The Peabody Orlando Wins Coveted Restaurants & Institutions 2006 Ivy Award

ORLANDO, FL — (MARKET WIRE) — 03/16/2006 — The Peabody Orlando is named one of six winners of the 2006 Restaurants & Institutions magazine’s Ivy Award and will be inducted into the Ivy Society at an awards ceremony in Chicago on May 21, 2006.

“We are absolutely delighted to have won this most prestigious award,” said John Askew, director of food and beverage for The Peabody Orlando. “Restaurants & Institutions magazine’s Ivy Award is unique in that representatives of all previous Ivy Awards winners nominate the new slate of exemplary restaurants, hotels and institutions. The Peabody Orlando is in very good company with such great names as the Inn at Little Washington, Washington, DC., Antoines’ New Orleans, Citrus, Los Angeles and Joe’s Stone Crab House, Miami Beach, Fl. Winning this award is a great tribute and affirmation of our F+B associates’ dedication to Peabody Service Excellence®.”

There are three award-winning restaurants and banquet department at The Peabody Orlando: Dux, the hotel’s signature, Four Diamond restaurant, Capriccio® Grill Italian Steakhouse, and the B-Line Diner. The banquet menus, food and presentation are legendary and are regarded as of “stand alone” restaurant quality. A popular monthly wine pairing dinner is held at Capriccio® Grill and has become a social fixture for local wine aficionados.

“Since we opened our doors for business on November 1, 1986, we have focused on providing the best possible menus created from the season’s freshest ingredients and produce,” said Karl Edlbauer, corporate executive chef, Peabody Hotel Group. “We have built a team of brilliant culinarians and food artists, who are on the cutting edge of current trends and developments. It is gratifying that their dedication is so well acknowledged.”

The Peabody Orlando is a Mobil Travel Guide Four Star, AAA Four Diamond, Wine Spectator, DiRoNa rated property of Peabody Hotels within the portfolio of Peabody Hotel Group, which is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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