Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2016 Star Awards today, posting the largest group of winners in the company’s history.

The 58th annual list includes 56 Five-Star restaurants, 187 Four-Star restaurants and 68 Recommended restaurants.

In Newport

The list of Four-Start hotels included Castle Hill Inn.

The list of Four-Star restaurants included the Spice Pear at The Chanler at Cliff Walk and for the very first time, The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk came in for the first time as a Recommended Hotel.

Elsewhere in Rhode Island

Ocean House and Ocean House Cottage Collection were the only Five-Star hotels to make the list from Rhode Island.
Seasons was the only Five-Star restaurant to make the list from Rhode Island.
Oh! Spa was the only Five-Star Spa to make the list from Rhode Island.
Weekapaug Inn joined Castle Hill Inn as the only two Four-Star hotels in Rhode Island

For a complete list of winners in all of the categories, click here.

About The List

Forbes Travel Guide announces its Global Star Ratings yearly, so visit often and discover our list of the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. Only properties that meet our hospitality standards — the most stringent in the industry — achieve a Five Star, Four Star or Recommended rating. Our professional inspectors check into and check out every property we rate regularly, evaluating more than 500 criteria to determine a Star Rating that takes the guess work out of travel planning and establishes a global benchmark for luxury travel.

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