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March 9, 2017 (Alpine) -- Forbes Travel Guide has  unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Viejas Casino & Resort in Alpine as a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. Viejas Casino & Resort will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on Read the Forbes review here

“Viejas Casino & Resort is a place designed for you to be both entertained and pampered,” the Forbes review states, calling the design “contemporary yet sophisticated” and noting the many Native American elements of earth, water and fire.  Forbes also praised staff’s welcoming attitude and the many opportunities for resort guests including gaming, a variety of dining experiences, shopping, a day spa and recreation.

Viejas Casino & Resort is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.  


“We are delighted to recognize the 2017 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.

“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”

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