Forbes Travel has just released its annual list of four- and five-star establishments including hotels, restaurants and spas, and the United States is represented in the top category with four new five-star hotels which are scattered across the country.
New Five-Star Hotels in the U.S.
- The Grand Del Mar in San Diego
- The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin
- Mandarin Oriental in Boston
- Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas
If you stay at the Mandarin Vegas, you might want to try the food at Twist – that restaurant also garnered five stars, along with L20 in Chicago, Menton in Boston and Herons in Cary, North Carolina.
Four Stars, Five Stars: What’s the Difference?
You can see the complete state-by-state listing of hotels and more at Forbes new travel blog site, and there are hundreds of places to choose from if you’re looking for luxury.
In case you were wondering what the difference is between a four- and five-star hotel, USA Today asked that question, and the answer is service:
“At the five-star level, you see more of the employees of the property anticipating the needs of the consumer. They’re always one step ahead of the consumer.” -Forbes’ Shane O’Flaherty in USA Today