Forbes Travel Guide Name The Venetian & The Palazzo Four-Star Hotels

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas again as Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotels. The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas
The Venetian And The Palazzo Las Vegas

This is the 13th and 8th year The Venetian and The Palazzo have received the prestigious award, respectively.

The Venetian and The Palazzo are two of the world’s most recognizable and luxurious destination resorts. The all-suite resorts house more than 7,000 suites, luxury retail shops, and more than 80 restaurants including dining spots by noted chefs Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, and Wolfgang Puck.

Also receiving the prestigious Four-Star rating were Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian and The Palazzo, Aquaknox at The Venetian, and Wolfgang Puck’s CUT Las Vegas at The Palazzo. B&B Ristorante and Carnevino, both from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, received 2016 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended ratings.

Las Vegas Sands resorts, spas, and restaurants were collectively distinguished with 16 honors by Forbes Travel Guide in 2016:

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  • The Venetian (Four-Star)
  • The Palazzo (Four-Star)
  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub (Four-Star)
  • Aquaknox (Four-Star)
  • CUT Las Vegas (Four-Star)
  • B&B Ristorante (Recommended)
  • Carnevino (Recommended)


  • Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip (Five-Star)
  • The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel (Four-Star)
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Macao (Four-Star)
  • Zi Yat Heen (Four-Star)


  • Waku Ghin (Five-Star)
  • Marina Bay Sands (Four-Star)
  • CUT Singapore (Four-Star)
  • Osteria Mozza Singapore (Four-Star)
  • Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands (Four-Star)

“Receiving the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award is a testament to our commitment to providing our guests with an unmatched service experience,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “While the luxurious surroundings and amenities The Venetian and The Palazzo are paramount to giving our guests an exceptional place to visit, it’s the hard work from our team members which creates lasting memories to keep our guests coming back time after time.”

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit

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