Above / Find Hotel Arista, the tallest building in Naperville, located on the city’s northwest side at CityGate Centre, a Green campus at the I-88/Rte. 59 exchange.
Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, this week announced its 2022 Star Awards. Naperville’s modern luxury boutique, Hotel Arista, earned a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended award, and its Arista Spa & Salon received a Four Star award. They are showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com. The Naperville hotel and spa were the only Illinois properties recognized outside of the City of Chicago.
In addition to its traditional criteria ranging from cleanliness to luxury amenities, FTG Star Awards included sustainability criteria for hotels, first introduced in 2021, and for spas introduced this year. While the system does not give a sustainability rating, the 25 sustainability standards for hotels and six for spas factor in the presentation of its Star Awards.
“Today’s discerning traveler is seeking luxury, but they also care about the impact of their travel on the community,” said Hotel Arista General Manager Ryan Kingston. “We are pleased that Forbes recognizes not only a luxury experience for travelers, but also our sustainability efforts.”
Forbes Magazine reported in 2021 that 70 percent of travelers said sustainability enhances their vacation experience, and 82 percent indicated the Covid-19 pandemic made them want to travel more sustainably in the future.
Hotel Arista anchors the pristine CityGate Centre neighborhood in northwest Naperville. This 144-room boutique offers an array of business and social event spaces and, as the tallest building in Naperville, exceptional views from its 12th floor terrace. In addition to its Forbes recommendation, it is the only AAA Four Diamond hotel in Naperville.
Beyond its modern, luxurious amenities, Hotel Arista was the first hotel in Illinois to be LEED certified and has maintained GreenSeal™ certification for more than a decade.
Arista Spa & Salon
Arista Spa & Salon is known for combining ancient inspiration and modern technology. Its services have been crafted to meet the needs of both men and women, and it offers an inspiring couples’ room, allowing guests to experience complete relaxation with their special someone. It also carries a number of eco-friendly, geographically exclusive product lines.
“As an anchor location in a Green community, Hotel Arista proudly offers a modern luxury experience while adhering to environmental best practices,” Kingston said. “We strive to provide the best experience for our guests and are honored that our team’s efforts draws this prestigious recognition.”
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“Travel has come back strongly, and the resilient hospitality industry is creatively rallying to accommodate the increased occupancy demand for most regions,” says Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “While the industry faces some lingering issues, the 2022 award winners proved ready for those challenges and more, demonstrating the best that luxury hospitality has to offer.”
To explore Hotel Arista and Arista Spa & Salon, visit www.hotelarista.com.
Story and photos submitted by CityGate Hospitality LLC.