Orchids At Palm Court At Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded Four Star Rating By Forbes Travel Guide

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September 09, 2013

CINCINNATI - Orchids at Palm Court has been honored with a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Rating, further establishing it as one of the world's premier restaurants with truly exceptional cuisine and service. Orchids at Palm Court is the only restaurant in Cincinnati, and only one of two in Ohio, to have a star rating.

Orchids at Palm Court, located in Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, features modern American food using French technique created by Director of Food and Beverage and Executive Chef Todd Kelly. The menu is updated weekly based on the availability of the freshest ingredients, using local and organic products whenever possible, including the hotel's rooftop beehive and herb garden and Chef Kelly's local farm.

"We are extremely excited about receiving this award from such a prestigious and reputable international reviewing organization," said Chef Kelly. "We are continually striving to find new ways to exceed our customers' expectations. This award truly quantifies all of the work we execute on a daily basis."

"Our goal is to recognize the hotels, restaurants and spas that are committed to delivering the finest guest experiences worldwide," said Michael Cascone, president of Forbes Travel Guide. "These properties focus on serving the consumer, and that's our primary mission as well. We're proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list."

Forbes Travel Guide has defined the standard of excellence in hotel, restaurant and spa experiences since 1958. The rigorous rating process begins with a facility inspection that considers every aspect of the property, including its overall cleanliness, condition and location. To achieve Forbes Travel Guide Four and Five Star status, properties must meet or exceed the bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Forbes Travel Guide's expert inspectors.

Orchids at Palm Court has also been awarded AAA Four-Diamond award for the seventh consecutive year. Chef Kelly is an American Culinary Federation "USA Chef of the Year" and Pastry Chef Megan Ketover was a "chef'testant" on Bravo's most recent season of Top Chef Just Desserts. Orchids has also been awarded No. 1 restaurant in the city by Zagat for the third consecutive year, one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. by OpenTable for the third consecutive year and Cincinnati Magazine's No. 1 restaurant in Cincinnati for five consecutive years (2009-2013).

About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features
large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guest rooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at +1 513 421 9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.

Contact

Bob Louis
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
+1 513 352 1372
bob.louis@hilton.com

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