Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Azul restaurant and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami have received the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award for 2013, making the hotel one of only six properties in the United States and the only hotel in Florida to earn the highly coveted triple Five Stars. The Spa has earned the Five-Star designation for five consecutive years. . “This award is a direct reflection of the dedication, commitment, enthusiasm, teamwork and outstanding service delivered by each and every colleague at Mandarin Oriental, Miami,” said Vice President and General Manager Jorge Gonzalez.

Forbes describes Five-Star recipients as “the finest establishments in the world, delivering guests an experience beyond their expectations.”  The revered travel guide has provided ratings since 1958 and annually reviews more than 500 hotels.  For 2013, only 35 spas, 28 restaurants and 76 hotels received the coveted Five-Star rating.