24 Relais & Chateaux Properties Awarded Five Stars By Forbes Travel Guide

Ten Hotels and Fourteen Restaurant Members in North America Recognized with the Prestigious Award

Jan 24, 2014, 09:00 ET from Relais & Chateaux

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Relais & Chateaux members throughout the United States have been awarded one of the highest honors in the hospitality industry - Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award. Auberge du Soleil, Aubergine, the restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel, Del Posto, Ranch at Rock Creek, and Rancho Valencia are the newest recipients of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award.

"Relais & Chateaux is proud of its fine hotels and gourmet restaurant members being recognized with this prestigious award," said Patrick O'Connell, President of Relais & Chateaux North America. "This award is a tribute to the ongoing commitment by our members to go above and beyond in delivering one-of-a-kind travel experiences for our guests."

Relais & Chateaux Hotels Receiving the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award:

Relais & Chateaux Restaurants Receiving the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award:

Delivering guests the best in class in luxury hospitality, Relais & Chateaux members will be showcased with all of the 2014 award winners on ForbesTravelGuide.com. This is the latest installment to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.

"Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer," said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide. "We're proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list."

Established over half a century ago, Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality since 1954. For more information, visit www.relaischateaux.com.

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.

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