Announcing the official 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Rating list, The Villas at AYANA Resort BALI is named among the world’s newest five-star winners to receive this exclusive distinction.Regarded as an unmatched benchmark in the hospitality industry since 1958, Forbes winners are evaluated against over 800 objective criteria with an emphasis on service. This year were 59th annual winners in 42 countries and 125 plus destinations. Forbes Travel Guide professional inspectors visit each hotel and prepare an in-depth hotel inspection that spans two nights and three days.Completely anonymous at all times, each inspection is carried out to achieve the same level of service and amenities that the average guest would expect. Forbes’ inspector describes The Villas at AYANA Resort BALI as tranquil and private, creating a feeling one would expect from being in one of Bali’s most remote locations.“Expect to get the royal treatment,” says Forbes. “Each villa comes with a private butler who is certified by the Guild of Professional Butlers UK, the same organisation that trains them for British royalty… For a fun indulgence, have a floating breakfast in your own private pool.”Additional resort highlights mentioned by Forbes include guaranteed sunset reservations for villa guests at Rock Bar BALI, the picnic experience at Kubu white sand beach, and private buggy service to whisk guests around the resort whenever they need.The Villas at AYANA Resort BALI is one of only 22 resorts to have obtained the five-star award this year; joining an elite group of only 175 resorts in the entire world who hold this acclaimed award, and only three properties in Indonesia.“I am beyond delighted,” commented Resort General Manager Clive Edwards. “To receive the five-star award for The Villas at AYANA Resort BALI on our first application is an incredible achievement. It is wonderful to see our continued investment in our resort facilities, coupled with pioneering hospitality services, acknowledged withsuch a prestigious award. On behalf of myself and our 1400 team members, we would like to thank our guests for their unwavering support and Forbes for this wonderful recognition.”Edwards will be attending the official Forbes Travel Guide awards ceremony in New York on 1 March 2018.For more information about The Villas at AYANA Resort BALI, AYANA Resort andSpa BALI and all Forbes Travel Guide winners, click here.