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Garden Court Hotel named Four-Star Hotel and Showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com

PALO ALTO, Calif. (January 22, 2014) — Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its official 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating list, naming Garden Court Hotel as a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel. Garden Court Hotel will be showcased with all of the 2014 Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Set in the heart of Silicon Valley in Downtown Palo Alto, this luxury boutique hotel grew up with the tech industry. Each of its 62 chic guest rooms and penthouse suite feature current technology and sensibilities that speak to our travelers and their brand of luxury. Landscaped balconies with city and open-air courtyard views flood the property with natural light, offering a distinct California experience. Upscale guestrooms were recently designed by Spanish interior designer and tastemaker Pablo Paniagua with custom furnishings, open floor plans and the latest technology for on-the-go guests. The Garden Court Hotel team’s creativity and personal touches, such as custom turndown amenities, private guest lockers and curbside arrival services create enthusiastic and devoted guests.

“We are delighted to receive the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award,” says Barbara Gross, General Manager of Garden Court Hotel. “This recognition is a testimonial to the dedication of our team in caring for each guest and their pride in our boutique hotel. We are truly honored.”

Garden Court Hotel is the latest installment to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer,” said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list of top hotels.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings.

To view the complete list of 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners, visit http://www.forbestravelguide.com/about/awardwinners.

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About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.

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About Garden Court Hotel
Nestled in the tree-lined streets of Downtown Palo Alto, Garden Court Hotel opened in 1986 and offers 62 guestrooms. The upscale, boutique hotel’s tech-savvy and casual elegance make it the choice for the Bay Area’s brides and of Silicon Valley’s A-list when they are in search of luxury and privacy. Garden Court Hotel’s Californian casual elegance, amenities, attention to detail and their consistent and unwavering staff make it the ultimate Silicon Valley corporate retreat. Owned by Ferrado Garden Court LLC, current owners of the Bulgari Hotel in London, The Standard Miami, The Standard Los Angeles and The Standard Hollywood, the hotel completed a nine million dollar renovation in 2010. Garden Court Hotel is located at 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, Calif. 94301. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-824-9028 or by visiting the hotel’s website at www.gardencourt.com.