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Mobil Travel Guide Announces the First Ever Mobil Five-Star Hotel & Resort Spa; Introducing America's Best Hotel & Resort Three- Four- and Five-Star Spas


April 20, 2005 - Mobil Travel Guide today announced its 2005 America's Best Hotel and Resort Spas, including the first spa property to achieve the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award. The Spa Montage at Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., has been identified as the country's number one spa according to the undercover inspectors at Mobil Travel Guide. It joins the elite group of 31 Mobil Five-Star hotels and 14 Mobil Five Star restaurants.

"In our second year of rating hotel and resort spas, we are extremely pleased to honor the first Mobil Five-Star winner, Spa Montage," said Kenneth P. Cohen, vice president, public affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation. "We are also delighted to highlight the additional 68 spas achieving 2005 star ratings."

"The spas awarded today are committed to service and have dedicated themselves to providing their guests with more than just luxurious facilities -- they provide the consumer with an oasis of calm in a fast-paced world," Cohen added.

Each of the featured spas underwent rigorous inspections similar to the process that Mobil Travel Guide has been applying to lodgings and restaurants for more than four decades. Using objective standards created to mirror the average traveler's needs and expectations, inspectors traveled to properties across the country, conducting visits without the properties' knowledge. From making reservations to selecting treatments, inspectors used the same set of standards, evaluating 450 different attributes of their experience. General evaluation criteria for each Mobil star rating level can be found at www.mobiltravelguide.com.

According to the International Spa Association's 2004 report, the spa industry is hotter than ever. In 2003, over 36 million people visited a hotel and resort spa, and hotel and resort spa revenue represented 41 percent of the total industry revenue of $11 billion.

Mobil Travel Guide is pleased to present its collection of America's
Best Hotel and Resort Spas:

MOBIL FIVE-STAR AWARD WINNER

CALIFORNIA


MOBIL FOUR-STAR AWARD WINNERS

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

HAWAII

ILLINOIS

NEVADA

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

PENNSYLVANIA

TEXAS

WYOMING

CANADA

MOBIL THREE-STAR AWARD WINNERS

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

FLORIDA

HAWAII

ILLINOIS

LOUISIANA

NEW JERSEY

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

TEXAS

UTAH

CANADA

 

About Mobil Travel Guide

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.

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

 

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