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Trump Hotel Collection

November 17, 2011 14:31 ET

Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York Awarded Five Stars by Forbes Travel Guide

Property Is Showcased on Newly Launched Forbes Travel Guide Website Startle.com, Along With Jean Georges, New York's Only Hotel-Based Forbes Five-Star Restaurant

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 17, 2011) - Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, today unveiled its 54th annual listing of Five-Star hospitality establishments worldwide, and once again named Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION flagship, to the list. The hotel's resident restaurant, Jean Georges, also captured Five Stars, giving the duo the distinction of being the only Five-Star hotel and restaurant in New York City. They will be showcased on Startle.com, the new interactive website -- launched today -- of Forbes Travel Guide.

"We are so proud of General Manager Suzie Mills and the entire staff of Trump International Hotel & Tower for providing the consistently high level of service and guest experience that has once again earned the hotel the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award," said Donald J. Trump, chairman and CEO, The Trump Organization. "Given the hotel's high standards, it's no wonder that it has such a high repeat-guest factor. We are all really thrilled with this award."

Adding to the excitement this year is the launch of Startle.com, which will showcase the award winners and engage visitors with many compelling highlights. 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, Startle.com delivers a one-of-a-kind destination online for the most discerning travelers.

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com. Follow Forbes Travel Guide on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ForbesInspector.

About Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

Soaring above Central Park and Columbus Circle, the majestic Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York -- the only Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond hotel with a Five-Star/Five-Diamond restaurant, Jean Georges -- is an icon delivering the highest level of service, style and exclusivity. The 52-story structure features 176 luxurious guest rooms and suites, complete with European-style kitchens, marble bathrooms, and spectacular views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Amenities include a 6,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, in-room dining by the Three-Michelin-Star Jean Georges, the personalized service of the Trump Attaché™, 55-inch HDTVs in each room, and much more. In 2010, the hotel completed a magnificent renovation led by Ivanka Trump, and was selected as one of Travel + Leisure's "500 World's Best Hotels," and included in Condé Nast Traveler's "Gold List" and Elite Traveler's "Top Suites of New York City." Trump International Hotel & Tower New York, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is located at One Central Park West, New York, NY 10023. For more information, please call (888) 448-7867 or visit www.TrumpNewYorkHotel.com. Connect with Trump International Hotel & Tower New York on Facebook and Twitter.

About Jean Georges

Located at One Central Park West, Jean Georges opened in 1997 in the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York. Under the direction of Jean Georges Vongerichten, it is been designated Five Stars by Forbes Travel Guide, Five Diamonds by AAA, and Three Stars by Michelin Guide. Additionally, it has earned two four-star ratings from The New York Times.

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 Forbes.com, 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.

Other Forbes Media Web sites are: Investopedia.com; RealClearPolitics.com; RealClearMarkets.com; RealClearSports.com; and the Forbes.com Business and Finance Blog Network. Together with Forbes.com, these sites reach on average nearly 40 million business decision makers each month.