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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – Falling Rock Named One of the World’s
Most Luxurious Hotels by Forbes Travel Guide

ATLANTA — (October 3, 2018) – Forbes Travel Guide today released its inaugural Verified Lists, naming Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort among the 58 Most Luxurious Hotels in the World. Falling Rock will be showcased with all the other winners on

At Nemacolin’s Falling Rock you’ll quickly discover that food and service are at the heart of everything we do. Upon arrival you’ll have two-thousand acres of pristine, private property to explore, Five-Star award-winning Forbes-celebrated accommodations and dining with 36 tremendous holes of championship Pete Dye golf. The internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa and Holistic Healing Center offer wellness retreats, seminars and custom therapies. Our shooting and golf academies have the best equipment to teach and improve your abilities, while our private Orvis endorsed fly fishing streams provide the relaxation you desire. Our wildlife preserve brings animals from all corners of the world. We are blessed with uncommon indoor and outdoor spaces filled with art and sculpture along with private dining options beyond imagination. More importantly, over 1,000 dedicated hospitality associates with a spirit to serve anticipate your needs.

“We are honored to be part of this prestigious, inaugural verified list of the world’s most luxurious hotels” said Jeff Kmiec, Chief Operating Officer for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Kmiec went on to say: “On behalf of our owner, Maggie Hardy Magerko, Kory Young, General Manager of Falling Rock and over 1,000 associates who put their heart and soul into creating lifelong memories for our guests we thank you for this accolade.”

Forbes Travel Guide’s 2018 Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors, who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards, used to determine annual the guide’s Star Ratings, which were announced in February. The Most Luxurious winners are the top performers in the specific standards that reflect detailed attention to the level of sumptuous comfort, as well as luxurious choices and conveniences afforded to guests.

Fifty-eight hotels in 17 countries earned the coveted designation, representing the top 6 percent of 1,017 Star Rated hotels in performance on standards related to luxury. And 30 spas in six countries won awards, out of 269 Star Rated spas worldwide.

“We are pleased to recognize the 2018 Most Luxurious Hotels and Spas in our debut Verified Lists,” said Amanda Frasier, Forbes Travel Guide’s Executive Vice President - Ratings.

“In a time when so many properties claim to be luxurious, the word has become ubiquitous. Forbes Travel Guide’s Verified Lists give guests an objective, data-driven source for making informed choices,” Frasier said. “These illustrious properties have been thoroughly tested and verified to ensure that they deliver luxury at every turn. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties on our Verified Lists.”

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About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit

Tucked in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a four-season playground nestled within 2,000 acres. Nemacolin offers diverse lodging options, including the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel; an impressive assortment of dining outlets, including the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec; and an art collection of various mediums. The adventurer may choose from a range of activities: Pete Dye-designed golf, fly-fishing or off-road driving. The Zen-seeker may find serenity in the Woodlands Spa or balance at the Holistic Healing Center. Nemacolin also boasts 32,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events, making this resort the ideal choice for everything from weddings to corporate retreats. For more information, please visit



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