Forbes Travel Guide argues worst of crisis may be over for luxury hospitality | News

Noble Horvath

Forbes Travel Guide has released the second of its Leading Edge of Luxury Reports, providing a global outlook from over 400 luxury establishments. 

The new report, collated this September, depicts how luxury hospitality is faring and modifying in response to the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It highlights that slightly more than half of hoteliers believe the worst of the crisis is over, yet they expect that the road to recovery could be long.

Some 84 per cent of hotels are now fully or partially open to the public compared to 56 per cent in the inaugural July report.

Of the remaining that are closed, 63 per cent plan on opening in the fourth quarter. 

Some 38 per cent of respondents report delaying their re-openings, with most citing: not enough demand yet to be worth it (54 per cent) and government travel restrictions (49 per cent).

Although 54 per

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Farida Osman Part of Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30

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Farida Osman has been honored by Forbes Middle East as one of the 30 most influential people from the Middle East under the age of 30.

Thank you @forbesmiddleeast for featuring me alongside such inspiring group of men and women,” Osman posted on Instagram.

Forbes posted this: “Farida Osman is a professional swimmer and has represented Egypt twice at the Olympic Games, becoming the first ever Egyptian to bag two medals at the world championships. Her driving force and motivation is breaking barriers and stereotypes in Africa and the Middle East. In the entire history of the Olympic Games only five African women have won a medal in swimming.

 

Osman was born in Indianapolis but raised in Cairo before a stellar career at the University of California. The 25-year-old graduated as the school’s record-holder in the 50 freestyle and won the 2017 NCAA Championship in the

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Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts Maintains Record Number Of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards

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“In a year of uncertainty and challenge for our industry, it is even more important that Four Seasons continues to maintain the service and quality excellence that our brand is known for, effectively adapting to the changing needs of our guests,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Whether staying with us or visiting one of our spas and restaurants, we want guests to feel comfortable and confident that their wellbeing is top of mind. We achieve this through industry leading technology like the Four Seasons App and Chat, through our enhanced global health and safety program, Lead With Care, and most importantly through the care and compassion of our exceptional people.”

Three Four Seasons properties received a new Five-Star designation this year, including Four Seasons Hotel Montreal and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center, both of which opened in 2019, as well as

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Wequassett Resort And Golf Club Adds twenty-eight Atlantic To Its Five- Star Legacy In Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards | News

Noble Horvath

CHATHAM, Mass., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, today offered a sneak peek at select winners from its upcoming 2021 Annual Star awards.  Wequassett Resort and Golf Club’s signature restaurant, twenty-eight Atlantic, was awarded the esteemed Five-Star rating, one of 74 restaurants worldwide. The Resort has proudly held the Five-Star distinction for six consecutive years.

A Cape Cod tradition for generations, Wequassett is an exquisite hideaway spanning 27 pristine waterfront acres surrounded by lush gardens overlooking tranquil Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic beyond.  Accommodations are housed in 27 buildings of Cape Cod-style architecture and include 120 luxurious guest rooms and suites reminiscent of comfortable seaside residences.  Amenities include two magnificent pools, two private beaches, four tennis courts, five diverse restaurants, boating and sailing, children’s programming, and championship golf at the prestigious Cape Cod National Golf

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Waldorf Astoria Park City Named Four-Star in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards | News

Noble Horvath

PARK CITY, Utah, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today offered a sneak peek at select winners from its upcoming 2021 annual Star Awards. Waldorf Astoria Park City earned a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel award and will be showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

 

Utah’s premier luxury resort by Hilton, Waldorf Astoria Park City encompasses 159 newly renovated rooms and suites, Powder restaurant and the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Spa. The hotel has been established as a beloved property that offers Park City a combination of luxury, family focused adventures, and relaxation. Additionally, Waldorf Astoria Park City features intimate meeting and event space as well as an expansive outdoor space with fire pits, a heated pool and Jacuzzis.

