The Peninsula Hotels Remains the Only Hotel Brand to Achieve Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Status Across its Entire Portfolio


For a second successive year, The Peninsula Hotels receives the coveted Five-Star rating for each of its ten properties.


Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) announces its 2020 Five-Star Awards, which reveal that The Peninsula Hotels is once again the only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible FTG rating for all of its hotels worldwide. In 2019, The Peninsula Hotels became the first and only brand in the 61-year history of the FTG awards to receive Five-Star ratings across each hotel in its portfolio.

Retaining this prized accolade for a second year illustrates the unyielding dedication of teams at ten hotels to provide guests with peerless service and unforgettable experiences. As the world’s leading luxury hotel brand, The Peninsula Hotels has a proud heritage of elegance and glamour enhanced by proprietary in-room technology and customised transportation to arrive, travel and depart in style.

In addition to all ten Peninsula hotels garnering Five-Star status, individual hotels also achieved notable accomplishments:

 - The Peninsula Hong Kong is among 13 hotels to win triple Five-Star status, with top rankings for their hotel, restaurant (Gaddi’s) and spa.
 - The Peninsula Beverly Hills is one of just 11 hotels to receive a Five-Star Rating for more than 20 years. 
 - The Peninsula Spa Hong Kong and The Peninsula Spa New York join 13 other spas meriting a Five-Star rating for more than 10 years.

The Gold Standard in Luxury Hospitality
Forbes Travel Guide has been the gold standard in global hospitality since 1958. Today, it is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Five-Star status is coveted across the hospitality industry for being uniquely selective and rigorous. Anonymous professional inspectors evaluate hotels based on more than 500 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travellers select the world’s best luxury experiences. 

To view the full list of 2020 FTG award winners, and for more information about the Forbes Travel Guide, please visit



About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The Peninsula Bangkok, and The Peninsula Manila. Projects under development include The Peninsula London, The Peninsula Istanbul and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.

Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. For a detailed explanation of how FTG compiles its Star ratings, click here. For the full award winners list, daily travel stories and more information about FTG, visit