The Lodge at Turning Stone, the elegant all-suite hotel, has earned a Four-Star Rating and TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurants received Recommended Ratings from Forbes Travel Guide, the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings in the world.
Awards continue to roll in recognizing the exceptional accommodations and first-class restaurants at Turning Stone Resort Casino. The Lodge, the resort’s breathtakingly beautiful Adirondack-style all-suite hotel, has been named a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority of luxury travel, also named two of Turning Stone’s restaurants to its coveted list of new award winners for 2016. TS Steakhouse, the penthouse restaurant at the top of The Tower hotel, and Wildflowers, the intimate restaurant located inside The Lodge, both received Recommended Ratings from Forbes, noting they are excellent properties with consistently exceptional service and amenities. Turning Stone Resort Casino is the only property in Central New York to achieve Forbes Star Ratings.
“It is a tremendous honor to have The Lodge, TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers hailed among the most luxurious destinations in the world by Forbes Travel Guide,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “The awards we receive for Turning Stone are a testament to our hard working and dedicated employees and their passion to create the ultimate guest experience. We can have the most beautiful resort in the world, but without unparalleled guest service and a memorable experience, it’s just another hotel or restaurant.”
To determine the Star Award winners, Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties around the world and measure against more than 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing guests the insight to make better informed travel and leisure decisions.
“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”
To commemorate the prestigious Forbes Star Ratings, Turning Stone is planning celebratory events, special overnight packages, themed cocktails, and more. Additional details about the Forbes Star Award celebrations will be announced shortly.
Hosting more than 4.5 million visitors a year, Turning Stone is one of the top five tourist destinations in New York, offering world-class amenities including four hotels, 21 restaurants and dining options, two luxurious spas, 1,200 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, five pristine golf courses, legendary concerts and shows, and several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues.
To review the listing about The Lodge, TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers, and the full collection of Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners, visit: www.forbestravelguide.com/about/awardwinners.
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit
About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.