Wouldn’t it be something if you could save so much money on flights that you could afford to stay in a five-star hotel or dine in a similarly posh restaurant? We’ll do our best to help.
Forbes Adds to Five-Star List
The Forbes Travel Guide had just updated its latest starry list and its highest category – the coveted five-star honor – has expanded by three hotels, four restaurants and one spa. Click the name of the city to find the cheapest available flights to these fine establishments.
New Five-Star Hotels
The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. The first Forbes five-star honoree in this Pacific Northwest city.
- Getting there: Fly into Seattle or check to see if Bellingham, Wash., is a little cheaper (although the 90-mile drive may be too far to make it worth your while)
The Connaught in London. The only surprise is that it wasn’t already on the five-star list.
- Getting there: Fly into London, and fall is an excellent (and cheap) season for Europe.
The Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. Forbes’ first five-star hotel in all of Canada which doesn’t seem possible.
- Getting there: Fly into Vancouver, but you may find cheaper flights into Bellingham, Wash., – which is just 50 miles away and served by Alaska, Allegiant and Froniter Airlines. You might even consider flying into Seattle, if you don’t mind a three-hour drive.
New Five-Star Restaurants
The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, California (Napa Valley)
Plume Restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C.
- Getting there: Fly into Washington, D.C. but don’t overlook Baltimore which is a little farther away but could be a lot cheaper.
The Fearrington Restaurant in Fearrington Village, North Carolina
- Getting there: Fly into Raleigh/Durham (about 40 miles away) or Greensboro (about 55 miles away). Both airports are served by low-cost carriers.
Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos, California
- Getting there: Fly into San Jose, just a few miles down the road. The airport is served by several airlines including JetBlue and Virgin America.
New Five-Star Spa
The Sense Spa, inside Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel. Go for the room, stay for the pedicure which includes a maple sugar scrub (no kidding)