CityZen Receives Prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for Eighth Consecutive Year

Hong Kong, 16 August 2013 - CityZen, the acclaimed signature restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., has been awarded the coveted American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Five Diamond Award for 2014. Currently, the restaurant is the only establishment to have earned the prestigious accolade in Washington, DC. 

“This level of recognition is truly appreciated, and we are thrilled to be, once again, recognized by AAA with this distinction for 2014,” said Executive Chef Eric Ziebold. “We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience for our patrons, so to have AAA reward us for our efforts, it is a great accomplishment that is shared equally among all out team members. We are honored to be categorized amongst an exclusive group of acclaimed restaurants.” 

The AAA Five Diamond Award is given to selected restaurants that demonstrate the highest level of excellence in every aspect of operation. To be considered for the AAA rating, restaurants must undergo a thorough inspection by one of AAA’s full-time, trained, professional evaluators. AAA Diamond ratings reflect the overall food, service, décor and ambiance offered by the establishment. Of the 29,000 restaurants reviewed by AAA in the United States, fewer than one-quarter percent of establishments have achieved the prestigious Five Diamond distinction. 

About CityZen 

Since opening in September 2004, CityZen has delighted guests with its modern American cuisine, under the guidance of critically acclaimed Executive Chef Eric Ziebold. Offering three menu offerings including, a four-course menu for $90, a six-course vegetarian tasting menu offered at $110, and a six-course chef’s tasting menu priced at $120, the culinary experience at CityZen features an updated interpretation of culinary traditions, presented with a modern flair. CityZen is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday, 6 – 9:30 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. The bar is open -more- Page 2 Tuesday through Thursday, 6 – 11 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 5:30 – 11:30 p.m. For reservations, information, or inquiries about private dinners in CityZen, please call (202) 787-6140 or visit www.cityzenrestaurant.com.

About Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

The hotel’s unique location on the southwest waterfront makes Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. the only hotel offering views of the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and Washington Marina. In addition to exceptional accommodations and gracious service, the hotel features the Forbes Four-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Muze, with locally sourced, Asian-inspired fare and fabulous views, and the AAA Five Diamond CityZen.  For reservations, please contact the hotel directly at +1 (202) 787-6140, toll free (888) 888-1778, or visit www.mandarinoriental.com/washington.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand, the Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 15 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 15 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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