Forbes Travel Guide enlists some of the brightest stars in the hospitality universe to be sure our Star Rating standards reflect the most up-to-date guest expectations. The Standards Advisory Committee (SAC), formed in 2014, brings together hotel, restaurant and spa experts from around the world to share their perspectives with Forbes Travel Guide. When we refine our Star Rating standards each year, we take their recommendations into account, keeping our perspective fresh and relevant to the luxury guest.
The Americas - Mexico, Caribbean & Bermuda
Graeme Davis
Vice President Operations
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Janet Crutchfield Souter
Vice President, Quality
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Americas - North America
Suzie Mills
General Manager
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
Scott Taber
Senior Vice President, Rooms
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
The Americas - South America
Tulio Hochkoeppler
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
APAC - Australia/Indonesia/Polynesia
Akiko Takahashi
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources/Social Responsibility Officer
Melco Resorts & Entertainment
APAC - Southeast Asia
Niale McLoughlin
Vice President of Learning & Development
Wynn Macau
Paul Samuel Roa
Global Director, Quality Improvement
Shangri-La Luxury Hotels
EMEA - Europe
Francois Delahaye
Chief Operating Officer
Dorchester Collection & Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris
Hotels - Boutique Hotels & Inns
Jeremy Goring
Chief Executive Officer
The Goring
John Graham
Managing Partner
Twin Farms Management Company
Hotels - Gaming
Shannon McCallum
Executive Director of Hotel Operations
Aria Resort and Casino
Max Tappeiner
Vice President of Hotel Operations
The Venetian & The Palazzo
Hotels - Independent
Prem Devadas
President
Salamander Hospitality
Greg Sligh
Managing Director
The Hermitage Hotel and Keswick Hall and Golf Club
Hotels - Resorts
James Bermingham
Executive Vice President, Operations
Montage Hotels & Resorts
Brian Gullbrants
Executive Vice President – Operations
Wynn Boston Harbor
Hotels - Urban
Christian Hommerich
Hotel Manager
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
Maria Zec
Regional Vice President and General Manager
The Peninsula Chicago
Luxury Hotel Brands
Ana Brant
Director, Global Guest Experience & Innovation
Dorchester Collection
Anja Luthje
Group Director of Rooms and Quality
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (US Office)
Restaurants
William Bradley
Director and Executive Chef
Addison Restaurant
Geoffrey Zakarian
Restaurateur, Chef
Zakarian Hospitality and The Lambs Club
Spas
Tracey Chappell
Senior Vice President – Global Spa Solutions
ESPA
Ella Stimpson
Director of Spa, Fitness & Racquet Sports
Cloister Spa at Sea Island
Mara Bouvier
General Manager
The Lodge and Cottages at Primland
Ana Brant
Director of Global Experience & Innovation
Dorchester Collection
Tracey Chappell
Senior Vice President – Global Spa Solutions
ESPA
Jeffrey R. Duke
Vice President Hotel Operations
Northern Quest Casino
Jeremy Goring
Chief Executive Officer
The Goring
John Graham
Managing Partner
Twin Farms Management Company
Brian Gullbrants
Executive Vice President & General Manager
Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Las Vegas
Daniel Hostettler, CHA
President & Managing Director
Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn
Tim Kelly
Senior Vice President Resort Operations
Wynn Palace Cotai
Jean Kolb
Director of Wellness
Kohler Waters Spa
Heiko Kuenstle
General Manager
The Lowell Hotel New York
Robert Lagerwey
Regional Vice President, Operations
Capella Singapore
Christine Loose
General Manager
The American Club and Inn on Woodlake
Anja Luthje
Group Director of Rooms and Quality
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (US Office)
Joseph Mattioli
General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Jeremy McCarthy
Group Director of Spa
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Paul Samuel Roa
Global Director of Corporate Quality and Improvement
Shangri-La Luxury Hotels
Greg Sligh
Managing Director
The Hermitage Hotel and Keswick Hall and Golf Club
Janet Crutchfield Souter
Vice President, Quality
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Ella Stimpson
Director of Spa
Cloister Spa at Sea Island
Scott Taber
Senior Vice President, Rooms
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Tom Voss
President
Manchester Hospitality Group
Maria Zec
Senior Vice President, Rooms
The Peninsula Chicago