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02/26/2013 08:54 am ET | Updated Apr 28, 2013

Forbes Travel Guide Releases 2013 Star Award Winners

The prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners (which recognizes exceptional hotels, restaurants and spas all over the world) are out, and according to Forbes editors this is the biggest list to date (it also includes Forbes Travel Guide recommendations in various cities). These hotels, restaurant and spas don't bear a star, but they provide guests with a strong sense of location, whether through style or function.

The 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star lists includes 76 Five-Star hotels, 28 Five-Star restaurants, 35 Five-Star spas; 226 Four-Star hotels, 143 Four-Star restaurants and 136 Four-Star spas. There are 24 hotels and 17 restaurants listed in the "recommended" category.

"We are delighted to see such outstanding commitment to service and to the traveling consumer by our 2013 award winners," said Michael Cascone, President and Chief Operating Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. "We have four new markets represented this year with the coveted Five-Star hotel award:­ Beijing, Miami, Scottsdale and Watch Hill. We are deeply proud and honored to be associated with the winners in these markets, as well as with all of our world-class hotels, restaurants and spas."

Of notable new mention...

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong and The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong
Kong, earned five stars, as well as Mandarin Oriental Macau. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto and The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal earned four stars.

We're most excited to see a lot of new properties throughout the U.S. on the list. Below are the U.S. hotels, restaurants and spas that are new to the list, or graced with a new star level. Here's a link to the full list of Star Awards.

Arizona
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel:
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, Scottsdale

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
Casino Del Sol, Tucson
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, Marana
PY Steakhouse, Tucson

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spas:
Hiapsi Spa, Casino Del Sol, Tucson
The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana

California
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotels:
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels
Bardessono, Yountville
Mr. C Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, Berkeley
Casa del Mar, Santa Monica

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Restaurants:
Mélisse, Santa Monica

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
Lucy Restaurant & Bar, Yountville
Meritage Restaurant, Berkeley
Michael Mina, San Francisco
Parallel 37, San Francisco
Providence, Los Angeles
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spas:
Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie, Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spas:
Sea Wellness Spa, Casa del Mar, Santa Monica
Spa Claremont, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, Berkeley
The Spa at Bardessono, Bardessono, Yountville

Colorado
NEWForbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
Four Seasons Hotel Denver, Denver
Hotel Madeline Telluride, Telluride
Solaris Residences, Vail
St Julien Hotel & Spa, Boulder

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
Jill's Restaurant at St Julien Hotel & Spa, Boulder
REV, Vail

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spas:
The Spa at St Julien, Boulder

Florida
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotels:
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples
Acqualina Resort & Spa, Sunny Isles Beach
Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Miami

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
La Mer Hotel and Dewey House, Key West
One Ocean Resort, Atlantic Beach
The Betsy - South Beach, Miami Beach
The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Miami
WaterColor Inn & Resort, Santa Rosa Beach

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Restaurants:
Azul, Miami
Naoe, Miami

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spas:
Acqualina Spa by ESPA, Acqualina Resort & Spa, Sunny Isles Beach

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spas:
Aquanox Spa, Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach
Ponte Vedra Spa, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach
The Spa at One Ocean, Atlantic Beach

Illinois
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotels:
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, Chicago

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
Park Hyatt Chicago, Chicago

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Restaurants:
Sixteen, Chicago

Maryland
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel:
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, Baltimore

Massachusetts
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa, Chatham

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
STARS, Chatham

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa:
The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham

Missouri
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
The Raphael Hotel, Kansas City

Nevada
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotels:
ARIA Sky Suites, Las Vegas

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Restaurants:
Restaurant Guy Savoy, Las Vegas

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
Wing Lei, Las Vegas

New Mexico
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, Santa Fe

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa:
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, Santa Fe

New York
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
Corton, New York

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spas:
Guerlain Spa, Waldorf Astoria New York, New York

Ohio
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
Final Cut Steak and Seafood, Toledo

Oregon
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel:
The Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
Jory at The Allison Inn, Newberg
The Painted Lady, Newberg

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa
The Allison Spa, Newberg

Pennsylavia
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
Le Bec Fin, Philadelphia
TÉ, Leola

Rhode Island
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel:
Ocean House, Watch Hill

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, Newport

Tennessee
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
Hutton Hotel, Nashville

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants:
1808 Grill, Nashville

Texas
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
The Houstonian, Houston

Utah
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
The Spa at Sorrel River Ranch, Moab

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spas:
Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, Moab

Virginia
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
Keswick Hall at Monticello, Keswick

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurant:
Fossett's Restaurant, Keswick

Washington
NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels:
Hotel Murano, Tacoma
Pan Pacific Seattle, Seattle

NEW Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spas:
Davenport Spa & Salon, Spokane