The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Named Four-Star Hotels By Forbes Travel Guide in Its Official 2016 Star Rating Announcement
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Earn
Prestigious Award over 13 and 8 years, respectively


Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas again as Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotels. The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on


This is the 13th and 8th year The Venetian and The Palazzo have received the prestigious award, respectively.


The Venetian and The Palazzo are two of the world’s most recognizable and luxurious destination resorts. The all-suite resorts house more than 7,000 suites, luxury retail shops, and more than 80 restaurants including dining spots by noted chefs Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, and Wolfgang Puck.


Also receiving the prestigious Four-Star rating were Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian and The Palazzo, Aquaknox at The Venetian, and Wolfgang Puck’s CUT Las Vegas at The Palazzo.  B&B Ristorante and Carnevino, both from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, received 2016 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended ratings.
Las Vegas Sands® resorts, spas, and restaurants were collectively distinguished with 16 honors by Forbes Travel Guide in 2016:


Las Vegas


  • The Venetian (Four-Star)
  • The Palazzo (Four-Star)
  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub (Four-Star)
  • Aquaknox (Four-Star)
  • CUT Las Vegas (Four-Star)
  • B&B Ristorante (Recommended)
  • Carnevino (Recommended)


  • Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip (Five-Star)
  • The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel (Four-Star)
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Macao (Four-Star)
  • Zi Yat Heen (Four-Star) 


  • Waku Ghin (Five-Star)
  • Marina Bay Sands (Four-Star)
  • CUT Singapore (Four-Star)
  • Osteria Mozza Singapore (Four-Star)
  • Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands (Four-Star) 


“Receiving the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award is a testament to our commitment to providing our guests with an unmatched service experience,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “While the luxurious surroundings and amenities The Venetian and The Palazzo are paramount to giving our guests an exceptional place to visit, it’s the hard work from our team members which creates lasting memories to keep our guests coming back time after time.”


The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.


“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.


For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit


About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit, @venetianvegas and


The Palazzo Las Vegas takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with more than 3,000 suites, including the largest standard suites on the Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and casino club lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes, anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit, @palazzovegas and


The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).


About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. is the sole online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.
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The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Named Four-Star Hotels By Forbes Travel Guide in Its Official 2016 Star Rating Announcement
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