Fodor’s selects local Inn as Top 100 Hotel

The Inn at Shelburne Farms was chosen as one of the Fodor’s Top 100 Hotels. Selected by the experts at Fodor’s Travel, this second-annual list features a new selection of hotels across nine categories that represent the year’s global hospitality trends. Featured in the Trendsetter category along with 10 other hotels, the Inn was one of five featured in a CBS This Morning interview with Fodor’s Travel executive editorial director Arabella Bowen.

“Our Fodor’s editors and contributors are constantly evaluating hotels throughout the year, and the Fodor’s 100 represent our top picks for travelers right now,” explained Bowen. “We look for properties with great amenities and stellar service that offer a unique experience to guests.”

Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the property features a 1,400-acre nonprofit working farm, an environmental education center, and the 24-room lakeside Inn that is a National Historic Landmark.

Each year, Fodor’s Travel invites their roster of 700 global contributors to nominate the best hotels in their destinations. For the 2012 list, Fodor’s senior editorial team deliberated on over 4,000 nominations, then consulting independent travel reviews and conducting in-person site visits to further narrow down their top choices.

The complete list of this year’s Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winners is available online at http://www.fodors.com/hotel-awards/2012 and as a free eBook.

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