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

(Hershey, Pa. – February 25, 2016) – The Spa At The Hotel Hershey is proud to announce it has received the prestigious Forbes Four Star distinction for 2016 – the first such honor in its nearly 15-year history. The Spa is one of only two spas in Pennsylvania – and 180 spas in the world – to achieve this highly coveted award.

"I am very proud of our team at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey," said Shian Wing, spa director. "To be recognized by Forbes is very rewarding, and an honor. We look forward to continuing to provide our guests with exceptional service and quality spa experiences."

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey is most popular for its unique signature chocolate treatments including the Whipped Cocoa Bath, Chocolate Sugar Scrub, Chocolate Bean Polish and Cocoa Massage. The Spa also offers traditional spa treatments as well as services that pay homage to Cuba, where Milton S. Hershey owned sugar mills and plantations from 1916 to 1946.

The Hotel Hershey, known for its luxurious facilities and signature service, has again received the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star awards. The Circular, The Hotel Hershey's flagship restaurant known for its unique shape and dining experience, has also received the AAA Four Diamond award. Built by chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey, The Hotel Hershey and The Circular are consistently recognized by these two of the highest hospitality ratings organizations in the world.

The Hotel Hershey received the Forbes Four Star award for its 30th consecutive year. The Hotel is one of only three hotels in Pennsylvania and one of 410 hotels throughout the world to receive the rating.

Additionally, The Hotel Hershey is one of only 23 resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and The Caribbean to receive the AAA Four Diamond award for at least 36 consecutive years, and currently holds the longest streak in Pennsylvania. The Circular is one of only seven restaurants in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and The Caribbean to receive the award for at least 28 consecutive years. Only 5.7 percent of the 28,000 AAA approved hotels and 2.3 percent of the 30,000 AAA approved restaurants achieve Four Diamond status.

"I'm very proud of our team at The Hotel Hershey for being consistently recognized by Forbes and AAA," said Brian O'Day, general manager of The Hotel Hershey. "These awards represent the hard work of our employees and the quality of service that they provide to each guest."

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.

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, 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 serves upscale casual cuisine and innovative cocktails in a unique atmosphere. For more information about The Hotel Hershey or the destination of Hershey, Pennsylvania, visit www.TheHotelHershey.com. Join the conservation by following The Hotel Hershey on Facebook, @TheSweetestPlaceOnEarth on Instagram, and @HersheyPA on Twitter.


Reilly Fies
Sara Sitler