Woodlands Inn retains industries’ highest ratings for 2010

Property one of only six nationwide to hold AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star ratings for lodging and dining
 
SUMMERVILLE, SCWoodlands Inn has once again retained the highest awards bestowed on the travel and dining industries.
 
The Forbes (formerly Mobil) Travel Guide bestowed upon Woodlands its Five Star Award for both accommodations and dining for the seventh consecutive year. The American Automobile Association has again awarded Woodlands its Five Diamond rating for lodging and dining for the 14th consecutive year.
 
The retention of these ratings makes Woodlands one of only six properties in the United States to hold the Forbes Five Star and the AAA Five Diamond ratings for both lodging and dining. The other five locations are in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Colorado and Virginia. 
 
Despite the exalted awards, Woodlands appeals to a cross-section of guests. It has been named as the best five star value in the country by readers of Travel + Leisure, and, earlier this year, it added a new casual dining offering called Pines and began serving an a la carte menu in the Dining Room.
 
This spring, the Inn completed an overall enhancement program which included the refreshment and refurbishment of all public spaces, dining areas and guest rooms. Built in 1906, Woodlands features 18 guest rooms and suites, a country guest cottage, a day spa, croquet lawn, red-clay tennis courts, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, a variety of meeting facilities, and golf privileges at nearby area courses.
 
For more information or to book, visit www.woodlandsinn.com or call 800-774-9999.
 
About Woodlands Inn
Located in the charming village of Summerville and just a short drive from historic Charleston, SC, Woodlands Inn is an immaculately restored 1906 classic revival mansion set amidst 42 acres of parkland grounds. It is one of only a handful of properties in North America to hold the Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both its accommodations and dining room. In 2008, it was also ranked by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as number one in the US and Canada for service, and number three worldwide. The inn features 18 guest rooms and suites, a country guest cottage, a day spa, croquet lawn, red-clay tennis courts, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, unique meeting facilities, and golf privileges at nearby area courses. The Dining Room at Woodlands is widely known for its innovative and sophisticated version of New American Cuisine and the use of fresh local foods to create a nightly menu with a Lowcountry influence. Woodlands is a member of the Preferred Boutique and Historic Hotels of America programs. For more information call (800) 774-9999 or visit www.woodlandsinn.com.
 
About Salamander Hospitality
Salamander Hospitality is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio currently includes the recently renovated Innisbrook resort near Tampa, FL., host to the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship every March and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship in November; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only four properties in North America to hold Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. Salamander Hospitality also operates Market Salamander, a division of gourmet prepared food markets with locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, FL, and Salamander Touch, a boutique lifestyle store in Middleburg. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhospitality.com.
 
 
 

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