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Luxury cred: Houston lands its first four-star spa on prestigious Top 500 world travel rankings

Luxury cred: Houston lands its first four-star spa on prestigious Top 500 world travel rankings

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After the Michelin stars, the Forbes Travel Guide listings (formerly known as the Mobil Travel Guide) might be the most prestigious accolade in the service industry.

With just over 500 hotels, restaurants and spas around the world earning four- or five-star designations, the list of esteemed properties in Texas is short, but this year it's gotten a little longer.

For the first time, Houston has a Forbes Travel Guide listed spa: Trellis, the Spa at the Houstonian, has been awarded four stars in the just-released 2012 edition.

Trellis is one of only five listed spas in Texas, and it joins Quattro, Houston's only four-star restaurant and H-Town's four star hotels: the Four Seasons Hotel, Hotel Granduca and the St. Regis.

The Inn at Dos Brisas, located an hour from Houston in tiny Washington remains the only restaurant in Texas to earn a Forbes Travel Guide five-star rating — it's actually the only five-star property of any kind in the state.