The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel in Edinburgh, has been awarded five-stars in the 2024 Forbes Travel Guide. It was announced today that the hotel has secured its position as a Forbes five-star property, retaining the world-renowned accolade for the fourth year running. 

Forbes Travel Guide is the authority in genuine five-star service. In 2021 The Balmoral became the first hotel in Scotland to receive a five-star rating and has continuously worked hard to secure its position as an icon of luxury hospitality.  

Last year, The Balmoral announced the appointment of Andrew McPherson to the position of General Manager. Andrew oversees the iconic Edinburgh hotel which boasts 167 rooms and 20 suites as well as a comprehensive spa and fitness centre and a diverse culinary offering. 

General Manager, Andrew McPherson said: “It is a wonderful honour to be able to share that we have retained our five-star Forbes rating for the fourth year running. Forbes truly requires the very best standards for guests and we are extremely proud to be recognised with one of the most renowned hospitality awards in the world 

Edinburgh’s most iconic hotel is highly regarded not only for its incredible architecture, history, restaurants and bars but also for the world-class Scottish hospitality delivered every day. The Balmoral team works hard to provide our guests with memorable experiences, and we look forward to continuing to deliver world-class service for our guests.” 

A gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958, Forbes Travel Guide’s luxury travel rating recognises the world’s finest properties. Anonymous inspectors check into a hotel for at least two nights, then test up to 900 objective standards with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travellers select the world’s best luxury experiences.