News for the Hospitality Executive
Still No Michelin Three Star Restaurant in Los Angeles;
Las Vegas Garners
One Three-star Restaurant - Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand
Michelin Reveals 2009 Restaurant and Hotel Selections for Los Angeles and Las Vegas
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2008 - Michelin released today its hotel and restaurant selections for the second editions of the MICHELIN guide Los Angeles 2009 and the MICHELIN guide Las Vegas 2009.
Among restaurants receiving stars, Las Vegas again garnered one three-star restaurant, Joel Robuchon; three two-star restaurants and 13 one-star restaurants. Four restaurants in Los Angeles were awarded two Michelin stars, including Melisse, Spago, Urusawa, and new two-star restaurant Providence. Sixteen restaurants in Los Angeles were awarded one Michelin star. The complete listings for both guides are available at www.michelinguide.com.
The MICHELIN Guide Los Angeles 2009
For the first time, the MICHELIN guide Los Angeles 2009 also includes the Bib Gourmand category, featuring 26 restaurants serving a meal (two dishes and a glass of wine or dessert) for $40 or less. The restaurants awarded this distinction are identified by a red pictogram depicting the head of the Michelin Man. This guide also features 39 restaurants where you can eat for less than $25. These establishments are indicated by the coins pictogram.
While the MICHELIN guide is known around the world for its famous stars, these restaurants account for just ten percent of the selection. With more than 1.2 million copies sold in approximately 100 countries, the MICHELIN guide has always built its success on the diversity of its selection and especially on small establishments offering a high-quality dining experience at an affordable price, of which the best are included in the "Our inspectors' favorites for good value" category. Moreover, inclusion in the MICHELIN guide is, in itself, synonymous with quality, since only the best establishments in each comfort and price category are selected.
Also new for 2009, consumers will have the option to access the North American MICHELIN guide selections on their mobile phones through a licensing agreement with mobile content provider UBI UBI. The content for all four U.S. MICHELIN guides, which include New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, will be available by subscription beginning in October 2008. For more information, please visit www.ubiubi.mobi.
To ensure a consistent selection, the same five criteria are used for awarding stars in all countries: product quality, preparation and flavors, the cuisine's personality, value for money and consistency.
-- One star * means a very good restaurant in its category.
-- Two stars ** mean excellent cooking, worth a detour.
-- Three stars *** mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.
The presentation of each hotel and restaurant in the MICHELIN guide Los Angeles 2009 and MICHELIN guide Las Vegas 2009 includes a description of the atmosphere, interior decoration, chef's background, etc. These descriptions are intended solely to provide readers with additional information about the establishment.
Present in North America since late 2005, the MICHELIN guide now has four local editions: The MICHELIN guide New York City, now in its fourth edition, the third edition MICHELIN guide San Francisco, Bay Area & the Wine Country and the second edition of its two latest North American guides, the MICHELIN guide Los Angeles 2009 and the MICHELIN guide Las Vegas 2009.
In Europe, the collection currently comprises 21 MICHELIN guides, including English-language versions of the MICHELIN Guide France and the MICHELIN guide Paris. The MICHELIN guide's Asian editions include the MICHELIN guide Tokyo, and the MICHELIN guide Hong Kong & Macao debuting in December 2008.
Thanks to a rigorous selection process that is applied independently and consistently around the world, the MICHELIN guide has become an international benchmark in gourmet dining. The selection is made by anonymous, professional inspectors who are Michelin employees and is based on the same working methods in all countries.
Both the MICHELIN guide Los Angeles 2009 ($14.95) and the MICHELIN guide Las Vegas 2009 ($12.95) go on sale Tues., Oct. 21 Langenscheidt Publishing Group, premier publisher of map, travel, and language brands, is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Michelin Maps and Guides. For more information, please visit www.langenscheidt.com/michelin.
For more than a century, MICHELIN guides have helped travelers enjoy better mobility by offering qualified restaurant and hotel recommendations throughout Europe. Now representing 22 countries and three continents, the collection of 26 MICHELIN guides includes more than 45,000 addresses. Its team of highly trained inspectors visits establishments anonymously, applying Michelin's international standards for quality across many categories. In North America, the company has introduced MICHELIN guides for New York City and San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Michelin has also announced that it will introduce the MICHELIN guide to Hong Kong and Macao in December. For more information, visit www.michelinguide.com.
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|The MICHELIN Guide New York City 2009 Gives 3 Stars to Four Restaurants, 7 Restaurants Receive 2 Stars / October 2008|
|The 2008 Mobil Five-Stars Awarded to 41 Hotels and 17 Restaurants; Also 125 Hotels and 149 Restaurants Win Four-Star Award / January 2008|
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