Rosewood Sand Hill Named Five-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide in its Official 2018 Star Rating Announcement

February 20, 2018

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Rosewood Sand Hill as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. In addition, Sense®, A Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Sand Hill and Madera, the property’s signature spa and restaurant, were both given Four-Star ratings. Rosewood Sand Hill, Sense®, A Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Sand Hill and Madera will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on

Located in Menlo Park by the stunning Santa Cruz Mountains, Rosewood Sand Hill is the pinnacle of Californian luxury and beauty. A premier destination in Northern California, Rosewood Sand Hill features 121 luxurious accommodations including guest rooms and suites, the award-winning Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, and Madera, its Michelin-starred restaurant serving elevated American fare.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the top hotels in the country by Forbes Travel Guide,” said Avi Haksar, managing director of Rosewood Sand Hill. “We pride ourselves on offering an incomparable luxury experience, and we are incredibly honored to be recognized for our hard work.”

Rosewood Sand Hill is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. 

“We are pleased to honor the 2018 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.”

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Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit

About Rosewood Sand Hill:

Nestled amid 16 acres, Rosewood Sand Hill melds the relaxed style and beauty of California Ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Whether relaxing in the spacious guestrooms, indulging at Sense spa, or enjoying Madera’s delicious offerings inspired by the freshest local ingredients, guests will experience unparalleled attention to detail and impeccable service at this urban oasis. Rosewood Sand Hill’s luxurious accommodations feature 121 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 31 suites ranging in size from 527 square feet for the deluxe guestroom to 2,372 square feet for the two-bedroom Presidential Villa.  All guestrooms and suites offer private balconies or terraces with views of landscaped courtyard gardens, the swimming pool or the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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