THE MAYFLOWER INN & SPA RANKS IN TOP 10 TRAVEL + LEISURE 2012 WORLD'S BEST AWARDS

An American Legend Hailed as a Top U.S. Inn

WASHINGTON, CT – July 17, 2012 – The Mayflower Inn & Spa, a luxury country house hotel nestled in the charming New England hamlet of Washington, CT, is the only inn located in the Northeast to be ranked among the “Top Inns in the Continental U.S.” category in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.

“We are pleased to be recognized with this tremendous ranking, as it is voted on and decided by the readers of Travel + Leisure,” said John Trevenen, The Mayflower Inn & Spa general manager. “It demonstrates how customization and superior service resonates with their readers.”

As a Relais & Châteaux designated property, The Mayflower Inn & Spa is the epitome of luxury, sophistication and natural beauty, offering travelers five-star accommodations and unique experiences. The interiors of the Inn blend Colonial simplicity with the grace and exquisiteness of a traditional English country manor. The Inn’s 30 rooms nine of which are suites are romantic retreats, individually appointed with lavish fabrics, canopy beds, Regency wall coverings, Tabriz rugs, fine antiques and cozy fireplaces.

Forging new culinary paths with the creation of a distinctive Connecticut Cuisine, the food and beverage scene at The Mayflower Inn & Spa is truly regional and relies on the use of fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients from Connecticut’s coast and countryside.  Much of the produce served is grown in its own greenhouse and the Mayflower works closely with local organic farmers in Litchfield County and with seafood suppliers along the Connecticut Shore.

The property also boasts a 20,000 square-foot spa where guests are refreshed and restored in mind, body and spirit. The Mayflower Spa brings new vision and innovative concepts to the spa experience. The spa’s staff takes a highly personalized and holistic approach that encompasses spiritual as well as physical well-being. The dazzling and serene Spa House sits on a hill overlooking Blue Heron Pond.  It is a sybaritic retreat that blends physical challenges, restorative treatments and practices, five-star accommodations and innovative spa cuisine. 

The Inn’s 58 acres are filled with rare trees and breathtaking gardens in the tradition of England’s finest landscape designers. The spectacular natural scenery is an integral part of the Mayflower experience.  Guests can make the most of this serene outdoor setting with a variety of activities including hiking cycling, leaf peeping, skiing, or snowshoeing over the grounds and in the nearby Steeprock Reserve, one of New England’s most stunning nature preserves.

The 17th annual Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards survey reveals readers’ favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, safari outfitters, tour operators and has become the ultimate insider’s guide to the hottest and most valued places to visit this year by Travel + Leisure’s most discerning readers. According to the survey, The Mayflower Inn & Spa was ranked eighth in the “Top Inns in the Continental U.S.” category.

To view The Mayflower Inn & Spa and the rest of the 2012 World’s Best Awards, please visit Travel + Leisure on the web at www.TravelandLeisure.com.

About The Mayflower Inn & Spa
Located in the idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut, less than two hours from New York City, the 30-room Mayflower Inn & Spa is a destination spa and country house hotel nestled among 58 acres of gardens. The Relais & Châteaux designated property, also a long-time recipient of the coveted Forbes 5-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards, offers luxurious accommodations in a picturesque setting, surrounded by 3,000 acres of nature preserve. The Mayflower also boasts classic dining experiences featuring seasonal menus, delectable spa cuisine and state-of-the-art Teahouse meeting space, providing the perfect retreat for everything from a restorative spa escape to a quick getaway. For more information please visit http://www.mayflowerinn.com.

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