The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Named One of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels by Forbes Travel Guide

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Earns a Top Spot in the Guide’s First Verified Lists

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is named a World's Most Luxurious Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide

“Our Ladies and Gentlemen take great pride in delivering the world-class luxury and service The Ritz-Carlton brand is known for, and we are honored to represent such a special and iconic resort,” said Kevin Kelly, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

Forbes Travel Guide has released its first annual Verified Lists, naming The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay as one of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay will be showcased with all of the other winners on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine Northern California coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room spa and golf resort offering a relaxing and romantic setting. As the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort, the timeless estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience for the ultimate coastal getaway.

“We are thrilled to receive this incredible award,” said Kevin Kelly, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. “Our Ladies and Gentlemen take great pride in delivering the world-class luxury and service The Ritz-Carlton brand is known for, and we are honored to represent such a special and iconic resort.”

Forbes Travel Guide’s 2018 Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors, who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards, used to determine annual the guide’s Star Ratings, which were announced in February. The Most Luxurious winners are the top performers in the specific standards that reflect detailed attention to the level of sumptuous comfort, as well as luxurious choices and conveniences afforded to guests.

Fifty-eight hotels in 17 countries earned the coveted designation, representing the top 6 percent of 1,017 Star Rated hotels in performance on standards related to luxury. And 30 spas in six countries won awards, out of 269 Star Rated spas worldwide.

“We are pleased to recognize the 2018 Most Luxurious Hotels and Spas in our debut Verified Lists,” said Amanda Frasier, Forbes Travel Guide’s Executive Vice President - Ratings.

“In a time when so many properties claim to be luxurious, the word has become ubiquitous. Forbes Travel Guide’s Verified Lists give guests an objective, data-driven source for making informed choices,” Frasier said. “These illustrious properties have been thoroughly tested and verified to ensure that they deliver luxury at every turn. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties on our Verified Lists.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, click here.

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About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay:
Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room spa and golf resort offering a relaxing and romantic setting. As the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort, the timeless estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience for a romantic getaway. For more information, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay at 650-712-7000. For room reservations, contact your travel professional, visit ritzcarlton.com/HMB or call Ritz-Carlton worldwide reservations at
800-241-3333.

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