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NEW YORK - (January 22, 2014) - Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its official 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating list, naming The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. The Pierre will be showcased with all of the 2014 Star Rating recipients on


The Pierre is a prestigious destination for travelers and residents who covet the superb Fifth Avenue location overlooking Central Park, with a choice of 189 guest rooms and suites, including 11 residential-style Grand Suites with warm and intuitive service by the exclusive team of Taj Royal Attachés skilled at assisting royalty, heads of state and CEOs. Celebrated for memorable dining and elegant social and business events from intimate to grand, The Pierre also offers an array of 24-hour services and amenities, such as complimentary Jaguar house car transportation.


"Guests from around the globe have long considered The Pierre among the world's best for luxurious accommodations, personalized service and unrivaled access to all that New York offers. This prestigious award reinforces our appeal to the most discerning and is a great tribute to our team's unwavering commitment, passion and dedication to provide the finest service and unparalleled guest experiences. We are incredibly proud to share this accolade with every talented team member at The Pierre, as they are the foundation of our success," said Heiko Kuenstle, General Manager, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel.


The Pierre is the latest installment to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.


"Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer," said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide. "We're proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list".


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Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and 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 up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. is the exclusive online destination for Forbes Travel Guide's list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.


About The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York continues to set the standard for elegance and unrivaled hospitality in New York City. Located on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel is an exclusive Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond property and a member of Leading Hotels of the World, the only such affiliated hotel in the elite intersection of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Managed by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, the iconic hotel underwent a $100 million renovation, updating 189 guest rooms, including 38 suites, as well as the hotel's banquet and social event spaces. The Pierre's 11 residential-style Grand Suites come with a private Taj Royal Attaché trained in the palaces of India to flawlessly fulfill every guest request. Two E Bar/Lounge offers light fare, afternoon tea and a stylish bar featuring a no-cover jazz series every Tuesday evening. The Pierre, A Taj Hotel is also home to Sirio Ristorante, the new namesake restaurant from famed Le Cirque restaurateur, Sirio Maccioni.