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AAA Touts The Carolina Inn’s Carolina Crossroads as Favorite Historic Restaurant

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (June 2013) – Already a AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant, AAA recognized the award-winning Carolina Crossroads Restaurant at The Carolina Inn as one of its Favorite Historic Restaurants.

As the summer travel season commences, many Americans look for ways to connect with our nation’s history during getaways and get-togethers. To help travelers enjoy a taste of our colorful beginnings, AAA inspectors gathered their selections for favorite historic restaurants. In locations that vary from an 1885 school building to a rustic stone and wood lodge in the heart of a national park, the 40 recognized restaurants invite diners to step back in time while enjoying a memorable meal.

According to AAA, “Inside the historic Carolina Inn, the restaurant embodies elegance with Chippendale-style chairs, posh fabrics and delicate orchids. Guests can relax over gourmet luncheon sandwiches, salads and cold plates or return for one of chef’s dinner entrées. The seasonally changing Southern-inspired cuisine includes creatively prepared seafood, beef and chicken. Inspector tip: Sunday brunch is a treat with an omelet station and homemade pastries.”

Executive Chef James Clark specializes in Contemporary Southern Cuisine committed to a strong emphasis on local, fresh and sustainable ingredients at Carolina Crossroads, also one of only three Forbes Four-Star restaurants in North Carolina.

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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 2013 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 16th consecutive hotel honor and 11th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 13th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide).

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,200 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit