LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, today unveiled its 54th annual listing of Five-Star hospitality establishments worldwide, and named the Tower Suites and spas at Wynn and Encore as part of this list. Wynn Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau also received the esteemed award. The resorts will be showcased with all of the 2012 award winners on Startle.com, the new interactive website of Forbes Travel Guide. Launched today, the site features exclusive offers, or "Star Experiences", thousands of unique photos and videos on award-winning properties and destinations, social activity and access to some of the world's leading luxury hospitality brands and tastemakers, and original expert answers to the questions of travel from Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. With its expert content, social connections, curated lists, and exclusive offers and experiences, Startle.com delivers a one-of-a-kind destination online for the most discerning travelers.
Collectively, Wynn and Encore have more Forbes Five-Star awards than any other casino resort in the world.
The Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas has earned a Forbes Five-Star rating for six consecutive years, and the Tower Suites at Encore has received the Forbes Five-Star award in its third consecutive year in operation.
The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas and The Spa at Encore are among only four spas in Las Vegas to be recognized with Forbes Five-Star award. Previously, The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas garnered acclaim from the Forbes Travel Guide with three consecutive Four-Star award wins in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and Five-Star awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Spa at Encore also received a Forbes Five-Star award in its first two years of operation in 2010 and 2011.
Wynn Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau have been recognized as the only recipients of the Forbes Five-Star award for four consecutive years.
"We are honored that our resort has been recognized among the best in the world by Forbes," said Marilyn Spiegel, president of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. "Our dedicated team of employees are committed to maintaining this distinction and continually strive to deliver five-star service and exceptional experiences to our guests."
Wynn Las Vegas, Encore and Wynn Macau are the latest installments to the travel ratings system that has been the gold standard in the industry since 1958.
"Our annual ratings represent the best of the best in hotels, restaurants and spas. They serve as guideposts for consumers who are looking for exceptional travel experiences," said Shane O'Flaherty, President, Inspections & Ratings, Forbes Travel Guide. "This year, we are thrilled to be able to provide rich new content for each of our Five-Star and Four-Star honorees on our just-launched travel planning platform, Startle. It's a whole new way to explore which of these select properties is right for you."
About Wynn Resorts
Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an approximately 111,000 square foot casino, 15 restaurants, a nightclub, spa and salon, an on-site 18-hole golf course, approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space, an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership, and approximately 74,000 square feet of retail space.
Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas, opened on December 22, 2008. Encore is located immediately adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas and features a 2,034 all-suite hotel, approximately 72,000 square foot casino, 6 restaurants, 2 night clubs, a spa and salon, approximately 60,000 square feet of meeting space and approximately 27,000 square feet of upscale retail outlets.
Wynn Macau is a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and currently features 600 deluxe hotel rooms and suites, an approximately 222,000 square foot casino, casual and fine dining in six restaurants, approximately 48,000 square feet of retail space, a health club, pool and spa, along with lounges and meeting facilities.
Encore at Wynn Macau opened on April 21, 2010. An expansion of Wynn Macau, Encore adds a fully-integrated resort hotel with 414 spacious suites and villas along with restaurants, additional retail and gaming spaces.
About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide, originator of the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Star ratings and certifications, has provided the most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. In October 2009, Mobil Travel Guide announced a strategic partnership with Forbes Media LLC. This exclusive licensing agreement between two industry leaders with more than 140 years of combined experience transfers the hospitality industry's premier star rating and travel guide brand from ExxonMobil to Forbes. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective proprietary standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.
About Forbes Media LLC
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches on average more than 17 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 6 million readers. It also publishes ForbesLife magazine, in addition to licensee editions in China, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia and Turkey.
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