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Forbes Star Awards Go to CityGate Centre Amenities

Hotel Arista and Arista Spa & Salon are the only Illinois properties outside of Chicago to achieve 2022 Forbes Star Awards

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 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 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.”

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service.

“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 view the Star Award winners, visit and for a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

To explore Hotel Arista and Arista Spa & Salon, visit


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

About Hotel Arista and Arista Spa & Salon:

Hotel Arista is a modern luxury boutique hotel that anchors CityGate Centre, a Green campus located in Naperville at the I-88/Rte. 59 exchange that also is home to the headquarters of global investment firm Calamos Investments. Arista Spa & Salon, adjacent to Hotel Arista, offers an array of services and geographically exclusive, elite hair and body care product lines. Both are managed by CityGate Hospitality LLC.


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