Standards Advisory Committee

Forbes Travel Guide enlists some of the brightest stars in the universe of hospitality and luxury brands to be sure our Star Rating standards reflect the most up-to-date guest expectations. The Standards Advisory Committee (SAC), formed in 2013, brings together experts in multiple luxury verticals 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 discerning guest.

2022-2023
2020 - 2021
2018 - 2019
BrianAbel
Brian Abel

CRUISE LINES
Independent
Consultant 
DominiqueBertolone
Dominique Bertolone

Food & Beverage
Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage
MGM Resorts 
KyraBradley
Kyra Bradley

SPA & WELLNESS
Director of Resort Experience and Wellbeing
Fairmont Grand del Mar 
RainerBurkle
Rainer Burkle

Asia Pacific
Area Vice President Luxury Greater China
Marriott International 
AltonChun
Alton Chun

Independent Hotels
General Manager
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club 
JackDamioli
Jack Damioli

Resorts
President and CEO
The Broadmoor 
VictorioGonzalez
Victorio Gonzalez

The Americas - North
General Manager
Montage Big Sky 
MalcolmHendry
Malcolm Hendry

BOUTIQUE HOTELS & INN
General Manager
Hotel 41 - Red Carnation Hotels 
HerveHoudre
Herve Houdre

SUSTAINABILITY
Founder
H2 Sustainability Consulting 
KrisKaminsky
Kris Kaminsky

Asia Pacific
Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations
Sands China 
NathanLoga
Nathan Loga

Lifestyle Brands
Vice President, Guest Experience
Equinox Hotels 
LeeLong
Lee Long

Casino & Gaming Industry
Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations
Wynn Las Vegas 
SeanMurphy
Sean Murphy

The Americas - Mexico & The Caribbean
Vice President and Managing Director
Hotel Esencia 
PatrickNayrolles
Patrick Nayrolles

Resorts
General Manager
Meadowood 
TammyPahel
Tammy Pahel

Spa & Wellness
Vice President of Spa & Wellness Operations
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort 
Gaëlle Peiffer
Gaëlle Peiffer

Brand Official
Concept Spa Development Manager
Biologique Recherche  
Ana LauraRodriguez
Ana Laura Rodriguez

The Americas - North
Area Director, Operations and Performance Excellence
Hilton Worldwide Hotels & Resorts 
TomRoelens
Tom Roelens

Middle East & Africa
General Manager and Senior Vice President, Operations
Atlantis Dubai 
CorneliaSamara
Cornelia Samara

The Americas - North
Regional Vice President and General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia 
PaigeSharp
Paige Sharp

Europe
Director of Service Excellence
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group 
KnutWylde
Knut Wylde

Europe
General Manager
The Berkeley