PR: NYC Receives Mobil Travel Award

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Mobil Travel Guide Michele Wisch 404-574-0749,





New York, NY (November 9, 2006) – At Mobil Travel Guide’s 49th Annual Five-Star Awards today, New York City received more stars for its world-class hotels and restaurants than any other destination in the United States and Canada. The announcement of the 2007 Mobil Five-Star Hotel & Restaurant Awards at the Core Club confirmed the Big Apple’s popularity with 32 properties being distinguished at the Mobil Four- and Five-Star levels.


“The prestigious 2007 Mobil Five-Star Hotel & Restaurant Awards recognize the finest hotels and restaurants in the United States and Canada, and it is fantastic to see that many of the recipients are located right here in New York City," said NYC & Company Senior Vice President Timothy F. McGuinness, who attended the press conference.

Thirty-two members of New York City’s tourism community earned a coveted spot on Mobil Travel Guide’s list of top hotels and restaurants in the United States and Canada:

Mobil Five-Star Lodgings

Four Seasons Hotel New York
Mandarin Oriental New York
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
The St. Regis Hotel, New York

Mobil Four-Star Lodgings

The Carlyle
The Lowell
The Mercer
The New York Palace Hotel
The Peninsula New York
The Pierre New York
The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park
Trump International Hotel & Tower

Mobil Five-Star Restaurants

Alain Ducasse
Jean Georges
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Mobil Four-Star Restaurants

The Four Seasons Restaurant
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramercy Tavern
La Grenouille
Le Bernardin

The announcement of the 2007 Mobil Five-Star Hotel & Restaurant Awards were made in conjunction with the International Hotel/Motel Restaurant Show taking place in New York City. Updated, expert reviews of all of the NYC Mobil Star award winners for 2007 are available at also on the website is a new comprehensive city guide to New York City.

New York City tourism is a $24 billion industry which generates more than $5 billion in city, state and federal tax revenues, further supporting essential services including the police and fire departments, public education, public parks and transportation infrastructure. Visitor spending supports $13 billion in payroll and 330,000 jobs in all five boroughs.

For more information about all there is to see and do in New York City, log on to or visit New York City’s Official Visitor Information Center at 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street or the kiosks located at the Apollo Theater in Harlem at 253 W. 125th Street and in Lower Manhattan at City Hall Park, and in Chinatown at the triangle where Canal, Walker and Baxter Streets meet.

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