Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mobil not exactly shining on Philly

Mobil Travel Guide is out with its four- and five-star restaurants, hotels and spas, and Philly is not well-represented.

Mobil not exactly shining on Philly


The Mobil Travel Guide, which doles out four- and five-star ratings to hotels, restaurants and spas, just released its 2009 list.

The only Philly four-star hotel is the Four Seasons, as usual.

The only Philly four-star restaurants are repeats: the Fountain at the Four Seasons and Lacroix at the Rittenhouse. Striped Bass, which gave way to Butcher & Singer, was on last year's list. Brasserie Perrier, which closed New Year's Eve, got four stars on the 2006 list.

Pennsylvania's only five-star restaurant is Lautrec at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in western Pennsylvania. Le Bec-Fin was Pennsylvania's only five-star restaurant last year, but Georges Perrier relinquished the award when he changed concept.

Pennsylvania's four-star lodgings for 2009, besides the Four Seasons, are Falling Rock in Farmington; the Hotel Hershey in Hershey; and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington. The state's only four-star spa is at Nemacolin Woodlands.

Delaware may have tax-free shopping and liberal corporate laws and New Jersey may have nice beaches and lots of highways, but neither has any four- or five-star properties.


We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Michael Klein, the editor/producer of philly.com/Food, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

Michael Klein Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter