Hacienda Del Sol

Hacienda Del Sol Named Forbes Four-Star Hotel in 2020

Learn more about the prestigious award and how its earned.

Two years ago in 2018, Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort was first invited to be evaluated by Forbes Travel Guide. Forbes Travel Guide inspects hotels, restaurants and spas across the globe every year awarding only the best the coveted Forbes Recommended, Forbes Four-Star or Forbes Five-Star rating. Hotels, spas and restaurants cannot pay to be rated, Forbes Travel Guide seeks out where they would like to inspect.

Forbes Travel Guide CEO, Filip Boyen, said “It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service.” 

Mr. Boyen even stopped by Hacienda Del Sol last June and explored our beautiful grounds inside and out. He toured our sparkling clean laundry facility and met two of our Hacienda Del Sol team members, Lucy and Firman. Mr. Boyen posted a photo on Instagram of the three of them captioning his post, “In the squeaky clean laundry facility of Hacienda Del Sol in Tucson with the proud and humble Firman and Lucy. Such passion for extraordinary service!”


Forbes Travel Guide CEO, Filip Boyen, with Hacienda Del Sol employees Firman & Lucy

In 2018, Hacienda Del Sol was awarded the Forbes Recommended rating and proceeded to continue improving the service, facilities and guest experience throughout the next year. In 2019, Hacienda Del Sol was inspected again and this time awarded the Forbes Four-Star rating. In 2020, Hacienda Del Sol is extremely proud to have once again earned this prestigious Four-Star rating. 

This year our Resort General Manager, Jill Clark, proudly accepted the Forbes Four-Star award on behalf of the entire Hacienda Del Sol team.

“It is a distinct honor to be awarded this prestigious Forbes Four-Star award for the second consecutive year.” Jill said, “This is a very special recognition for our Hacienda Del Sol team and a reward for their efforts in executing the Forbes standards with consistency and compassion.”


Resort General Manager, Jill Clark, accepting the Forbes Four-Star 2020 Award

Each Forbes Travel Guide inspector pays their own way to visit the hotel they are inspecting. They stay anonymously for at least two nights, never revealing their identity, and experience the hotel just as any other guest would. Throughout their stay, they judge both service and facility based on 900 objective criteria. Forbes Travel Guide believes that what you experience at a hotel goes beyond looks, “how it makes you feel is what you will remember the most”. This is why the Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings criteria emphasizes service.

Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating agency for luxury hospitality. For over sixty years, they have travelled around the globe in an effort to find the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas.

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