As travellers return to their favorite properties, or seek out new ones, Forbes Travel Guide has announced its 2022 Star Awards for the world’s most outstanding hotels, restaurants and spas. Among them are the Hôtel de Paris and the Hôtel Hermitage.
For the 64th annual list, Forbes Travel Guide ventured into new destinations, such as the Canary Islands, Greece, Ibiza and Malta. The winners include 323 Five-Star hotels, 558 Four-Star properties and 401 Recommended hotels. There are also 74 Five-Star restaurants this year, 112 Four-Star eateries and 67 Recommended restaurants, as well as 102 Five-Star and 193 Four-Star spas worldwide.
To find the best of the best, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors stay at each hotel for three days and two nights, posing as ordinary guests. They test up to 900 objective, rigorous standards, from modern-day luxuries, such as whether a room is set up to enhance sleep or whether the food-and-beverage choices are health-conscious, to more traditional amenities, such as the quality of the décor and the courtesy of the staff. Seventy-five percent of a hotel’s rating relies on service, while the remaining 25 percent is determined by the quality of its facilities.
The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo was awarded a Five-Star Hotel, while the Hôtel Hermitage was the Star Award Winner for 2022.
See the full list of 2022 Star Awards winners here.
Photos by Monte-Carlo SBM