As Forbes Travel Guide editors, it’s our job not to tip our hands too much when it comes to our particular feelings for a hotel. But that’s not to say there aren’t occasions when we hear about a new property and simply can’t contain our excitement. The following newly opened or soon-to-open luxury hotels are those exceptional addresses that have us more than giddy to experience the decorative touches, prime location, delicious sounding cuisine or some delightful combination of all three.
Just in time for fall travel season, Forbes Travel Guide reveals its inaugural update to the official Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating list, adding eight new Five-Star hotels, restaurants and spas; 47 new Four-Star hotels, restaurants and spas; and 36 new Recommended hotels and restaurants. Though we’ve been hard at work inspecting and rating the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas for more than 55 years, we’ve never before revealed new additions to our list outside of our annual announcement (which takes place each winter—watch in January for even more Star Rating news).
Elevated orthopedic beds, filtered water, a chemical-free pool, aromatherapy, spa treatments and the option of a $200-a-night poolside suite, welcome to Toronto’s first high-tech dog hotel.
The “canine luxury resort experience” located a few minutes from Toronto’s Pearson airport is set to open for overnight, four-legged guests and daycare in the first week of March, says owner Susan Rupert.
“We’ve had a few clients say that they would like to stay there themselves,” said Ms. Rupert.
Former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan has sold his Bel Air mansion for $3 million profit only one year after purchasing the property, according to Trulia.com. Currently the cohost with Kelly Ripa of "Live! With Kelly and Michael," Strahan bought the property last year at $7.9 million. Without a single renovation, he has sold the property in an off-market move for $11 million.