Forbes Travel Guide Names 2017 Star Award Winners

Nizuc Spa by ESPA (Cancun, Mexico) is one of 35 spas added to the Four-Star list.

Recently, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2017 Star Award winners—a global group of the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas spanning the globe. Topping the 59th annual list were nine new five-star spas along with 35 new four-star spas. A panel of experts anonymously evaluated the standards of 162 destinations across 42 countries worldwide, marking the properties based on an algorithm that weighs service at 75 percent and facility quality at 25 percent. This year, China had the most spas that made the list. Take a look below to see which spas were new to the list for 2017.

Newly Awarded Five-Star Spas:

Newly Awarded Four-Star Spas:

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