Lifestyle — 15.02.24

The Group underlines its standing as the world’s most-awarded spa operator

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has claimed the highest number of Five-Stars to date with 24 hotels and 16 spas recognised in the prestigious annual Forbes Travel Guide Awards for 2024.

Across the Group’s global portfolio, from New York to London and Bangkok to Dubai, 2024 marks the year with the highest number of spas listed. By Forbes’ own definition, Five-Star properties ‘Deliver an outstanding experience and consistently offer a highly customised level of service’.

In the Middle East, Mandarin Oriental, Doha was the only hotel in the Qatari capital to win Five Stars in both the hotel and spa categories, while Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai also secured the hotel and spa distinction.

Forbes is a global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, where highly-trained inspectors visit every property and evaluate them based on up to 900 objective criteria.