Brings its Global Star Ratings System to Eight More Major Cities and Metropolitan Areas in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Switzerland
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes Travel Guide today announced its expansion further into the heart of Europe, announcing that it will rate hotels in eight additional Europe cites and metropolitan areas:
- The Home Counties outside London
Responding to increasing demand for its global star ratings platform worldwide, the move follows the opening of the company's Europe office in London led by Chris Fradin, earlier this year. Forbes Travel Guide will rate hotels in 17 countries on four continents, and the Islands of the Caribbean.
"We are proud to announce our expansion into these key markets in Europe," said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. "We are continuing to aggressively expand our service capacity and our base for our rated Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended hotels throughout Europe." Inzerillo concluded, "As we expand our capability to help discerning consumers make better luxury travel decisions around the world, we also increase our ability to serve the luxury hospitality community, now in many of the major markets in Europe."
The company expects to make further announcements detailing its rapidly accelerating international expansion in the coming weeks.
Francois Delahaye, Chief Operating Officer of the Dorchester Collection, said, "We welcome the expansion of Forbes Travel Guide throughout Europe." He concluded, "As the worldwide market for luxury hotel guests grows, standards for hotel excellence continue to rise alongside them. The finest hoteliers are staying one step ahead, by ensuring their properties reflect the best of the best. Forbes Travel Guide is an essential resource and partner for helping them do so – in the United States, Asia and Latin America and now, more than ever, in key markets in Europe."
Forbes Travel Guide announced a push into Latin America in 2014, with the expansion of its star ratings system to Mexico, The Caribbean, and key markets in Argentina and Brazil. Early this year, it also announced its first star rated hotels in Bangkok, Thailand, Guangzhou, China, and Tokyo, Japan.
In February, Forbes Travel Guide released its annual list of top rated hotels, restaurants and spas for 2015, recognizing hundreds of Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended properties in the markets it rates — the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Costa Rica, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore and Guangzhou.
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Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.
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