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November 15, 2011 11:32 ET

The Fearrington House Inn Named Five-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide

Fearrington House One of 57 Five-Star Hotels; All Winners Showcased on Newly Launched Forbes Travel Guide Website

PITTSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, today unveiled its 54th annual listing of Five-Star and Four-Star hospitality establishments worldwide, and named The Fearrington House Inn as part of this list.

The Fearrington House will be showcased with all of the 2012 award winners on, the new interactive website of Forbes Travel Guide. Launched today, the site features exclusive offers, or "Star Experiences," thousands of unique photos and videos on award-winning properties and destinations, social activity and access to some of the world's leading luxury hospitality brands and tastemakers, and original expert answers to the questions of travel from Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. With its expert content, social connections, curated lists, and exclusive offers and experiences, delivers a one-of-a-kind destination online for the most discerning travelers.

The Fearrington House Inn is honored to have received Forbes' highest rating consecutively since 2000. The Fearrington House Restaurant has received Forbes' Four Star rating consecutively since 2000 as well, and receives the same rating for 2012.

Theresa Chiettini, General Manager of The Fearrington House, said, "We are very pleased and honored to receive the Forbes Five-Star award for the 13th consecutive year. This is a testament to the dedication of all of our team members who have been with us for many years. We are also very excited to partner with Forbes Travel Guide on the launch of their new interactive website and look forward to this new venture!"

"Our annual ratings represent the best of the best in hotels, restaurants and spas. They serve as guideposts for consumers who are looking for exceptional travel experiences," said Shane O'Flaherty, President, Inspections & Ratings, Forbes Travel Guide. "This year, we are thrilled to be able to provide rich new content for each of our Five-Star and Four-Star honorees on our just-launched travel planning platform, Startle. It's a whole new way to explore which of these select properties is right for you."

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit Follow Forbes Travel Guide on Twitter:

About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide, originator of the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Star ratings and certifications, has provided the most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. In October 2009, Mobil Travel Guide announced a strategic partnership with Forbes Media LLC. This exclusive licensing agreement between two industry leaders with more than 140 years of combined experience transfers the hospitality industry's premier star rating and travel guide brand from ExxonMobil to Forbes. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective proprietary standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.

About Forbes Media LLC
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches on average more than 17 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 6 million readers. It also publishes ForbesLife magazine, in addition to licensee editions in China, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia and Turkey.

About The Fearrington House
The Fearrington House is a member of Relais & Chateaux, an association of the finest restaurants and hotels in the world. The 32-room Inn offers individually decorated rooms and stunning garden views. The Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine and is one of the few Forbes Five Star restaurants in the country that is also Green Certified™. The Spa at Fearrington opened in October 2010, offering yet another reason to visit this elegant country destination. Fearrington House is 8 miles south of Chapel Hill and 20 miles west of the Raleigh/Durham International Airport. For more information visit:

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