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The Hotel Hershey, The Circular and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey Receive Forbes and AAA Awards

(Hershey, Pa. – March 23, 2017) – The Hotel Hershey, The Circular restaurant and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey have again received prestigious Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond awards. In order to achieve these high honors year after year, The Hotel Hershey continues to upgrade its experience. In early 2017, The Hotel Hershey renovated the guest rooms in its West Tower and refreshed the iconic Iberian Lounge cocktail bar. Highlights include new hard and soft goods in guest rooms and a new entrance at the Iberian Lounge cocktail bar as well as fresh paint, comfortable oversized sofas, additional seating areas, new lighting and flooring.

These renovations and ongoing premier customer service have helped The Hotel Hershey maintain the longest streak in Pennsylvania for receiving the AAA Four Diamond award (37 consecutive years). The Hotel continues to set itself apart by being one of only three hotels in Pennsylvania and one of 478 hotels internationally to receive the Forbes Four Star award. The Hotel has earned the award 33 times.

Milton S. Hershey’s dream was to make sure every guest of his hotel was comfortable and treated with respect. Living up to that dream, The Circular, The Hotel Hershey’s flagship restaurant and recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award, was designed without corners. This unique design keeps diners from being tucked away, making sure each guest is given the ultimate dining experience whether they are solo diners or in a large group. The Circular restaurant has received the AAA Four Diamond distinction for 29 consecutive years, the longest of any Four Diamond rated restaurant in Pennsylvania and one of only six in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico to receive the award for at least 29 consecutive years.

Keeping with the Hotel’s expectation of excellence is The Spa At The Hotel Hershey full service spa, recipient of the Forbes Four Star award for a second consecutive year. The Spa is one of only two spas in Pennsylvania and 207 internationally that have received the Forbes Four Star distinction. The Spa At The Hotel Hershey operates at the highest level of excellence and is dedicated to giving guests the ultimate luxury experience. Best known for its signature chocolate treatments, the Spa invites guests to indulge in its patented Whipped Cocoa Bath, Chocolate Sugar Scrub, Chocolate Bean Polish, Cocoa Massage and more.

“I am very proud of the team at The Hotel Hershey who have made these awards possible,” said incoming general manager Bill Hendrix (effective May 1, 2017). “Without the hard work of our employees we would not be able to deliver the kind of experience that our guests deserve and these awards warrant. We are honored and proud to uphold Milton S. Hershey’s iconic hotel to the highest standards in the industry.”


About The Hotel Hershey: The Hotel Hershey is a one-of-a-kind resort complete with 276 guest rooms and 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The 1930s hotel is known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities. The Hotel Hershey is situated high atop the town of Hershey and features a Mediterranean design, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey full service spa, majestic formal gardens, fountains, reflecting pools and terraces. The property is also a member of Historic Hotels of America. Opened in 1934 by Milton S. Hershey, The Circular is The Hotel Hershey’s flagship restaurant. The Circular restaurant serves upscale casual cuisine and innovative cocktails in a unique atmosphere. For additional information about The Hotel Hershey, visit www.TheHotelHershey.com or follow www.Facebook.com/TheHotelHershey.

About The Spa At The Hotel Hershey: The Spa At The Hotel Hershey is a three-story, 40,000-square-foot, European-style spa located within The Hotel Hershey. A member of the International Spa Association (ISPA), the Spa opened in 2001 and quickly became famous for its signature chocolate treatments. For additional information about The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, visit www.ChocolateSpa.com or call 717-520-5888. Follow the Spa socially, at www.Facebook.com/ChocolateSpa@ChocolateSpa on Instagram and use #ChocolateSpa.

About HE&R: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, Giant Center arena, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, Hersheypark Camping Resort, The Spa at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.

Trademarks appearing in bold are owned or used by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company under license or with permission. All rights reserved.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder,
Milton S. Hershey, by providing value to Milton Hershey School, the largest home and
school in the world, as it continues to provide opportunities for children in need.

About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide provides a first-rate evaluation system of the world’s premier hotels, restaurants, and spas through its Global Star Ratings. During the Global Star Rating system, each property must be visited by one of Forbes’ professional inspectors and meet rigorous hospitality standards using more than 500 criteria. To achieve Four-Star status, each property must have quality service, exemplary attention to detail, and an ideal location.

About AAA
The AAA diamond ranking is one of North America’s most extensive rating systems, rating more properties than any other professional evaluation system. Each property undergoes evaluation from one of AAA’s professional inspectors. To be recognized with a Four-Diamond rating, a AAA approved property must include refined and stylish accommodations; extensive amenities; upscale physical attributes; and a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.