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October 26, 2005 06:00 ET

Mobil Travel Guide Announces The 2006 Mobil Four- and Five-Star Award Winners; 32 Lodgings & 15 Restaurants Achieve Mobil Five-Star Rating

IRVING, Texas--(CCNMatthews - Oct 26, 2005) -

Mobil Travel Guide, developer of the authoritative Mobil star rating program for lodgings, spas and restaurants, today announced the 2006 recipients of the Mobil Four- and Five-Star Awards in the lodging and restaurant categories.

Thirty-two (32) lodgings and fifteen (15) restaurants have been awarded the coveted Mobil Five-Star rating. In addition, 119 lodgings and 140 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada have received the highly regarded Mobil Four-Star rating.

"We commend these outstanding hotels and restaurants, each of which demonstrates a commitment to superlative service," said Kenneth P. Cohen, Vice President, Public Affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation. "An ongoing pursuit of hospitality excellence distinguishes these award-winning hotels and restaurants as true Four- and Five-Star properties."

Announcing the Winners

In the lodging category, Mobil Travel Guide is pleased to introduce the only new Mobil Five-Star hotel in 2005: the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C. The property joins thirty-one superlative 2006 Mobil Five-Star lodgings.

On the restaurant side, Mobil Travel Guide welcomes three new properties to the Five-Star list: per se in New York, New York; White Barn Inn Restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine; and Bastide in Los Angeles, California.

"The Mobil Five-Star Award indicates that a dining or lodging experience is one of the best in the country," said Shane O'Flaherty, Vice President of Quality Assurance, Mobil Travel Guide. "These properties consistently provide an unparalleled level of service and quality that distinguishes them from their peers."

Also highly regarded is the Mobil Four-Star Award, which honors hotels and restaurants for providing luxurious accommodations with outstanding service in all areas of the dining and lodging experience. The newest additions to the lodgings list include:



The Setai, South Beach, Fla.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island, S.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.
The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, Tenn.
Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.
Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Whistler, B.C.

The newest additions to the restaurant list include:

CityZen, Washington, D.C.
Mix - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.
Blue Hills at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
Jean-Robert at Pigall's, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Capitol Grill, Nashville, Tenn.
Nana, Dallas, Texas
Ocean Room at The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island, S.C.



General evaluation criteria for each Mobil star rating level can be found at www.mobiltravelguide.com.

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's online Road Trip Planner at www.mobiltravelguide.com offers online customized vacation planning and hotel reservations. When it comes to travel, Mobil Travel Guide provides consumers with recommendations they can trust.

As originator of the authoritative and highly respected Star Rating program, Mobil Travel Guide has been committed to identifying and celebrating travel/hospitality excellence in North America since 1958.



2006 Mobil Travel Guide Four- and Five-Star Award Winners
Mobil Five-Stars (32 Lodgings; 15 Restaurants)
Mobil Four-Stars (119 Lodgings; 140 Restaurants)

ARIZONA

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
Vu, Scottsdale
Mary Elaine's, Scottsdale
The Ventana Room, Tucson

CALIFORNIA

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Chateau du Sureau, Oakhurst
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, San Francisco

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

Mobil Five-Star Restaurants
Bastide, Los Angeles
The French Laundry, Yountville
Gary Danko, San Francisco
The Dining Room, San Francisco

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Aqua, San Francisco
Auberge du Soleil, St. Helena
The Belvedere, Beverly Hills
Campton Place Dining Room, San Francisco
Diaghilev, West Hollywood
Erna's Elderberry House, Oakhurst
Fifth Floor, San Francisco
Fleur De Lys, San Francisco
The Restaurant at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
La Folie, San Francisco
Laurel, San Diego
L'Orangerie, Los Angeles
Masa's, San Francisco
Melisse, Santa Monica
Patina, Los Angeles
Sierra Mar Restaurant, Big Sur
Terra, St. Helena
The Village Pub, Woodside

COLORADO

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
The Little Nell, Aspen

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

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

CONNECTICUT

Mobil Five-Star Lodging
The Mayflower Inn, Washington

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Thomas Henkelmann, Greenwich

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Mobil Five-Star Lodging
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C., Washington, DC

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

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, DC
CityZen, Washington, DC
Gerard's Place, Washington, DC

FLORIDA

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Palm Beach
The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, Manalapan

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach
Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Miami
The Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Miami
The Peabody Orlando, Orlando
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, Grand Lakes, Orlando
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Sarasota
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Miami Beach
The Setai, Miami Beach

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

GEORGIA

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Atlanta
The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island

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

Mobil Five-Star Restaurants
The Dining Room, Atlanta
Seeger's, Atlanta

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

HAWAII

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Wailea, Maui

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

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

ILLINOIS

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago, Chicago
The Ritz-Carlton, A Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Park Hyatt Chicago, Chicago

Mobil Five-Star Restaurants
Charlie Trotter's, Chicago

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

LOUISIANA

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans

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

MAINE

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport

Mobil Five-Star Restaurant
The White Barn Inn Restaurant, Kennebunkport

MASSACHUSETTS

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Boston
Blantyre, Lenox

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

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Aujourd'hui, Boston
Hamersley's Bistro, Boston
L'Espalier, Boston
No. 9 Park, Boston
Rialto, Cambridge

MICHIGAN

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

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

MISSOURI

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

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

NEVADA

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

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

NEW MEXICO

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

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Geronimo, Santa Fe

NEW YORK

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
The Point, Saranac Lake
Four Seasons Hotel New York, New York
The St. Regis, New York
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, New York

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid
The Carlyle, New York
The Lowell, New York
Mercer Hotel, New York
Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Skaneateles
The Mandarin Oriental New York, New York
The New York Palace, New York
The Peninsula New York, New York
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, New York
Trump International Hotel & Tower, New York

Mobil Five-Star Restaurants
Alain Ducasse, New York
Jean Georges, New York
Masa, New York
per se, New York

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Atelier, New York
Aureole, New York
Blue Hills at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills
Bouley, New York
Daniel, New York
Danube, New York
The Four Seasons Restaurant, 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

NORTH CAROLINA

Mobil Five-Star Lodging
The Fearrington House Country Inn, Pittsboro

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

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

OHIO

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

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

PENNSYLVANIA

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

Mobil Five-Star Restaurants
Le Bec-Fin, Philadelphia

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Brasserie Perrier, Philadelphia
Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Philadelphia

RHODE ISLAND

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Mill's Tavern, Providence

SOUTH CAROLINA

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
Woodlands Resort & Inn, Summerville

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

Mobil Five-Star Restaurants
Dining Room at the Woodlands, Summerville

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

TENNESSEE

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Blackberry Farm, Maryville
The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville

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

TEXAS

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings
The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas

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

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Abacus, Dallas
Cafe 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

UTAH

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

Mobil Four-Star Restaurants
Riverhorse on Main, Park City

VERMONT

Mobil Five-Star Lodging
Twin Farms, Barnard

VIRGINIA

Mobil Five-Star Lodging
The Inn at Little Washington, Washington
The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond

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

WASHINGTON

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
Bellevue Club Hotel, Bellevue
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

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

WEST VIRGINIA

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

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

WISCONSIN

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

WYOMING

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

CANADA

ALBERTA

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
The Aerie Resort, Malahat
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver
Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Whistler
Hastings House, Salt Spring Island
The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver
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

NEW BRUNSWICK

Mobil Four-Star Lodging
Kingsbrae Arms, St. Andrews

ONTARIO

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

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

QUEBEC

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings
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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