LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Forbes Travel Guide announced its 55 th annual listing of Five-Star hospitality establishments and named the Tower Suites and spas at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, and the hotels and spas at Wynn Macau and Encore Macau, to the prestigious and rigorous ratings list. Forbes Travel Guide's Star rating designations are the gold standard for hospitality excellence. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/LA66628-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/LA66628-b) Collectively, Wynn Resorts has 40 stars among their Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award winning properties, more than any other independent hotel company in the world. "The Forbes Five-Stars are generally regarded as the most prestigious and stringent of all hotel and resort rating institutions," said Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn resorts. "Our new awards at Encore Macau, Five-Stars in both the spa and hotel, and the latest Five-Stars for both the spa and hotel at Wynn Macau, create a clean sweep for our Macau hotels. Our ongoing Five- Stars for both the spas and hotels at Encore Las Vegas and Wynn Las Vegas afford us the honor of holding more Forbes Stars than any other independent resort company in the world." Wynn continued, "We are, of course, thrilled at this wonderful distinction. Yet, we recognize and covet the most important of all ratings — the satisfaction of each guest at each of our hotels every day." Encore Macau, Wynn Macau's sister resort, debuted on the distinguished list this year and earned Five-Star awards for its hotel and spa. Wynn Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau were also bestowed Five-Star awards again this year. Wynn and Encore Macau were two of five casino resorts to receive Five-Stars in Macau. The Tower Suites at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas continue to earn accolades and have once again earned Forbes Five-Star Awards. Additionally, the spas at Wynn and Encore were honored this year and are among only four spas in Las Vegas to be recognized with Forbes Five-Star awards. "The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world's finest hotels, restaurants and spas," said Michael Cascone, President and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. "By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities." For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com/about/ratings. About Wynn Resorts: Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn and Encore Las Vegas ( www.wynnlasvegas.com) and Wynn Macau ( www.wynnmacau.com). Wynn and Encore Las Vegas feature two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,750 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas, approximately 186,000 square feet of casino space, 32 food and beverage outlets featuring signature chefs, two award-winning spas, an on-site 18-hole golf course, meeting space, a Ferrari and Maserati dealership, approximately 94,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms; three nightclubs and a beach club.