Red Carnation Hotels has proudly announced that four of its award- winning properties have achieved the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”) Five-Star rating in the annual Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. Joining sister property Hotel 41 in receiving the highest FTG accolade are London’s The Milestone Hotel and The Egerton House Hotel, alongside Virtuoso’s 2015 ‘Hotel of the Year’ Ashford Castle, which is the only hotel in Ireland to achieve five-star status.

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas and is widely recognised as being the gold standard of hospitality rating systems, with a meticulous and anonymous process assessing all areas of a hotel’s product and service.

Red Carnation Hotels’ Managing Director Jonathan Raggett said: “The Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating award system is one of the most meticulous, globally respected and highly sought-after accolades in the industry. To have Ashford Castle, The Milestone Hotel and the Egerton House Hotel join Hotel 41 as Forbes Five Star properties is great testament to the generous hospitality and levels of service, luxury and attention to detail that guests consistently receive at our properties.

“Every day our teams go above and beyond to make every stay special, and these awards are a reflection of their hard work and passion, and the leadership and values of our President and Founder Beatrice Tollman.”

Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide said: “We have been committed to championing genuine Five-Star service for more than 60 years, and this year’s winners, as always, exemplify the very highest standards in hospitality.”

“It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service. We congratulate them all.”

Source: The Red Carnation Hotel Collection