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The 2007 Mobil Five-Stars Awarded to 37 Hotels and 16 Restaurants; 
Also 117 Hotels and 145 Restaurants Win Four-Star Award
November 9, 2006 - Mobil Travel Guide, originator of the Mobil Five-Star ratings program and certifications, today unveiled its list of Mobil Four- and Five-Star hotels and restaurants for 2007. For the first time in Mobil Travel Guide's 49 years of evaluating hotels and restaurants, a Las Vegas hotel, The Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas, earned a Mobil Five-Star rating. Four other hotels and three restaurants also are new additions to the Mobil Five-Star category. 

"Mobil Travel Guide's rating process minimizes subjectivity, enabling us to provide expert, objective guidance that travelers can trust," said Shane O'Flaherty, Vice President of Quality Assurance for Mobil Travel Guide. "Because our process is the most stringent on the market today, the results - the 53 Mobil Star-rated properties we recognize today - are rightfully in a class of their own."

In addition to The Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas, new members of the Mobil Five-Star hotel list are St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach (Dana Point, California); Mandarin Oriental, New York; St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco; The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, the first Mobil Five-Star hotel in Tennessee.

Newcomers to the Mobil Five-Star restaurant category are Alinea (Chicago), Alex (Las Vegas), and Joel Robuchon at The Mansion (Las Vegas).

Six hotels and thirteen restaurants are making first-time appearances on the Mobil Four-Star list, which honors properties with outstanding service in all areas of the dining and lodging experience.

Mobil Travel Guide's proprietary ratings process is based on more than 750 standardized criteria for hotels and more than 250 for restaurants, making it the most rigorous and comprehensive in the industry. The process begins with a facility inspection that considers every aspect of the property, including its overall cleanliness, condition and location. To achieve Mobil Four- and Five-Star status, properties must then meet or exceed Mobil's bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Mobil Travel Guide's expert inspectors. The service evaluation focuses on the myriad of details that combine to create the "overall guest experience," such as whether the inspector was greeted by a valet within sixty seconds upon arriving at a hotel or offered a beverage within sixty seconds after being seated at a restaurant.

In conjunction with today's announcement, Mobil Travel Guide's website ( has been re-launched to simplify and enhance online travel research and planning for consumers. HowStuffWorks, Mobil Travel Guide's exclusive online publisher, introduced new features and a streamlined interface on the site, giving users easy access to expert inspector reviews and consumers' opinions of thousands of hotels, restaurants, and spas, as well as comprehensive destination guides for popular cities in the United States and Canada.

Mobil Five-Star Hotels (37):

California - Beverly Hills:

Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Peninsula Beverly Hills

California - Dana Point:
The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa

California - Los Angeles:
Hotel Bel-Air

California - Oakhurst:
Chateau du Sureau

California - San Francisco:
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Colorado - Aspen:
The Little Nell

Colorado - Colorado Springs:
The Broadmoor

Connecticut - Washington:
The Mayflower Inn

District of Columbia - Washington:
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

Florida - Manalapan:
The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Florida - Naples:
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Florida - Palm Beach:
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

Georgia - Atlanta:
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Georgia - St. Simons Island:
The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club

Hawaii - Wailea:
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Illinois - Chicago:
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago
The Ritz-Carlton, A Four Seasons Hotel

Massachusetts - Boston:
Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Massachusetts - Lenox:

Nevada - Las Vegas:
The Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas

New York - New York:
Four Seasons Hotel New York
Mandarin Oriental, New York
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
The St. Regis

New York - Saranac Lake:
The Point

North Carolina - Pittsboro:
The Fearrington House Country Inn

South Carolina - Summerville:
Woodlands Resort & Inn

Tennessee - Nashville:
The Hermitage Hotel

Texas - Dallas:
The Mansion On Turtle Creek

Vermont - Barnard:
Twin Farms

Virginia - Richmond:
The Jefferson Hotel

Virginia - Washington:
The Inn at Little Washington

Five-Star Restaurants (16):

