Orange County Business Journal

OC Coastal Resorts Nab Top Travel Honors

Kari Hamanaka Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach

Several Orange County properties received nods in the most recent round of travel surveys.

Forbes Travel Guide released its Five Star Awards, with the top ratings going to Montage Laguna Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill and The St. Regis Monarch Beach.

The Montage’s Studio restaurant was the only local to receive a five-star rating in the restaurant category.

Local spas that received a Forbes five-star rating were Spa Gaucin at St. Regis, Spa Montage Laguna Beach, and The Spa at Pelican Hill.

Many of the properties recognized by Forbes also were listed as some of the best hotels in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure for its annual World’s Best Awards.

Locals included in World’s Best were The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, St. Regis Monarch Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill and Montage Laguna Beach.