Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Recognized as a Four-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide

Pan Pacific named one of 226 four-star hotels worldwide; all winners showcased on Forbes Travel Guide website Startle.com  

SEATTLE, Wash. — (February 26, 2013) — Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide, and named Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle a four-star award recipient on this list. The newly-recognized property will be showcased with all of the 2013 award winners on Startle.com, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide. Since the company’s founding in 1958 as Mobil Travel Guide, Forbes Travel Guide’s five-star and four-star ratings designations have been the gold standard for hospitality excellence.

Pan Pacific is a boutique property known for exceptional guest service, a convenient array of amenity and technology offerings for business and leisure travelers, and its internationally-recognized PanEarth® Program, which promotes sustainable practices throughout the hotel and social responsibility throughout the community. Guest room features include a luxuriously appointed interior with floor-to-ceiling windows and a European soaking tub with sliding Shoji screen door, giving guests the option to “soak in” the views of the city, Lake Union or the Space Needle. The hotel is perfectly positioned between downtown Seattle and the thriving South Lake Union neighborhood, affording guests an impressive Walk Score of 97 to all that the city has to offer.

“Pan Pacific is thrilled to receive the prestigious four-star award,” said Pan Pacific General Manager Sam Johnson. “This significant achievement would not be possible without our team members’ ongoing commitment to guest experience and enthusiasm for integrating industry-leading programs and offerings.” 

Forbes Travel Guide awards the four-star designation to hotels that provide a distinctive setting with interesting and inviting elements to enjoy. Attention to detail is prominent throughout the property, from design concept to quality of products provided. Staff is accommodating and takes pride in catering to guests’ specific needs throughout the stay. This year, the company revealed its new Recommended rating category which joins Forbes Travel Guide’s five-star and four-star designations, crediting well-appointed hotels, restaurants and spas that deliver enhanced service, distinct value and a strong sense of place.

“The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas,” said Michael Cascone, president and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. “By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com/about/ratings. To view the complete list of 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners, visit www.startle.com/forbes-travel-guide-star-award-winners/2013-star-award-winners.

About Pan Pacific Hotel
Situated in the heart of Seattle’s thriving South Lake Union neighborhood, and within walking distance of all that downtown has to offer, Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle features 153 superbly appointed guest rooms with 22 sophisticated suites; each with views of the city, Lake Union or the Space Needle. Pan Pacific offers a full array of technology tools for business and leisure travelers, with sustainable practices throughout the hotel and social responsibility programs serving the community as part of its acclaimed PanEarth® Program.  The hotel is part of the vibrant 2200 Plaza located on Westlake, affording guests a 4,200 sq. ft. fitness center, the luxurious Vida Spa, award winning Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, Starbucks, Whole Foods Market and several other fine retailers.  For more information or to make reservations, visit panpacific.com/Seattle or call 877-324-4856.
 
About Forbes Travel Guide and Startle.com
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide and originator of the prestigious Five Star ratings and certifications, has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. The information gathered from the inspectors’ visits can be found along with content by curated hospitality experts, tastemakers, Forbes Travel Guide editors and correspondents at Startle.com, online home of Forbes Travel Guide. 

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