California - San Francisco:
The Dining Room

California - Yountville:
The French Laundry

Georgia - Atlanta:
The Dining Room

Illinois - Chicago:
Charlie Trotter's

Maine - Kennebunkport:
The White Barn Inn Restaurant

Nevada - Las Vegas:
Joel Robuchon at the Mansion

New York - New York:
Alain Ducasse
Jean Georges
per se

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia:
Le Bec-Fin

South Carolina - Summerville:
The Dining Room at Woodlands

Virginia - Washington:
The Inn at Little Washington

2007 Mobil Four-Star Hotels (117):
2007 Mobil Five-Star Restaurants (145):


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa, Carefree
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale
The Phoenician, Scottsdale
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, Phoenix

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Acacia, Scottsdale
Mary Elaine's, Scottsdale
Ventana Room, Tucson
Vu, Scottsdale


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Bacara Resort and Spa, Santa Barbara
Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley
Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga
Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, East Palo Alto
Four Seasons Resort Aviara, North San Diego, Carlsbad
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach
The Inn on Mount Ada, Avalon
The Island Hotel, Newport Beach
The Lodge at CordeValle, San Martin
The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla
Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, San Francisco
Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena
Montage Resort and Spa, Laguna Beach
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe
The Regent Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay
The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa, Pasadena
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Niguel

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Aqua, San Francisco
Auberge du Soleil, St. Helena
The Belvedere, Beverly Hills
Campton Place Dining Room, San Francisco
Cyrus, Healdsburg
Erna's Elderberry House, Oakhurst
Fleur De Lys, San Francisco
Gary Danko, San Francisco
La Folie, San Francisco
Laurel, San Diego
L'Orangerie, Los Angeles
Manresa, Los Gatos
Masa's, San Francisco
Melisse, Santa Monica
Ortolan, Los Angeles
Patina, Los Angeles
The Restaurant at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Sierra Mar Restaurant, Big Sur
Sona, Los Angeles
Stonehill Tavern, Dana Point
Terra, St. Helena
The Village Pub, Woodside


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Brown Palace Hotel, Denver
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Avon
St. Regis Resort Aspen, Aspen

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Flagstaff House Restaurant, Boulder
Mirabelle at Beaver Creek, Vail
Montagna, Aspen
Penrose Room, Colorado Springs
Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Denver


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Hay-Adams, Washington, D.C.
Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
CityZen, Washington, D.C.
Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, D.C.
Palena, Washington, D.C.


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach
Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Miami
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach
Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Miami
The Peabody Orlando, Orlando
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Coconut Grove
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Key Biscayne
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Sarasota
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Miami Beach
The Setai, Miami Beach
Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, Sunny Isles

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Azul, Miami
Blue Door, Miami Beach
Café Boulud, Palm Beach
The Dining Room, Naples
La Palme d'Or, Coral Gables
L'Escalier, Palm Beach
Matthew's, Jacksonville
Norman's, Coral Gables
Norman's, Orlando
The Restaurant, Palm Beach
Salt: The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Vernona Restaurant, Sarasota
Victoria and Albert's, Lake Buena Vista
Wish, Miami Beach


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Bacchanalia, Atlanta
Park 75 at the Four Seasons, Atlanta


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, Kona, Hawaii
Halekulani, Honolulu, Oahu
The Kahala Hotel and Resort, Honolulu, Oahu
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Chef Mavro, Honolulu, Oahu
Gerard's, Lahaina, Maui
La Mer, Honolulu, Oahu
Spago, Wailea, Maui


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
Park Hyatt Chicago, Chicago
Mobil Five-Star Restaurants

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Ambria, Chicago
Avenues, Chicago
Crofton on Wells, Chicago
The Dining Room, Chicago
Everest, Chicago
Les Nomades, Chicago
Seasons, Chicago
Spring, Chicago
Tru, Chicago


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Bayona, New Orleans
Emeril's Restaurant, New Orleans
The New Orleans Grill, New Orleans
La Provence, Lacombe


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
The White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston
Charlotte Inn, Martha's Vineyard
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, Boston
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Boston
The Wauwinet, Nantucket
XV Beacon, Boston

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Aujourd'hui, Boston
Clio, Boston
Hamersley's Bistro, Boston
L'Espalier, Boston
Meritage, Boston
No. 9 Park, Boston
Twenty-Eight Atlantic, Chatham


