Rancho Mirage, CA — (September 3, 2020) — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today offered a sneak peek at select winners from its upcoming 2021 annual Star Awards. Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, in Rancho Mirage, CA, earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award and will be showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.  The Forbes Four-Star Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage was recently bestowed three prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards for their luxurious resort hotel, the holistically indulgent Sunstone Spa, and the exclusive The Steakhouse. Now, the resort takes their serene spa to the next level with this impressive Five-Star Award, in addition to, an already stellar four-star repertoire. The world-class service provided by this talented and professional spa team ensures guests always feel like they are a world away, and the decadent surroundings seduce every sense. Zero gravity chairs provide a calming affect that readies spa guests for a personalized treatment, and the aromas of sage and lavender sooth the soul from the moment you enter.

“I am enormously proud of the Agua Caliente team for being a Forbes triple winner for the second year in a row.  We have been awarded Four Stars for our resort and our steakhouse, and Five Stars for our spa.  It is an incredible achievement to be a triple winner, and now we have added a fifth star to our accolades.  Only through passion and commitment can an achievement of this magnitude be possible, and our team members strive every day to create the ultimate guest experience at Agua Caliente.” said Saverio Scheri III, COO of Agua Caliente Casinos. 

Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is a desert oasis located less than 20 minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport and will take your breath away with its superlative amenities, its first-class service, and an attention to detail that is distinctive to the Agua Caliente Casinos brand. With accolades including the AAA Four Diamond award to the “Best Casino Outside Las Vegas” award, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage prides itself in providing extraordinary experiences that are not soon forgotten.  

Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned expert in genuine Five-Star service, announced its 2020 Star Awards in February. FTG is now adding to the prestigious award winners list by revealing some 2021 winners early to provide getaway inspiration as travel picks up post-quarantine. The early winners for 2021 were inspected prior to COVID-19 closures.

“It gives us much pleasure to recognize these deserving properties with their 2021 awards,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “We hope that these excellent properties will prompt travelers to start dreaming about their next trip and build anticipation for our forthcoming full slate of awards in 2021.”  He added, “It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating, and all of our winners have demonstrated dedication in their passion for service. We congratulate them all and their commitment to consistently deliver excellence to guests.”


Agua Caliente Casinos are located in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, and opening in late 2020 in Cathedral City, CA. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the only property in California that has been awarded the Forbes Four-Star Rating for three different locations within the resort hotel. The Sunstone Spa, also ranked in the top spas in the U.S. and no. 1 in California by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas 2019; The Steakhouse winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence consecutively since 2007; and the resort hotel have all achieved Forbes Four-Star status. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also a AAA Four Diamond property and was ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also home to Southern California’s premier entertainment venue, The Show, which features a legendary lineup of performers. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs offers the newest slot machines, a variety of table game action, high-limit gaming, plus fine dining and shopping, all in a fabulous setting in historic downtown Palm Springs. Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, opening in late 2020, is the newest gem in the Agua Caliente Casinos’ crown and consists of over 30,000 sq. feet of gaming, including 530 slot machines, and eight table games. The 12,000 sq. foot outdoor Pavilion sets this property apart as it will host live entertainment, an array of special events, and community gatherings, all with an amazing view of desert landscape and picturesque mountain tops. This beautiful property will also boast a three-meal dine-in restaurant, 360 Sports Bar, the sister outlet of 360 Sports Bar in Rancho Mirage, that will amaze sports fan with its state-of-the-art sights and sounds, and the 24-hour Java Caliente coffee shop. The Agua Caliente Casinos are owned and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, which also owns the world-renowned Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon hiking trails, and the Indian Canyons Golf Resort.  @aguacalientecasinos



Dawn Petrick

Manager, Media and Community Relations

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