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The Carolina Inn Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Hotels Rankings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (February 2013) – The Carolina Inn earned recognition as an exceptional property (No. 12 in North Carolina) in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

Nearly 2,000 luxury hotels and resorts across the United States and the Caribbean were analyzed as part of the selection process. In order to identify the best hotels, U.S. News & World Report used a methodology concentrated on three components including guest reviews, hotel class rating, and reputation among professional travel experts.

This is yet another accolade for the historic property. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were recently awarded AAA’s prestigious 2013 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 16th consecutive hotel honor and 11th straight restaurant recognition. Plus, Carolina Crossroads Restaurant received Four-Stars for the 13th straight year from the Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide), the most trusted source in travel ratings and expert reviews in the world since 1958.

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. www.CarolinaInn.com

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 www.DestinationHotels.com.

Michelle Voelpel
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
919.918.2722
mvoelpel@carolinainn.com




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