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Turning Stone Earns Four Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards; TS Steakhouse New Addition to Prestigious 2020 Award List

TS Steakhouse New Addition to Prestigious 2020 Award List,

Joining The Lodge, Wildflowers and Skana Spa

 Turning Stone is recognized as the only resort in New York to earn four Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards.  TS Steakhouse is the only new restaurant in all of New York added to the Forbes Travel Guide awards for 2020 and Skana spa is the only spa to earn a Forbes rating outside of New York City.

Celebrated as the most awarded resort in New York, Turning Stone Resort Casino announces today it has earned four coveted Four-Star Awards from the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide for 2020, distinguishing it as the only resort in New York to achieve this honor, topping other prestigious resorts including Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons.  TS Steakhouse is the newest venue at the resort to earn the prestigious award this year, joining Wildflowers, The Lodge, and Skana Spa.  Additionally, TS Steakhouse is the only new restaurant in the entire state earning an award from Forbes Travel Guide this year. Skana Spa at Turning Stone is also recognized as the only spa in New York to earn a Forbes rating outside of New York City.

Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in more than 73 different countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. With only 592 hotels, 142 restaurants and 212 spas in the world to achieve a Four-Star rating, Turning Stone continues to be distinguished as one of the most elite properties found anywhere around the globe.

“It is a tremendous honor to have four of our properties exceed the rigorous evaluations by the world’s most prominent and respected name in luxury travel," said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “The Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating is the gold standard in hospitality, and these awards demonstrate our amenities, employees and the guest service are worthy of the highest recognition.”

To determine its Star Award winners, Forbes Travel Guide’s highly trained inspectors anonymously visit every property they rate, evaluating each based on up to 900 rigorous and objective criteria and enabling guests to make the best, most informed travel and leisure choices. The only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes has been verifying luxury since 1958.

“It’s a privilege for Forbes Travel Guide to honor such magnificent hotels, restaurants and spas from all corners of the globe. Each deserving recipient excels at enriching people’s lives through the power of exceptional service,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “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.”

Led by Turning Stone Executive Chef Ron Ross, TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers offer a culinary experience unlike anything else in Upstate New York. Forbes describes Four Star newcomer TS Steakhouse as “one of the best see-and-be-seen places” and “When the sun sets along the New York valley landscape, the eatery provides the perfect photo op”

Considered one of the most renowned restaurants in New York, Forbes describes Wildflowers as, “Culinary art meets casino nightlife,” and “By day, the establishment buzzes with families and friends getting in a hearty breakfast before hitting the links or taking tennis lessons. By night, the space turns into a romantic hideaway tucked off the first floor.”

Forbes describes Skana as “the perfect refuge from the bright lights and bold sounds of Turning Stone” and that it “oozes tranquility; from the moment you enter the front doors…to the time you leave.” 

The Lodge is known for its perfection when it comes to pampering guests who visit from around the world. Forbes describes The Lodge as “luxurious with sleek and spacious interiors” and “its location within the resort allows for a bit of privacy without being too far from all the fun.”

To see the entire collection of 2020 Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award Winners, click HERE.

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