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Crossroads Chapel Hill Earns 16th Straight Forbes Four-Star Dining Rating

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (February 2016) – The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel that opened in 1924, announces that its award-winning Crossroads Chapel Hill is one of only two restaurants in North Carolina to receive a Forbes Four-Star rating for 2016. 

This is the 16th straight year that Crossroads Chapel Hill has been awarded Four Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide, the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958 and showcased on

Crossroads Chapel Hill is a crafted dining experience unique to Chapel Hill. Share a meal or cocktail with friends and family in the historic setting of The Carolina Inn. With its distinctly southern soul and, specifically, its North Carolina Spirit, Crossroads infuses dining experiences with energy, great food and a comforting sense of place.

Chef James Clark’s menus focus on grown, caught and raised ingredients that are sourced regionally to produce his interpretation of Carolina Cuisine.

“The Carolina Inn has numerous wonderful traditions and we are proud that Crossroads Chapel Hill was bestowed this prestigious restaurant recognition for the 16th 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 the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.” 

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit 

About The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel

The historical Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Crossroads Chapel Hill restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2016 Four Diamond ratings, marking 19 consecutive hotel honors and 14 straight restaurant recognitions.  The restaurant has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide for 16 straight years. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: @TheCarolinaInn, Pinterest: #TheCarolinaInn, and Google+: TheCarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn. 

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.