Virgina, Washington (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
Travel + Leisure has released the results of the 2013 T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels and The Inn at Little Washington secured the No. 1 spot for America’s best hotels for foodies and a top overall rating of 90.44. Travel + Leisure cites James Beard Award-winning Chef Patrick O’Connell’s creative dishes, such as Carpaccio of Baby Lamb with Caesar Salad Ice Cream and Pappardelle with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Apricots, and Virginia Country Ham. The 2013 T+L 500 guide, featured in the January issue of Travel + Leisure, is a compendium of the highest-ranking hotels and resorts worldwide, based on data collected in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
"All of us at The Inn at Little Washington were thrilled with the wonderful acknowledgement of winning Best Hotel Restaurant in America in the most recent Travel & Leisure Reader's Poll,” said Chef & Proprietor of The Inn at Little Washington, Patrick O’Connell. “When you consider the nationwide competition in this category it is especially gratifying. We congratulate our whole team on their hard work in earning this recognition and look forward to exceeding our guests' heightened expectations in 2013. We feel very fortunate to be so well rewarded for doing what we love."
The Inn has also been recognized in last two months as the longest tenured AAA Five Diamond Restaurant and as one of the top 5 resorts in the world for food and wine by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway. In addition, the restaurant has once again been voted #1 in all categories in the 2013 Washington DC Zagat Survey with a near perfect score of 29, 29, 29. The wine list was honored for the 17th consecutive year with the Wine Spectator Grand Award.