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Asia's best hotels: 7 newcomers join Forbes' most exclusive list

2021 winners teased early to whet appetite for post-pandemic getaways

Seven hotels in Asia were newly awarded five stars by Forbes Travel Guide, which released some of this year's winners early to stoke travelers' excitement for post-quarantine tourism. (Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing Beijing)

NEW YORK -- Seven hotels in Asia have snagged their first five-star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide as the region's hospitality industry looks ahead to better times after COVID-19 is under control.

Thursday's sneak peek at the 2021 list included four five-star newcomers from Tokyo, one from Beijing and two from Bali. Asia accounted for more than a quarter of the 83 hotels worldwide receiving five-star ratings on the new list.

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