Mobil Travel Guide Announces the First Ever Mobil Five-Star Hotel & Resort Spa

Introducing America's Best Hotel & Resort Three- Four- and Five-Star Spas

Mobil Travel Guide Mobil Travel Guide today announced its 2005 America's Best Hotel and Resort Spas, including the first spa property to achieve the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award. The Spa Montage at Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., has been identified as the country's number one spa according to the undercover inspectors at Mobil Travel Guide. It joins the elite group of 31 Mobil Five-Star hotels and 14 Mobil Five Star restaurants.

"In our second year of rating hotel and resort spas, we are extremely pleased to honor the first Mobil Five-Star winner, Spa Montage," said Kenneth P. Cohen, vice president, public affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation. "We are also delighted to highlight the additional 68 spas achieving 2005 star ratings."

"The spas awarded today are committed to service and have dedicated themselves to providing their guests with more than just luxurious facilities -- they provide the consumer with an oasis of calm in a fast-paced world," Cohen added.

Each of the featured spas underwent rigorous inspections similar to the process that Mobil Travel Guide has been applying to lodgings and restaurants for more than four decades. Using objective standards created to mirror the average traveler's needs and expectations, inspectors traveled to properties across the country, conducting visits without the properties' knowledge. From making reservations to selecting treatments, inspectors used the same set of standards, evaluating 450 different attributes of their experience. General evaluation criteria for each Mobil star rating level can be found at

According to the International Spa Association's 2004 report, the spa industry is hotter than ever. In 2003, over 36 million people visited a hotel and resort spa, and hotel and resort spa revenue represented 41 percent of the total industry revenue of $11 billion.

For a complete list of the 2005 Mobil Award Winning Three-, Four- and Five-Star Spas and to determine which spa best suits your needs, please visit our website at

About Mobil Travel Guide

Mobil Travel Guide publishes more than 30 guidebooks and atlases covering the US and Canada, including our Regional Travel Planners, NASCAR Travel Planner, the Where To Eat series, On the Road with your Pet, the America's Byway Series, America's Best Hotel & Resort Spas, and America's Best Hotels and Restaurants. Mobil Travel Guide's online Road Trip Planner at offers online customized vacation planning and hotel reservations. When it comes to travel, Mobil Travel Guide provides consumers with recommendations they can trust.

Mobil Travel Guide is operated by EMTG, LLC. As originator of the authoritative and highly respected Star Rating program, Mobil Travel Guide has been committed to identifying and celebrating travel and hospitality excellence in North America since 1958.

Mobil Travel Guide is pleased to present its collection of America's
Best Hotel and Resort Spas:


Spa Montage at Montage Resort


Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms, Royal Palms Resort & Casitas
Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
The Spa at Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa

The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie
The Spa at Post Ranch Inn
Spa at Four Seasons Resort Aviara, North San Diego
The Spa at Bernardus, Bernardus Lodge
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay
Spa at Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
The Carneros Inn Spa, The Carneros Inn
The Spa at Pebble Beach Resorts
Spa du Soleil, Auberge du Soleil
The Spa at CordeValle, The Lodge at CordeValle
Spa at Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

The Spa at Turnberry Isle, Turnberry Isle Resort & Club
Spa Palazzo at Boca Raton Resort & Club
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Gaylord Palms Resort
SpaTerre at Little Palm Island
Spa at Mandarin Oriental Miami
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge
Reynolds Plantation

SpaHalekulani, Halekulani
Spa Suites at Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Hawaii
Hualalai Sports Club and Spa, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Spa Grande at Grand Wailea Resort
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian Resort Hotel
Spa Bellagio, Bellagio Las Vegas
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

The Spa at Emerson Place, Emerson Inn & Spa
Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York
The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula New York

The Spa at Pinehurst, Pinehurst Resort

Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa

Trellis, The Spa at The Houstonian
Watermark Spa, Watermark Hotel & Spa

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Ancient Cedars Spa, Wickaninnish Inn
Stillwater Spa at Park Hyatt Toronto
Willow Stream the Spa, Fairmont Banff Springs Resort


Golden Door(R) Spa at The Boulders
The Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician
Willow Stream-The Spa at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Spa Gaucin, St. Regis Monarch Beach
The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa
The Spa at Torrey Pines, The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Spa Mystique at The Century Plaza Hotel

Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

The Spa at The Breakers
The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Spa Moana, Hyatt Regency Maui
Spa Kea Lani at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

The Spa at The Carlton Club, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago,
A Four Seasons Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Spa Toccare, Borgata Hotel

Avalon Spa, The Avalon Hotel

The Spa at The Hotel Hershey

The Spa at The Crescent, Hotel Crescent Court

The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge

The Avello Spa at The Westin Resort & Spa

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