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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Orchids at Palm Court Named Four Star Restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide In Its 2014 Annual Star Rating Announcement

February 1, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Orchids at Palm Court has been honored with a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating for 2014, further establishing it as one of the world’s premier restaurants with truly exceptional cuisine and service.

Orchids at Palm Court is the only restaurant in Cincinnati, and only one of three in Ohio, to receive a star rating.

The menu is updated weekly based on the availability of the freshest ingredients, using local and organic products whenever possible, including the hotel’s rooftop beehive and herb garden and Chef Kelly’s local farm. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Orchids at Palm Court, located in Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, features modern American food using French technique created by director of food & beverage and Executive Chef Todd Kelly. The menu is updated weekly based on the availability of the freshest ingredients, using local and organic products whenever possible, including the hotel’s rooftop beehive and herb garden and Chef Kelly’s local farm.

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes,” said Chef Kelly. “This award solidifies all of
the effort put forth by the staff on a daily basis.”

“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.”

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

ForbesTravelGuide.com combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. ForbesTravelGuide.com is the exclusive online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Accolades and awards include:

  • #7 Rated Restaurant in the U.S.A. for 2014 – Open Table
  • Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil) Four Star Rating – the only one in Cincinnati and one of only two in Ohio.
  • American Automobile Association’s (AAA) coveted four-diamond award
  • Hilton Hotels & Resort’s #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year
  • Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Restaurant in Cincinnati for five consecutive years
  • Zagat Survey’s choice for Cincinnati’s “Top Overall Restaurant” for 2013, 2012 & 2011
  • Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation’s 2011-2012 Chef of the Year, the highest honor given in the 50,000+ chef national organization
  • Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotel & Resort’s Signature Chef, just one of six in the U.S.
  • American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence – 2013 & 2007

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world’s finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest’s most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com orwww.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.

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