Luxury, it seems, has been verified once again.
The 2022 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards have been announced, good news for the Miami-area resorts, restaurants and spas that made the coveted lists.
Ten new hotels made the Five-Star list this year, but none were from Miami. Instead, the local resorts on the 2022 list were the same upscale venues that made the 2021 list, including Acqualina Resort & Residences in Sunny Isles, which has been named a Five-Star resort for 10 consecutive years and was named one of the best luxury hotels in the United States for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report.
Naoe, the exclusive omakase-style Japanese restaurant on Brickell Key that was recently named the best sushi spot in Miami, remains the lone Five-Star restaurant in South Florida. One of the perennial Four-Star restaurants, Palme d’Or, is not on the list this year because it closed.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour management said the hotel was honored by its Five-Star award, which comes as the oceanfront hotel celebrates its 10th anniversary.
“It’s a true testament to the unrivaled service we offer our guests,” said general manager Winfred van Workum. “And it feels even more significant to achieve this rating during such a banner year.”
Forbes inspectors determine the ratings by analyzing up to 900 different criteria, staying in each hotel a minimum of two nights.
Acqualina Resort and Residences, Sunny Isles Beach
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
The Setai, Miami Beach
St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Acqualina Spa, Sunny Isles Beach
Eau Spa Palm Beach
Remède Spa Bal Harbour at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
The Spa at the Four Seasons at The Surf Club, Surfside
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami
1 Hotel South Beach
The Breakers Palm Beach
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Fisher Island Club Hotel & Resort
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
Trump International Beach Resort Miami, Sunny Isles Beach
Trump National Doral
Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman
Pao by Paul Qui
Aquanox Spa, Sunny Isles Beach
Conrad Spa at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
Lapis the Spa at Fontainebleau
The Ritz-Carlton Spa South Beach
The Spa at Carillon Miami Beach
The Spa at the Miami Beach Edition
Tierra Santa Healing House, Miami Beach
Valmont for the Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach
The Betsy South Beach
The Biltmore, Coral Gables
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
The Marker Waterfront Resort, Key West
Bourbon Steak Miami by Michael Mina, Aventura
Il Mulino New York, Sunny Isles Beach
Scarpetta Miami Beach
This story was originally published April 27, 2022 6:00 AM.