Forbes Travel Guide names eight Irish hotels on its 2020 Star Awards list 5 days ago

Forbes Travel Guide names eight Irish hotels on its 2020 Star Awards list

Ever stayed in any of these?

Forbes Travel Guide has announced its new 2020 ratings and there's good news for eight Irish hotels who were included in the annual honours list.

Ashford Castle in Mayo joins a group of luxury hotels around the world that have earned a Five-Star Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) ranking and is the only hotel in Ireland to be included on the Five-Star list.

However, seven other hotels were also mentioned with The Westbury Hotel, The Fitzwilliam Hotel, The Intercontinental Dublin and The Shelbourne Hotel listed in the Recommended section.

While the Merrion, The Marker Hotel and the K Club were given a Four-Star rating.

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.

Forbes’ team of inspectors travels the world anonymously to assess hotels, restaurants and spas based on 900 objective standards that determine its ratings, paying particular attention to the provision of exceptional service.

“We have been committed to championing genuine Five-Star service for more than 60 years, and this year’s winners exemplify the very highest standards in hospitality,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide.

“It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service.”