Fodor`s Announces Fodor`s Choice Hotels 2004

15th Oct 2003

For the first time ever, the 700 writers and editors at Fodor`s Travel
Guides have selected their top 20 Fodor`s Choice Hotels. After considering
the nearly 30,000 properties listed in the Fodor`s Gold Guides, they`ve
named the 20 properties worldwide that stand out as quintessential Fodor`s
Choice Hotels.
To earn the Fodor`s Choice distinction in the 2004 guides, Fodor`s staff
looked beyond the most luxurious and opulent properties that typically
make the other lists, and selected hotels in all price ranges that are
truly unique. Many of this year`s Fodor`s Choice properties are not
well-known but they all offer a one-of-a-kind experience. Some are
luxurious and some are at budget prices, but all have a style that sets
them apart from others.

Each hotel can be found in one of the all-new Fodor`s 2004 Gold Guides.
The Gold Guides, which have been redesigned this year to be even more
user-friendly for travelers, provide readers with up-to-date and
comprehensive information on hotels and restaurants in all price ranges
and categories, plus Great Itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, Off-the-Beaten
Path ideas, maps, and insider advice from resident writers worldwide.

The Fodor`s Choice Hotels 2004 list follows in alphabetical order:

Alamo Square Inn, San Francisco, California
  Ballynahinch Castle, Ballynahinch, County Galway, Ireland
  Buckhorn Inn, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp, Carate, Costa Rica
  Don Gaspar Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg, Russia
  Hotel Langlois, Paris, France
  Inn at Irving Place, New York, New York
  John Jeffries House, Boston, Massachusetts
  Kingsbrae Arms, St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada
  Le Plein Soleil, Martinique
  Lodge at Ko`ele, Lana`i, Hawai`i
  Mii Amo at Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona
  Montage Resort and Spa, Laguna Beach, California
  Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege, Venice, Italy
  The Portobello, London, England
  River Club, Livingstone, Zambia
  Soniat House, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
  Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, Vancouver Island, Canada
  Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, New Zealand

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information, offers travelers more than 440 guides to destinations
worldwide. Fodor`s Travel Publications is a unit of Fodors LLC, a
subsidiary of Random House, Inc., and its parent company, Bertelsmann AG,
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