OAKHURST, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2008 - Chteau du Sureau was honored with a Mobil Five Star Award by Mobile Travel Guide, the originators of the prestigious Five-Star rating system and providers of one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems of hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. Chteau du Sureaus rating earned it a place on Mobile Travel Guides list of the top properties in the United States and Canada for 2008. Chteau du Sureaus comprehensive review by Mobile Travel Guides incognito experts can be found online at www.mobiltravelguide.com.
This is a milestone year for Mobile Travel Guide, as they celebrate 50 years as the most trusted source in travel ratings and expert reviews, helping to define excellence and quality in the travel industry. Since 1958, the Mobil Travel Guides ratings process has been based on more than 750 standardized criteria for hotels, more than 250 for restaurants, and more recently 450 different criteria for spas, making it the most rigorous and comprehensive in the industry. The process begins with a facility inspection that considers every aspect of the property, including its overall cleanliness, condition and location. To achieve Mobil Four-and-Five Star status, properties must then meet or exceed Mobils bar-setting service standards, which are determined through unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Mobil Travel Guides expert inspectors.
Consumers today are inundated with an influx of consumer reviews, online booking engine star ratings and self imposed ratings by properties. Much of this information is conflicting in nature making it difficult for the consumer to make an informed travel decision. For the past 50 years, Mobil Travel Guide has been the trusted source in travel ratings and expert reviews, steering travelers in the right direction, said Shane OFlaherty, President and CEO for Mobil Travel Guide. We are thrilled to share this landmark year with travelers across the world and look forward to another fantastic 50 years.
Hotel Chteau du Sureau, which is caringly operated by Lucy Royse and her staff, is located on The Estate by the Elderberries. Chteau du Sureau is only one of 41 hotels in the United States and Canada to achieve the highest Mobil Travel Guide rating. This signifys that Chateau du Sureau is one of the finest establishments in North America, offering guests the quintessence of service and luxury. Chteau du Sureau, AAA 5-Diamond Ernas Elderberry House Restaurant, Villa Sureau and newly opened Spa du Sureau comprise Erna Kubin-Clanins Estate by the Elderberries.
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The Estate by the Elderberries
A Small Mountain Luxury Resort and Spa
48688 Victoria Lane
PO Box 2413
Oakhurst, CA 93644