Old Edwards Inn and Spa a Top 5 Resort for Service by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Thursday, May 30, 2013


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Old Edwards Inn and Spa a Top 5 Resort for Service by Travel and Leisure Magazine
(Highlands, N.C.) The Old Edwards Inn and Spa was named the #4 Top Resort in America for Best Service by Travel and Leisure in their June 2013 issue. Rankings are based on reader votes collected in the Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards survey.
 
The historic Old Edwards Inn and Spa has deep hospitality roots—the property opened in 1878 as Central House, Highlands first boarding house. In the last eight years there has been nearly $100 million in renovations; adding new pools, shops, restaurants, and upgraded accommodations.
 
Old Edwards President Richard Delany says, “We thank Travel and Leisure as well as all of their readers for honoring Old Edwards Inn and Spa in the Best Service Awards. Our staff is very dedicated to ensuring the best possible experience for our guests, and it is rewarding to know that it is appreciated and recognized.”
 
This award follows Old Edwards Inn and Spa being named the #3 Hotel in North Carolina in 2013 US News & World Report, along with TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers’ Choice Award and 2013 Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List. 
 
About Old Edwards Inn and Spa (www.oldedwardsinn.com)
 
  • 2013 Travel and Leisure World’s Best Hotels List
  • 2013 Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List
  • 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #14 Hotel in The United States
  • 2013 US News & World Report #3 Hotel in North Carolina
  • 2013 Travel and Leisure World’s Best Service List
  • 2012 Southern Living South’s Coziest Inn
  • 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #4 Hotel in The United States
  • 2012 Travel and Leisure a Top 50 Resort
  • 2012 Travel and Leisure #9 Most Romantic Hotel in The United States
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Reader's Choice Award for #4 Best Relaxation Spa Hotel in the U.S.
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Reader's Choice Award for #2 Best Hotel for Romance in the U.S.
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Madison’s Restaurant
  • 2011 Condé Nast Traveler’s #3 Hotel Spa in the United States
  • 2010 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (top ten in the US)
 
Old Edwards Inn and Spa cascades along several blocks in downtown Highlands—a cultural mountain village that offers world class dining, wine events, art galleries and some of the nation’s top golf communities. The European style resort features three spectacular outdoor heated mineral pools, world class spa, award-winning dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club. Guests are surrounded by the warmth and character of Old-Europe architecture and authentic period antiques. Many rooms, cottages and suites offer private patios or terraces—some with captivating rooftop views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.  All of the luxury accommodations include champagne arrival, twice-daily housekeeping, two 24-hour business centers. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers, heated-tile bathroom floors, in-room safes and Wi-Fi enhance the in-room experience. Old Edwards Inn and Spa also boasts a state-of-the art fitness center with wellness classes that include guided hikes into the scenic surrounding mountains known as “waterfall country.”
 
Guests enjoy onsite shopping at the Spa Boutique, Acorns Boutique or Acorns on Church featuring fine antiques and home accessories. Dining venues include Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden serving innovative New South Cuisine, the Spa Café, Arts at the Lodge Coffee Café and Bar and two Poolside Bar and Bistros. Special events and weddings take place at The Farm—a lushly landscaped Old Edwards property located one mile from downtown Highlands featuring The Barn, the Farmhouse, Bridal Pavilion, Bridal Bridge over a scenic pond and outdoor events pavilion.  The Edwards Hall Conference Center provides a catered corporate retreat venue. 
 
The Falls Cottages at Old Edwards open in June. They feature the sumptuous comforts and fine details that characterize all Old Edwards accommodations, they offer the perfect ambiance of rustic elegance. The Falls Cottages surround an outdoor heated mineral pool and whirlpool with lush landscaping and a freestanding fireplace for cozy gatherings.
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