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
The Lark, West Bloomfield
Tapawingo, Charlevoix


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, Clayton

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
The American Restaurant, Kansas City
Tony's, St. Louis


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Bellagio Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, Las Vegas
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, Henderson
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Aureole, Las Vegas
Bradley Ogden, Las Vegas
Michael Mina, Las Vegas
Mix - Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Picasso, Las Vegas


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe

Mobil Four-Star Restaurant
Geronimo, Santa Fe


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Carlyle, New York
The Lowell, New York
The Mercer, New York
The New York Palace, New York
The Peninsula New York, New York
The Pierre New York, New York
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, New York
Trump International Hotel and Tower, New York

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Asiate, New York
Atelier, New York
Aureole, New York
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills
Bouley, New York
Daniel, New York
Danube, New York
The Four Seasons Restaurant, New York
Gilt, New York
Gotham Bar and Grill, New York
Gramercy Tavern, New York
Kai, New York
La Grenouille, New York
Le Bernardin, New York
March, New York
Picholine, New York
Sugiyama, New York


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst
Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville
Richmond Hill Inn, Asheville

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Carolina Crossroads, Chapel Hill
The Fearrington House Restaurant, Pittsboro


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, Cleveland
The Cincinnatian Hotel, Cincinnati

Mobil Four-Star Restaurant
Jean-Robert at Pigall's, Cincinnati


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, Philadelphia
The Hotel Hershey, Hershey
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Philadelphia
Striped Bass, Philadelphia


Mobil Four-Star Restaurant
Mill's Tavern, Providence


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Charleston Place, Charleston
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Charleston Grill, Charleston
Peninsula Grill, Charleston
Ocean Room at The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
Blackberry Farm, Maryville

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Chez Philippe, Memphis
The Capitol Grille, Nashville


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Hotel Austin, Austin
Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Houston
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Irving
St. Regis Hotel, Houston, Houston
Watermark Hotel and Spa, San Antonio

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Abacus, Dallas
Café at the Four Seasons, Austin
The French Room, Dallas
Le Reve, San Antonio
Nana, Dallas
Quattro, Houston
Restaurant at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas
Stephan Pyles, Dallas


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City
Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City

Mobil Four-Star Restaurant
Riverhorse on Main, Park City


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington
The Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner, McLean
Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg

Mobil Five-Star Restaurant
The Inn at Little Washington, Washington
Mobil Four-Star Restaurant
Maestro, McLean


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
The Georgian, Seattle
The Herbfarm, Woodinville
Lampreia, Seattle
Rover's, Seattle


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

Mobil Four-Star Restaurant
The Tavern Room, White Sulphur Springs


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The American Club, Kohler
Canoe Bay, Rice Lake


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Amangani, Jackson Hole
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole


Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Banffshire Club, Banff
Post Hotel Dining Room, Lake Louise


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Aerie Resort, Malahat
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver
Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Whistler
Hastings House, Salt Spring Island
The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, Vancouver
Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
The Aerie Dining Room, Malahat
Bishop's, Vancouver
La Belle Auberge, Ladner
Lumiere, Vancouver
Restaurant Matisse, Victoria
West, Vancouver


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
Kingsbrae Arms, St. Andrews


Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Toronto
Park Hyatt Toronto, Toronto

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Canoe, Toronto
Chiado, Toronto
The Fifth, Toronto
North 44 Degrees, Toronto
Scaramouche, Toronto
Splendido, Toronto
Truffles, Toronto


Mobil Four-Star Lodging
Hotel Le St. James, Montreal

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
L'Eau a la Bouche, Ste. Adele
Laurie Raphael, Quebec City
Toque!, Montreal


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Lauren Kerr
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Also See: The 2006 Mobil Five-Stars Awarded to 32 Hotels and 14 Restaurants; Also 119 Hotels and 140 Restaurants Win Four-Star Award / October 2005
The Mobil Travel Guide 2004 Mobil Five-Star Awards; 30 Hotels, 13 Restaurants / Also 138 Hotels and 167 Restaurants Win Four-Star Award / October 2003
Mobil's 2005 America's Best Hotel and Resort Spas 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 / April 2005

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