Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville

2012 Utah Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Stein Eriksen Lodge

2012 Vermont Forbes 5-Star Hotel

Twin Farms

2012 Virginia Forbes 5-Star Hotels

The Inn at Little Washington
The Jefferson Hotel

2012 Wisconsin Forbes 5-Star Hotel

The American Club, Kohler - new in 2012

2012 Wyoming Forbes 5-Star Hotels

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

2012 Forbes 5-Star Hotels in China

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong - new in 2012

Altira Macau
Wynn Macau

2012 Forbes 5-Star Hotel in Singapore

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore - new in 2012

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