Waldorf Astoria Park City is located in an ideal setting at the Canyons Village base of Park

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Wequassett Resort And Golf Club Adds twenty-eight Atlantic To Its Five- Star Legacy In Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards

Noble Horvath

Wequassett Resort And Golf Club Adds twenty-eight Atlantic To Its Five- Star Legacy In Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards

CHATHAM, Mass., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, today offered a sneak peek at select winners from its upcoming 2021 Annual Star awards.  Wequassett Resort and Golf Club’s signature restaurant, twenty-eight Atlantic, was awarded the esteemed Five-Star rating, one of 74 restaurants worldwide. The Resort has proudly held the Five-Star distinction for six consecutive years.



A Cape Cod tradition for generations, Wequassett is an exquisite hideaway spanning 27 pristine waterfront acres surrounded by lush gardens overlooking tranquil Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic beyond.  Accommodations are housed in 27 buildings of Cape Cod-style architecture and include 120 luxurious guest rooms and suites reminiscent of comfortable seaside residences.  Amenities include two magnificent pools, two private beaches, four tennis

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The St. Regis San Francisco Named Five-Star Hotel In Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards

Noble Horvath

The St. Regis San Francisco, the city’s premier address for luxury accommodations, gracious service and timeless elegance, is pleased to announce that Forbes Travel Guide (FTG), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, has named the hotel one of the world’s Five-Star properties in its 2021 annual Star Awards. The St. Regis San Francisco will be showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

“We are honored and proud to be recognized by the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide as a Five-Star property,” said Jacqueline Volkart, general manager of the hotel.  “The St. Regis San Francisco was built from the ground up with the intention of introducing an unprecedented level of luxury, service and elegance of design to San Francisco, and our dedication to those ideals continues to this day.  My heartfelt appreciation goes to my entire St. Regis San Francisco team of hosts, who are dedicated to make

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Philadelphia Hotel, Spa Awarded 5 Stars By Forbes Travel Guide

Noble Horvath

PHILADELPHIA — Philly is now home to a five-star hotel thanks to a new travel guide from Forbes.

Forbes Travel Guide recently published a “sneak peek” at its 2021 five star winners, and the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center was among the “world’s best properties.”

This marks the first time a Philadelphia hotel has earned the distinction from Forbes.

The hotel is the highest in all of North America, taking up the top 12 floors of the 1,121-foot, 60-story building (which is Philadelphia’s tallest).

Here’s what Forbes says about the hotel:

Architect Norman Foster and artistic director Jeff Leatham designed a space that is both modern and sleek while remaining warm and comfortable. They softened this urban hotel by subtly bringing the outside in with stunning florals and the strategic use of windows and mirrors that reflect back the blue sky and invite sunlight to flow naturally through

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Waldorf Astoria Park City Named Four-Star in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards

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Waldorf Astoria Park City Earns Prestigious Accolade; Ratings Showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com

PARK CITY, Utah, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today offered a sneak peek at select winners from its upcoming 2021 annual Star Awards. Waldorf Astoria Park City earned a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel award and will be showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Utah’s premier luxury resort by Hilton, Waldorf Astoria Park City encompasses 159 newly renovated rooms and suites, Powder restaurant and the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Spa. The hotel has been established as a beloved property that offers Park City a combination of luxury, family focused adventures, and relaxation. Additionally, Waldorf Astoria Park City features intimate meeting and event space as well as an expansive outdoor space with fire pits, a heated pool and Jacuzzis.

Waldorf Astoria Park City is located

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Sharecare teams up with Forbes Travel Guide to ensure health security and safety within hospitality industry

Noble Horvath

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced a strategic partnership with Forbes Travel Guide (FTG), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, to empower the hospitality industry to mitigate the operational and health safety challenges introduced by the pandemic. As part of this effort, Hermann Elger – most recently managing director and chief operating officer of Baccarat New York and Baccarat Hotels and Resorts – joins Sharecare as president of travel, hospitality, and entertainment.  

“Never before have hospitality and healthcare been more inextricably linked – while much of that is grounded in ensuring that the physical environment meets and enforces standards to keep employees and guests safe from COVID-19, we also must ensure we leverage this opportunity to augment health security protocols and virtual care experiences with the standards

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