Includes 68 Properties with Three- Four- and Five-Stars
The Spa Montage at Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, Calif.
the Country's Only Mobil Five Star Spa
|IRVING, Texas - April 20, 2005 -- Mobil Travel Guide today announced
its 2005 America's Best Hotel and Resort Spas, including the first spa
property to achieve the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award. The Spa Montage
at Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., has been identified as the country's
number one spa according to the undercover inspectors at Mobil Travel Guide.
It joins the elite group of 31 Mobil Five-Star hotels and 14 Mobil Five
"In our second year of rating hotel and resort spas, we are extremely pleased to honor the first Mobil Five-Star winner, Spa Montage," said Kenneth P. Cohen, vice president, public affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation. "We are also delighted to highlight the additional 68 spas achieving 2005 star ratings."
"The spas awarded today are committed to service and have dedicated themselves to providing their guests with more than just luxurious facilities -- they provide the consumer with an oasis of calm in a fast-paced world," Cohen added.
Each of the featured spas underwent rigorous inspections similar to the process that Mobil Travel Guide has been applying to lodgings and restaurants for more than four decades. Using objective standards created to mirror the average traveler's needs and expectations, inspectors traveled to properties across the country, conducting visits without the properties' knowledge. From making reservations to selecting treatments, inspectors used the same set of standards, evaluating 450 different attributes of their experience. General evaluation criteria for each Mobil star rating level can be found at www.mobiltravelguide.com.
According to the International Spa Association's 2004 report, the spa industry is hotter than ever. In 2003, over 36 million people visited a hotel and resort spa, and hotel and resort spa revenue represented 41 percent of the total industry revenue of $11 billion.
Mobil Travel Guide is pleased to present its collection of America's Best Hotel and Resort Spas:
MOBIL FIVE-STAR AWARD WINNER
MOBIL FOUR-STAR AWARD WINNERS
MOBIL THREE-STAR AWARD WINNERS
About Mobil Travel Guide
Mobil Travel Guide publishes more than 30 guidebooks and atlases covering the US and Canada, including our Regional Travel Planners, NASCAR Travel Planner, the Where To Eat series, On the Road with your Pet, the America's Byway Series, America's Best Hotel & Resort Spas, and America's Best Hotels and Restaurants.
Mobil Travel Guide is operated by EMTG, LLC. As originator of the authoritative and highly respected Star Rating program, Mobil Travel Guide has been committed to identifying and celebrating travel and hospitality excellence in North America since 1958.
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|Also See:||Montage Hotels & Resorts, a Newly Formed Luxury Hotel Operating Company, Set to Open the Company's Namesake and Flagship - The Montage Resort & Spa / Jan 2003|
|Montage Founder, Alan J. Fuerstman Sees Big Things for Laguna Colony Luxury Hotel, Acquired from Marriott International for $190 million / Sandi Cain / July 2002|