Forbes Travel Guide again has honored The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, with a Five-Star Award, putting it in an elite group of 175 five-star hotels worldwide.
It’s the 27th time this Gulf-front resort in north Naples has earned the five-star distinction since it opened in December 1985.
Other hospitality businesses in Collier and Lee counties also gained Forbes accolades.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, and The Grill restaurant in Naples each got four stars.
The Inn on Fifth & Club Level Suites in downtown Naples also scored four stars, for the third consecutive year.
A total of 23 Florida hotels earned four stars this year.
The Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande earned Forbes’ recommended status.
Forbes Travel Guide provides one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems of hotels, restaurants and spas in the world.