Forbes Five-Star Hotels List Dominated by Hotel Technology

The Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners list is out, and Five-Star hotels appear to fully embrace hotel technology for exceptional guest service.

We’re thrilled to congratulate all of the global hospitality industry for an incredible showing in the Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Awards. What’s amazing is how many of the recognized hotels have fully embraced hotel technology.

For example, out of this year’s 175 Forbes Five-Star hotels, about one out of four are Intelity partners and utilize some form of guest engagement hotel technology, whether it is mobile hotel apps or tablets in hotel rooms. Out of the 22 first-time Five-Star hotels making an appearance on this list, 18 percent are our hotel technology partners.


Forbes Five-Star Hotel - The Peninsula Hong Kong - Intelity Partner with Hotel Tablets in Guest Rooms for Digital Guest Service on Mobile Devices
In-Room Tablets at The Peninsula Hong Kong


1 in 4 of the 2017 Forbes Five-Star Hotels are Intelity hotel technology partners.

Intelity has hotel partners in the four United States with the largest number of Five-Star hotels (California, New York, Florida, Massachusetts) and the four international cities with the largest number as well (Macau, Paris, London, Hong Kong).

Only 11 global properties won Five-Star Awards in all three categories for Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa, and one of those, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, is one of our celebrated hotel partners.


Forbes Five-Star Hotel - The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs - Intelity Partner with Digital Guest Service on Mobile Devices
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs


“This year’s Star-Rated properties — the largest and most global group in the company’s history — achieved an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as the individual hotel experience,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide, in an official press release.

“We are excited to recognize the 2017 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants, and spas with a strong culture of service.”


Forbes Five-Star Hotel The Plaza Hotel in New York City - Intelity Hotel Technology Partner
Forbes Five-Star Hotel The Plaza Hotel in NYC, Intelity Partner


Learn more about a few of the distinguished Five-Star and Four-Star properties on this year’s Forbes list:

For more information on a select number of our Forbes Star Award-Winning partners, visit our Case Studies.

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