SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide, and named Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle a four-star award recipient on this list. The newly-recognized property will be showcased with all of the 2013 award winners on Startle.com, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide. Since the company's founding in 1958 as Mobil Travel Guide, Forbes Travel Guide's five-star and four-star ratings designations have been the gold standard for hospitality excellence.
Pan Pacific is a boutique property known for exceptional guest service, a convenient array of amenity and technology offerings for business and leisure travelers, and its internationally-recognized PanEarth® Program, which promotes sustainable practices throughout the hotel and social responsibility throughout the community. Guest room features include a luxuriously appointed interior with floor-to-ceiling windows and a European soaking tub with sliding Shoji screen door, giving guests the option to "soak in" the views of the city, Lake Union or the Space Needle. The hotel is perfectly positioned between downtown Seattle and the thriving South Lake Union neighborhood, affording guests an impressive Walk Score of 97 to all that the city has to offer.
"Pan Pacific is thrilled to receive the prestigious four-star award," said Pan Pacific General Manager Sam Johnson. "This significant achievement would not be possible without our team members' ongoing commitment to guest experience and enthusiasm for integrating industry-leading programs and offerings."
Forbes Travel Guide awards the four-star designation to hotels that provide a distinctive setting with interesting and inviting elements to enjoy. Attention to detail is prominent throughout the property, from design concept to quality of products provided. Staff is accommodating and takes pride in catering to guests' specific needs throughout the stay. This year, the company revealed its new Recommended rating category which joins Forbes Travel Guide's five-star and four-star designations, crediting well-appointed hotels, restaurants and spas that deliver enhanced service, distinct value and a strong sense of place.
"The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world's finest hotels, restaurants and spas," said Michael Cascone, president and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. "By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities."
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com/about/ratings. To view the complete list of 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners, visit www.startle.com/forbes-travel-guide-star-award-winners/2013-star-award-winners.
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