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Keswick Hall and Golf Club & The Clifton Inn
make the short list of honored Virginia properties

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (February 11, 2015) - The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) congratulates the two local hotel properties who made the exclusive list of Virginia honorees for the 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. 

Keswick Hall and Golf Club is one of Virginia's only three Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotels, while The Clifton Inn made the short list of the state's Four-Star Hotels.  Fossett's Restaurant at Keswick Hall and the Dining Room at Clifton Inn both made Forbes' list for the Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurants.

Forbes Travel Guide collects the world's finest hotels, restaurants and spas, along with expert travel advice.  The complete list of 2015 winners can be found here.

The CACVB's Executive Director Kurt Burkhart, expressed his excitement; "Keswick Hall and Golf Club & The Clifton Inn offer a world-class experience and we are thrilled with the news of this well-deserved honor.  There is no question that both lodging partners provide their guests the best accommodations and customer service, not to mention dining experiences that can rival with the country's best restaurants and we are proud of this grand achievement," said Burkhart.

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, as a destination, have racked-up numerous accolades that continue to motivate travelers to visit, what is commonly referred to as, Jefferson's County.  Livability named the destination one of 10 Best College Towns, while Good Housekeeping magazine proclaimed Charlottesville to be the Happiest City in America.  Forbes Magazine named our area the Locavore capital of the world; Go Green Go Travel chose Charlottesville as their #1 destination for agritourism; and Wine Enthusiast Magazine proclaimed Charlottesville as one of America's 5 New Foodie Cities and Virginia as one of the top 10 wine destinations in the world. With its burgeoning arts and entertainment scene, Charlottesville remains a draw for visitors who attend our array of festivals and events that celebrate music, theater and innovation, not to mention food & wine.  A complete list of accolades can be found here: .


About the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB)
In addition to serving as the global resource for marketing the tourism assets of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, through, the CACVB assists tour operators, meeting planners, reunions and other groups in planning visits to the destination.  CACVB's mission is "to enhance the economic prosperity of City and County by promoting, selling and marketing the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, as a destination, in pursuit of the meetings and tourism markets."  CACVB operates the Downtown Visitor Center (610 E Main St) which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as a touch-screen kiosk at Monticello's Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center.