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September 12, 2016
The Rittenhouse Is The Recipient of Two Prestigious Wine Accolades
Philadelphia’s Finest Luxury Hotel is awarded for their superior wine list from both The World of Fine Wine and Wine Spectator
Philadelphia, PA – September 12, 2016 –The Rittenhouse, the most iconic and well-appointed hotel in Philadelphia, has been recognized for its world-class wine program by Wine Spectator, with a Best Award of Excellence for the second consecutive year, and The World of Fine Wine World’s Best Wine Lists – for their first ever three-star award.
“It’s incredibly humbling to be recognized by such prestigious international publications in the world of wine,” said Justin Timsit, wine director.“We draw a worldly traveler here at The Rittenhouse and these accolades are a testament to our dedication to providing guests with the ultimate level of luxury in the hotel, the dining room and in the quality of our wine service.”
After receiving the esteemed 2015 designation of Best Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, The Rittenhouse continued to expand their incredible wine program with diverse offerings, wine dinners and compelling events – such as their first-ever cellar tasting experience. To receive this honor, for the second year in a row,solidifies their efforts and secures The Rittenhouse its continued place among the world’s best wine lists of 2016 – where they are one of only 1,093 establishments across the globe to be recognized.
For the first time ever, The Rittenhouse has also been awarded a prestigious three-star award in The World of Fine Wine World’s Best Wine Lists 2016.These awards are judged by a panel containing some of the world’s leading sommeliers and wine writers, who asses well over 4,500 wine lists finalizing the list of 817 one-, two-, and three-star recipients. Only 322 establishments were recognized for the top tier three-star award and The Rittenhouse is the only wine list in the entire state of Pennsylvania to receive the honor.
Both Wine Spectator and The World of Fine Wine have recognized the wine program at The Rittenhouse and their award-winning Lacroix restaurant to be one of the best in the world. A wine list with insurmountable standards in breadth, depth, interest and quality is required to even be considered for one of these coveted awards – to actually receive both awards recognizes the mastery behind the development and implementation of this wine program.
“Guest experience and service are our top priority at The Rittenhouse and in our dining outlets, such as Lacroix,” said Sylvain Briens, director of food and beverage. “It is such an honor to watch our wine program continue to grow and receive recognition from these esteemed authorities. However, watching our guests respond to and appreciate the work we put into our list and program is the best reward of all.”
The Rittenhouseis located at 210 West Rittenhouse Square. For more information about their wine program, special events and other offerings please visit lacroixrestaurant.com or call 215-790-2533.
ABOUT THE RITTENHOUSE
Located at 210 West Rittenhouse Square, The Rittenhouse is an independent luxury hotel that has received the prestigious Five Diamond award for 24 consecutive years. This distinguished landmark hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and considered Philadelphia’s most desired address. Opened in 1989, The Rittenhouse is ideally situated on Philadelphia’s famed Rittenhouse Square, within walking distance to the heart of the business district and premier shopping corridor. Additionally, the hotel affords easy access to the Philadelphia Convention Center and all of the City’s numerous arts, cultural, dining and entertainment venues. For more information, visit rittenhousehotel.com.
Located in The Rittenhouse hotel at 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Lacroix boasts an innovative and invigorating dining experience of progressive, international cuisine against the gorgeous backdrop of Rittenhouse Square. The exquisite culinary team, expert sommelier and renowned mixologists serve fresh, seasonal dishes with the highest quality ingredients and clean flavors. The iconic, award-winning restaurant offers dinner daily from 5:30-9:30 pm, breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday from 6:30am to 2pm and their renowned Sunday brunch from 11am to 2:30pm. Bar 210 within Lacroix is open daily from 11 am to 10pm, with a limited food menu. For more information, visit lacroixrestaurant.com
ABOUT HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST
Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) is a self-advised real estate investment trust in the hospitality sector, which owns and operates high quality upscale hotels in urban gateway markets. The Company’s 52 hotels totaling 8,403 rooms are located in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Miami and select markets on the West Coast. The Company’s shares are traded on The New York Stock Exchange-Euronext under the ticker ‘HT’. For more information, visit hersha.com.