Sea Island, Four Seasons Atlanta top Forbes list

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The Four Seasons Atlanta and Sea Island’s Lodge and Cloister hotels remained Georgia’s top spots in Forbes annual ratings of the country’s best luxury properties.

The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club has received the Five-Star award since opening in 2001, and the Georgian Room, which was first awarded the Five-Star in 2006, is the only restaurant in the state of Georgia with this honor. In 2007, The Cloister and The Spa at Sea Island followed suit.

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The three hotels received the prestigious five-star designation, which travelers look for when deciding whether it’s worth spending $500 or more a night for a hotel room.

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In announcing the nation’s best hotels, restaurants and spas Tuesday, Forbes said 27 new five-star hotels were added to the list while 75 four-star properties were added.

Hotels receiving four stars include InterContinental Buckhead, St. Regis Atlanta, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation, the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead and the Mandarin Oriental. Restaurants Bacchanalia, Park 75 and Quinones at Bacchanalia received four stars.

The spa at Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation and Remede Spa Atlanta at St. Regis received four stars.

The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club has received the Five-Star award since opening in 2001, and the elegant Georgian Room, which was first awarded the Five-Star in 2006, is the only restaurant in the state of Georgia with this honor. In 2007, The Cloister and The Spa at Sea Island followed suit.


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