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Carolina Crossroads Restaurant at The Carolina Inn Earns 14th Straight Forbes Four-Star Dining Rating

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (January 22, 2014)  – Carolina Crossroads Restaurant at The Carolina Inn is one of only three restaurants in North Carolina to receive a Forbes Four-Star rating for 2014. 

This is the 14th straight year that the Carolina Crossroads, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has been awarded Four Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide, the most trusted source in travel ratings and expert reviews in the world since 1958.

Carolina Crossroads Restaurant specializes in cuisine that new Executive Chef James Clark describes as “Contemporary Southern” committed to a strong emphasis on local fresh sustainable ingredients.

Clark concentrates on three or four ingredients for each dish, focusing on them to maximize their flavors using proper cooking techniques.

“The Carolina Inn has many long standing and wonderful traditions and we are proud that Carolina Crossroads Restaurant was bestowed this prestigious restaurant recognition for the 14th consecutive year,” said General Manager Mark Sherburne. “This award is truly a team effort and cannot be earned without everyone on our team doing their part.”

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer,” said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”

About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.

ForbesTravelGuide.com combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. ForbesTravelGuide.com is the exclusive online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.

About The Carolina Inn

Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. www.CarolinaInn.com. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

Michelle Voelpel, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 919-918-2722




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