2017 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Earns Five Stars, Reflecting Highest Level of Service Excellence


February 22, 2017,
Costa Rica

Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its annual Star Rating list, for the second consecutive year, naming Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Resort in Central and South America.  The Resort is one of 30 Four Seasons hotels and resorts that earned the coveted Five-Star designation in 2017, setting the record for the highest number of Five-Star awards given to a single brand in the history of the Forbes Travel Guide Ratings.

The Resort is also home to the Four-Star Spa at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, the only Star-rated spa in Central and South America.

Nestled on the tip of Costa Rica's lush Peninsula Papagayo, the idyllic 181-room property is perched between two golden sand beaches and offers its guests a stunning golf course and three palate-pleasing restaurants and two bars. Here, guests can experience a bevy of thrilling eco-adventures from zip-lining through the jungle to surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

"It is an honour to be the only Five-Star rated property named by Forbes Travel Guide in Central and South America for the second consecutive year. We are humbled and thrilled to receive the recognition again and will continue to excel with intuitive service and comfortable luxury that our guests have come to expect," shares General Manager Rajiv Malhotra.

Star Ratings are awarded by a team of anonymous professional inspectors. In the words of Forbes Travel Guide, its inspectors “travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas against up to 800 objective standards.” Star Ratings ultimately emphasise quality of service. Five-Star properties are defined as “outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.”

Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 42 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, with plans to add the Middle East and Africa for 2018.

About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes 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, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards in 162 destinations across 44 countries. Forbes Travel Guide is the most prestigious standard for luxury hospitality worldwide.