Turning Stone Earns a Trio of Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards

Turning Stone Resort Casino has earned three coveted Four-Star Awards from the Forbes Travel Guide for 2019. For the third consecutive year, the resort’s Wildflowers restaurant and world-class Skʌ:nʌ́: spa, received a Forbes Four-Star rating, and for the fourth consecutive year, The Lodge, the resort’s Adirondack style all-suite hotel, garnered the accolade.

RELATED: Pechanga Spa, Hotel Garner International Recognition by Forbes Travel Guide

Skʌ:nʌ́: is recognized as the only Four- or Five-Star rated spa in New York, north of the New York City area, and Wildflowers is the only restaurant in New York, north of New York City, to earn a Four- or Five-Star rating. Turning Stone remains the only resort in the Northeast to have earned three Forbes Four-Star Awards and three AAA Four-Diamond awards at one property.

Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in more than 76 different countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. With only 534 hotels, 152 restaurants and 217 spas in the world to achieve a Four-Star rating, Turning Stone continues to be distinguished as one of the most elite properties found anywhere around the globe.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide for having one of the finest properties in the world,” said Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “This recognition signifies our guest service and collection of world-class amenities are exceeding the highest standards of excellence.”

To determine its Star Award winners, Forbes Travel Guide’s highly trained inspectors anonymously visit every property they rate, evaluating each based on up to 900 rigorous and objective criteria and enabling guests to make the best, most informed travel and leisure choices. The only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes has been verifying luxury since 1958.

“We are delighted to celebrate the 2019 Star Rating winners, an outstanding collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrate a strong culture of service,” said Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “In a time of information overload and fake online reviews, Forbes Travel Guide is the ultimate trusted source in luxury travel. Our objective, data-driven Star Rating list, features properties that achieved an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality. We congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”

Wildflowers Restaurant

In addition to its third Forbes Four-Star rating, Wildflowers Restaurant touts more than a decade of earning the AAA Four-Diamond rating, among other awards. Forbes describes Wildflowers as, “Culinary art meets casino nightlife,” and “By day, the establishment buzzes with families and friends getting in a hearty breakfast before hitting the links or taking tennis lessons. By night, the space turns into a romantic hideaway tucked off the first floor.”

Led by Turning Stone Executive Chef Ron Ross, a three-time James Beard Award recipient, and Chef de Cuisine Joseph Kolo, the talented chefs at Wildflowers offer an assortment of variations and exceptional pairings for a truly unique dining experience.

Skʌ:nʌ́: Spa

Turning Stone’s Skʌ:nʌ́: spa also received the award for the third consecutive year. Forbes describes Skʌ:nʌ́: as “the perfect refuge from the bright lights and bold sounds of Turning Stone” and that it “oozes tranquility; from the moment you enter the front doors…to the time you leave.” 

The Lodge

The Lodge is is an exquisite hideaway combining luxurious services and privacy with easy access to the resort’s wide-ranging entertainment and dining options.