Forbes Travel Guide Announces New Five-Star Hotels, Restaurants and Spas – Pack Up

What are the Mandarin Oriental Boston, Menton and the OH! Does the spa at the Ocean House in Rhode Island have all in common? These are three of the newest properties in New England to earn Forbes Travel Guide’s coveted fifth star.

The Mandarin Oriental Boston and Mandarin Oriental Boston, Spa were both awarded five stars in Forbes Travel Guide’s latest five-star listing.

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, has announced its 54th annual list of five-star and four-star hotels, restaurants and spas around the world. The recent list has the most five-star awards in the guide’s history. The new additions bring the total number of Forbes Travel Guide five-star hotels to 57, covering the United States and reaching Hong Kong. There are now 25 five-star Forbes Travel Guide restaurants, all located in the United States, and 30 five-star Forbes Travel Guide spas worldwide.

Among the Boston properties on Forbes’ list:

Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Hotels, Boston
Boston Harbor Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel in Boston
Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Travel Guide Forbes Five Star Restaurant, Boston

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Hotels, Boston
The Charlotte InnMartha’s Vineyard
Taj Boston
The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common
The WauwinetNantucket
Beacon XV
Wequassett Resort and Golf ClubChatham

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Restaurants, Boston
Asana, Boston
Clio, Boston
The Espalier, Boston
Meritage, Boston
Park No. 9, Boston
Rialto, Cambridge
Toppers, Nantucket
Twenty-eight Atlantic, Chatham

Travel Guide Forbes Five Star Spas, Boston
The Mandarin Oriental Spa, Boston, Boston

Find all the 2012 winners on, Forbes Travel Guide’s new interactive website that features exclusive deals, or “Star Experiences,” of Forbes-rated properties. Check out the site for photos, videos and content about properties and destinations. You will also find answers to your questions about the hotel, the spa or the restaurant with the inspectors of the Forbes travel guide.

Readers: What’s your favorite four- or five-star hotel, restaurant or spa in New England?

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