SOURCE: Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Bardessono Hotel & Spa

April 24, 2013 10:00 ET

Bardessono Hotel & Spa Named Four-Star Hotel, LUCY Restaurant & Bar Named Four-Star Restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide

All Winners Showcased on Forbes Travel Guide Website Startle.com

YOUNTVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide, and named both Bardessono Hotel & Spa and LUCY Restaurant & Bar as part of this list. Bardessono Hotel & Spa and LUCY Restaurant & Bar will be showcased with all of the 2013 award winners on Startle.com, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide. Forbes Travel Guide's Five-Star and Four-Star ratings designations, which since the company's founding in 1958 as Mobil Travel Guide, have been the gold standard for hospitality excellence.

Bardessono Hotel & Spa was built with the intention of creating a hotel that provides guests with a luxurious experience while simultaneously protecting the environment. This award further asserts Bardessono's unparalleled commitment to providing superior and memorable customer service for every guest.

"We challenged ourselves in the development of Bardessono to marry sustainability and luxury. To see our efforts so nicely recognized with first, LEED Platinum certification, and now of even greater significance, this ranking among the best hotels in the world is really gratifying. We sincerely thank Forbes Travel Guide," says General Manager Jim Treadway.

"The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world's finest hotels, restaurants and spas," said Michael Cascone, President and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. "By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities."

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com/about/ratings

To view the complete list of 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners, visit www.startle.com/forbes-travel-guide-star-award-winners/2013-star-award-winners

About BARDESSONO
Bardessono opened in February 2009 with 62 guest rooms in Yountville, California, the heart of the Napa Valley. The hotel boasts LUCY Restaurant & Bar with its own on-site, CCOF (California Certified Organic Farming) culinary garden, and a full service spa as well as personalized spa treatment areas in each of its guest rooms. We pledge to care for an uncommon set of priorities: for the environment, for each other, for our guests, for the property and for the community nearby. Together, these priorities represent a vision for unprecedented and attentive service. www.bardessono.com

About Benchmark Hospitality International™
Benchmark Hospitality International™ is a recognized global leader in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers. The company's two distinctive portfolios of properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels™ and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels™, represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality in unique destinations across the United States, in the Caribbean and Japan. As a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers, Benchmark Conference Centers™ maintain the highest standards for certification in meeting excellence. Benchmark Hospitality was launched in 1980 as an independent company and today operates worldwide from offices in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and regional offices in New Jersey, Washington State, Japan and Chile. For additional company information visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com.

About Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels™
Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels™ include unique hand-picked properties in spectacular U.S. destinations coast to coast. Each hotel and resort delivers personal luxury in a spirit true to its own distinctive locale, yet in keeping with the collection's shared mission. They represent a select portfolio of Benchmark Hospitality International™ which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for over 30 years. Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over predictability. With Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels, luxury is always personal. www.personalluxuryresortsandhotels.com

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