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RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. (March 22, 2023) - Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, a premier resort, casino and entertainment destination in the Coachella Valley, has earned two Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star awards and one prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award. Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.

This is the fourth consecutive year Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage has earned these well-respected designations, which is showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com. 

Receiving a fourth consecutive Forbes Five-Star rating is Sunstone Spa, a holistically indulgent full-service spa and salon in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

It one of only two casino property Five-Star spas in California and one of only 119 Five-Star spas worldwide. Sunstone Spa is known for its exceptional service and luxurious treatments and amenities, with a unique emphasis on grounding and salt therapy. The Forbes Four-Star Awards were awarded again to Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage for its world-class resort hotel and signature restaurant, The Steakhouse. Both the hotel and The Steakhouse provide best-in-class guest service and are the epitome of luxury. The Steakhouse is the only Forbes Four-Star rated restaurant in the Coachella Valley and is one of only 113 in world. 

“I am proud of our team at Agua Caliente Casinos for earning multiple Forbes Travel Guide awards for four consecutive years, a designation in the hospitality industry that is not easy to achieve, much less maintain,” said Saverio Scheri, Chief Operating Officer at Agua Caliente Casinos. “The steadfast commitment our Team Members show each day to providing luxurious, unforgettable experiences shine through these ratings, and we are looking forward to continuing being a premier resort, gaming, entertainment, and dining destination in the Coachella Valley and beyond.” 

Each destination must meet strict Forbes Travel Guide criteria to be considered as a rated property. Forbes’ team of professional inspectors assess hotels, restaurants and spas around the world based on 900 objective standards. Visiting as anonymous guests, inspectors rate based off the quality of service and on the facility. According to the website, a Five-Star award acknowledges “outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities,” while Four-Star properties are “exceptional properties, offering high levels of service and quality of facility to match.” 

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is a desert oasis located less than 20 minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport. It offers superlative amenities, first-class service, and an attention to detail that is distinctive to the Agua Caliente Casinos brand. With accolades including the AAA Four Diamond award to the Best Casino Outside Las Vegas award, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage prides itself on providing extraordinary experiences and service that is not soon forgotten.   

For more information on Agua Caliente Casinos, visit www.aguacalientecasinos.com or call 888.999.1995.  

About Forbes Travel Guide 

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit ForbesTravelGuide.com. 


Agua Caliente Casinos are located in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Cathedral City, CA. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the only property in California that has been awarded the Forbes Four-Star rating for three different property venues, with Sunstone Spa earning the Forbes Five-Star award, 2021-2023, the only spa in California to earn this distinction. The Sunstone Spa also ranked in the top spas in the U.S. and number one in California by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas 2022; The Steakhouse is a consecutive winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2007; and the hotel achieved Forbes Four-Star status.  

Collectively, the three properties offer a 16-story, 340-room hotel with resort-style pools and cabanas, three entertainment venues, Pívat Cigar Lounge, a premier cigar lounge offering live table games and slot machines, 13 diverse dining options, an award-winning, full-service luxury spa and salon, meeting and event venues, and Agua Caliente Fuel, an expansive fuel station with 750 square feet of gaming machines, a drive-through coffee shop Java Caliente, and competitive gas prices. Agua Caliente is also home to two nearby championship golf courses: Indian Canyons North and South. 

Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also a AAA Four Diamond property and was ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards. For more information on Agua Caliente Casinos, visit www.aguacalientecasinos.com or join the conversation on Instagram @aguacalientecasinos.