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Forbes Travel Guide Names The World’s Best Hotels 2016

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1 of 15|Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve | Dorado, Puerto Rico
2 of 15|Esperanza, An Auberge Resort | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
3 of 15|Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake | Hangzhou, China
4 of 15|Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort | Los Cabos, Mexico
5 of 15|J.K. Place Roma | Rome, Italy
6 of 15|Mandarin Oriental, Milan | Milan, Italy
7 of 15|MGM Macau | Macau, China
8 of 15|The Peninsula Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand
9 of 15|Montage Deer Valley | Park City, Utah
10 of 15|Palace Hotel Tokyo | Tokyo, Japan
11 of 15|The Peninsula Tokyo | Tokyo, Japan
12 of 15|Sandy Lane Hotel | St. James, Barbados
13 of 15|The Langham | Chicago, Illinois, USA
14 of 15|The Goring | London, England
15 of 15|Shangri-La Hotel | Paris, France

Get your airline miles ready. Forbes Travel Guide has named the world’s best hotels with its 58th list of Star Rating winners, and this year’s crop is the biggest yet.

Among the 2016 award recipients are 42 new Five-Star hotels, two new Five-Star restaurants, and two new spas. Paris emerged as the undisputed king of luxury destinations, debuting on the list with nine Five-Star hotels. England and Switzerland added one Five-Star hotel each, in London and Geneva, respectively. Italy also made a strong showing with a handful of Five-Star properties in Rome, Florence, and Milan.

Travellers seeking sand and sun have a wealth of Forbes-approved accommodations to chose from in Mexico and the Caribbean. Costa Rica’s Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Cancun’s Ritz-Carlton, and Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach are a few of the properties that snagged Five-Stars this year.

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Stateside, new Five-Stars can be found in Florida, Utah, Hawaii, New York, Illinois, and Massachusetts. Head north for Canada’s newest Five-Star additions, the The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto and the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Whistler.

Asia added Five-Stars in Tokyo, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Macau, and Shanghai. Click through the photos above for a selection of 2016’s top winners and visit Forbes Travel Guide for the full list.

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