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The National Association of Business Travel Agents (NABTA), Adjourn Magazine andbiztravelerschoice Magazine announce the following WORLD CLASS HOTEL, RESORT & RESTAURANT AWARDS.

WORLD CLASS HOTELS-FIVE BRIEFCASES
    

 Ritz-Carlton Hotel
600 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
415/296-7465

Warm, cozy & classy. Perhaps the
best service in San Francisco.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar
Dead Sea Road
Dead Sea, Jordan
+962 5356 8888

Gleaming new, spiffy waterfront
hotel. Dramatic design. Gorgeous
suites. 

Hotel Principe di Savoia
Piazza della Republica 17
Milan, Italy
+39 02 62301

For over 80 yeaars, Milan’s
most elegant hotel.
Great location. Superb service.

Claridge’s Hotel
Brook Street, Mayfair
London W1K UK
+44 020 7629 8860

Traditional British 
hospitality in luxurious, impeccable
surroundings. 

WORLD CLASS HOTELS-FOUR BRIEFCASES 
    

Omni Hotel
500 California Street
San Francisco, California94104
415/677-9494

An early 20th century bank building
transformed into a magnificent
hotel. They have retained the
traditional and have subtly added
the modern touches.

Ivy Hotel, San Diego, California
600 F Street
San Diego, California 92101
619/814-1000

Again, an old building
transformed into
an elegant,vivacious ultra
modern hotel.

ULTIMATE STEAK AWARDS-FOUR BRIEFCASES 

    

The Grill, CordeValle Resort
1 Cordevalle Dr.
St. Martin, California 95046
408/695-4500

We’ve rarely had an American
steak the likes of the one
prepared by Italian-born
Chef Luca. His 28-day dry aged
New York is fantastic.

LarkCreekSteak 
845 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94103
415/593-4100

The porterhouse for two is
robust, juicy and sumptuous. Side dishes
are remarkable.

WORLD CLASS RESORTS-FOUR BRIEFCASES 
    

Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort
19999 W. Country Club Dr.
Miami, FL 33180
305/932-6200

Gorgeous suites & meeting space,
magnificent grounds & golf course.

Gaylord, National Harbor, Maryland
344 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
301/567-2118

New era hotel & resort all under
one weather-free roof. A great new-design
concept. 

Bear Mountain Resort
1999 Country Club Way
Victoria, BC Canada
888/533-2327

Nestled in the mountains, this
golf resort & village offer an
ideal luxury getaway for fun or
biz. 

La Quinta Resort
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, California 92253
760/564-4111

Born in the 1920s, this resort
has all the charm of yesterday 
with all the comforts of today. 

WORLD CLASS FISHING RESORTS-FOUR BRIEFCASES 

    

Waterfall Resort, 
320 Duck St.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
800/544-5125

An early 20th century cannery
converted into an extraordinary
fishing lodge. We caught so 
many huge salmon and halibut,
we almost capsized the boat. 

WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS-FIVE BRIEFCASES

     

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
212/554-4155

Unequivocally, we are unaware
of any other restaurant that
serves better fish and seafood.

Kong Hans Kaelder
Vingaardsstraede 6
Copenhagen, Denmark
+45-3311-6868

We devoted 3 hours to
culinary surprise after
surprise. We never thought
food could achieve these
heights.

WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS - FOUR BRIEFCASES 
    
Great restaurants don’t always have to be in big cities.

Solbar Restaurant
Solage Resort
755 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA 94515
866/942-7442

Best cuisine we had in the
wine country. They even churn
their own butter!

John Ash Restaurant
4330 Barnes Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707/527-7687

Fancy place in a vineyard and
with outstanding California
cuisine.

Mosaic Restaurant
6675 Front St.
Forestville, CA 95436
707/887-7503

Warehouse or patio dining of
superb local produce and protein. 

WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS-THREE BRIEFCASES
   

Crane’s Pie Restaurant
6054-124th Street
Fenville, MI
269/561-2297

One of the only pie restaurants
where the pies are actually better
than homemade. The soups, sandwiches
and other comfort food is also extraordinary.

Xapuri
Rua Mandacaru, 260
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Platters and platters of some of the best
Country Brazilian cuisine in the country.

Mr. Busby’s Beach Bar
6 Emerald Merrit Road
St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles
599/543-6828

Romantic outdoor beachside tables upon which
are served mile-high plates of lobster and crab.

WHAT IS A WORLD CLASS HOTEL/RESTAURANT?

A WORLD CLASS hotel, resort restaurant or other travel product means just what it says: It’s a product, whether a luxury hotel, haute cuisine restaurant, wilderness fishing lodge or hot dog stand, that deserves world-wide recognition. For example, you can travel the world and you’d be hard pressed to find a more flawlessly operated hotel than Claridge’s in London, a more exquisitely prepared fish than at La Bernardin in New York, a more exciting fishing lodge than Waterfall in Ketchikan or a better hot dog than Pink’s in Los Angeles. We have sampled all of these places. in our opinion, each, in its respective catagory, is among the best in the world. (Of course, we rate hot dogs against hot dogs, not against haute cuisine restaurants).

Briefcases are awarded to WORLD CLASS recipients, all of whom are among the tops in the world in their class. The number of briefcases indicates the best of the best in the respective category. Inclusion in World Class and Briefcase Awards are bestowed only after Stuart Faber and his staff of travel writers have conducted comprehensive visits to, and evaluations of, each recipient.

BRIEFCASE AWARDS

      = Extraordinary quality .

      = Outstanding quality.

     = Noteworthy quality

LOOK FOR MORE ON THESE AWARD WINNERS IN OUR MAGAZINES

Recipients of WORLD CLASS awards are showcased in NABTA’S two publications, biztravelerschoice Magazine, which is distributed to business travelers, corporate travel planners and corporate travel agents; and Adjourn Magazine, which is distributed to lawyers who love to dine and travel. Most of these award winners are also featured in Stuart Faber’s monthly InflightUSA column, FLYING WITH FABER. This magazine is distributed to owners and operators of corporate and private aircraft. NABTA is a group of travel agents who specialize in upscale corporate travel and leisure travel for their corporate clients. Look for the BIG BRIEFCASE displayed on hotels & restaurants worldwide. It signifies WORLD CLASS!

 



 

 

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