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Florence Alabama Hotels

August 18, 2010 11:06 ET

360 Grille at Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa Wins Award of Excellence From Wine Spectator

Hotel's Phenomenal Wine List Draws Attention to Quality

FLORENCE, AL--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  The exceptional quality and exquisite service of the 360 Grille at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence, AL takes a bow before wine connoisseurs worldwide as the restaurant was recently tapped as recipient of the coveted Award of Excellence by the experts of Wine Spectator.

"I couldn't be happier about this recognition," said Einar Gudmundsson, director of food and beverage services at the 360 Grille. "Kristy Bevis, our maître d' has done a phenomenal job of selecting wines which truly belong on the list."

The Award of Excellence is presented to select restaurants that maintain a wine list of at least 100 well-chosen selections that are clearly presented and matched appropriately with the restaurant's cuisine. The 360 Grille offers fine American cuisine with unique culinary influences from around the world allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy fabulous flavors for a sensational dining experience.

"It has taken years to put together the selection that we offer," added Gudmundsson. "This award further exemplifies the quality of service and the standard that 360 Grille offers as a première dining establishment in North Alabama."

Not only does the 360 Grille offer sensuous menu entrees, but guests receive attentive service and breathtaking views of the beautiful Tennessee River Valley as they explore fine dining atop the Renaissance Tower at this unique revolving restaurant in Florence, AL. The measure of service and exceptional culinary quality presented at the 360 Grille sets the standard among fine dining establishments in The Shoals area and nearby restaurants in Sheffield, AL. The Marriott's 360 Grille is open for dinner Monday through Saturday when fine cuisine is served up to guests in a casual "dress jeans" atmosphere. Reservations may be made by contacting the restaurant at 1-256-246-3600.

The Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa is an easy choice among spas and resorts in Alabama as it stands elegantly amidst the rolling terrain of the Tennessee River Valley offering travelers and golf enthusiasts the finest of luxury accommodations, relaxing amenities and excellent access to The Shoals Golf Course on the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. A complete menu of indulging spa services are offered at the hotel's 6,000 square-foot European Spa at the Shoals, and duffers will rejoice in Robert Trent Jones golf packages designed to create the ultimate golfing experience along this world renowned golf trail.

About the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

The Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa offers gracious Southern hospitality and modern conveniences so guests can relax and indulge in a vacation or travel experience to be remembered. For those planning business or social events, the hotel offers 30,000 square feet of flexible event space including The Shoals Ballroom which has a seating capacity of 1,200. On-site exhibition space is available, as well as the services professional event planners and full-service caterers.