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Only one Dallas hotel receives five-star rating from Forbes


Dallas likes to pat itself on the back. But when it comes to fancy hotels, Forbes says the city has only a single five-star facility.

Forbes travel guide, the only global ranking system for luxury hotels restaurants and spas, rated the The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, among the best in the world and anointed it five stars, the rater’s highest score.

Fearing’s, the Uptown hotel’s marquee restaurant, scored a four-star rating.

“The Forbes Five-Star award is one of the most esteemed achievements that can be bestowed upon a hotel, and we are proud to say we’ve accomplished this feat two years in a row,” said Andrew Davidson, the hotel’s general manager. “We couldn’t have done this without the commitment of our skilled team of ladies and gentlemen who continue to bring memorable service and luxury hospitality travel experiences to the city of Dallas.”

Inspectors applied less stringent rules during this year’s assessment, a modification I first reported in this story in the Los Angeles Times. I haven’t stayed overnight at the Ritz-Dallas since the qualifiers were applied, but my stay prior to Covid was a solid five-star experience.

Forbes awarded four-star ratings to The Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, the Joule and The Mansion on Turtle Creek.

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