For the first time in Tucson history a casino resort has received the prestigious Forbes Four Star Travel Guide Award. Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide, and named Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center as part of this distinguished list.
Casino Del Sol Resort, along with it’s Hiapsi Spa and already award-winning PY Steakhouse, will all be showcased along with the rest of the 2013 award winners on Startle.com, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide. In addition to Forbes Travel Guide’s annual list of Five- and Four-Star hotels, restaurants and spas, the company revealed its new Recommended rating category, designating well-appointed hotels, restaurants and spas that deliver enhanced service, distinct value and a strong sense of place. This rating category joins Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star and Four-Star ratings designations, which since the company’s founding in 1958 as Mobil Travel Guide have been the gold standard for hospitality excellence.
Already rated by AAA as a Four-Diamond destination, Casino Del Sol Resort is a 215-room, 161,000-square-foot resort that features more than 65,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and convention space; Hiapsi, a full-service spa; and several restaurants and lounges including PY Steakhouse, Prema Lounge and Starbucks. Scheduled to open in 2013, Sewailo golf course, an 18-hole, par 72-hole championship golf course designed by PGA golfer Notah Begay III, will soon join the impressive amenities available to guests.
“We are honored to receive three of the highest awards our industry can bestow and are thankful to all of our team members who helped make it possible,” says Alex Amador, Chief Executive Officer for Sol Casinos. “We recognize this is a tremendous accomplishment for the resort and one that will continue to help grow our reputation as a destination of choice for the leisure and business traveler when they come to southern Arizona. “
Casino Del Sol Resort is the latest recipient to achieve what has been the gold standard in the industry since 1958.
“The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas,” said Michael Cascone, President and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. “By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities.”
Click here for a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, or, view the complete list of 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners.
To view some of the other awards and certifications received by Casino Del Sol, click here.