GLOBAL TRAVEL AWARD
Delaire Graff Estate acknowledged by the 2020 Forbes Travel Guide with pinnacle global travel award
South Africa, Johannesburg, Thursday, 13 February 2020; FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE, the world-renowned appraising system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, recently revealed its annual Star Rating list for 2020. Delaire Graff Estate, fondly known as the Jewel of the Cape Winelands and a newcomer to the Travel Guide, has been awarded with the highest level of achievement: the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Stars.
Now in its 62nd year, Forbes Travel Guide is the global expert on genuine Five-Star service. This year, it has chosen to significantly expand its global footprint by including key new international markets for the first time, including South Africa.
“My team and I at Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa are immensely proud to be part of the luxury international Forbes Travel Guide family,” says Werner Wentzel, General Hospitality Manager of Delaire Graff Estate. “The fact that we have been awarded the prestigious Five-Star rating in the inaugural year of South Africa’s inclusion is even more reason to celebrate.”
“It’s a privilege for Forbes Travel Guide to honour such magnificent hotels, restaurants and spas from all corners of the globe,” says Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide.
“Each deserving recipient excels at enriching people’s lives through the power of exceptional service. Our role at Forbes Travel Guide is to establish our annual star ratings with absolute independence and integrity, and champion those at the very top of their game.”
Forbes Travel Guide awarded a total of 432 Five-Star distinctions to hotels, restaurants and spas around the world. This top honour was attained for the first time in 2020 by destinations in Antigua; Bora Bora and Tahiti, French Polynesia; Cambodia; Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; Doha, Qatar; Fiji; Ireland; the Maldives; Mauritius; Monte-Carlo; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic; and the Seychelles.