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2004 GAYOT.COM SITE NEWS



Ski Magazine Names Gayot "Leader of the Pack"
In the November 2004 issue of Ski Magazine, gayot.com was featured as one of four top online restaurant sites. "These websites are leading the pack," according to the article. Users can "browse detailed restaurant reviews" and "read articles on dining trends in different locations or browse the food-and-wine related events calendar." The "plus," according to the publication: "The reviewers are professional food writers who visit every establishment they review and recommend specific dishes at most venues."


Yahoo! Partners With GAYOT
Yahoo! Inc., the Internet's leading global consumer and business services company, reaching more than 237 million unique users in 25 countries and 13 languages, has chosen Gayot as its restaurant content provider. Now GAYOT dining insights are just a click away at Yahoo!
Click here
to read the press release.


The Gayot Restaurant Issue: Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
Here are the stars in our personal charts: These 40 restaurants are the places to invest in serious and breathtaking adventures in food and wine. In addition, we look at chefs on the ascendant in Rising Chefs; the perfect finale makers in Pastry Chefs; local heros in Regional Chefs; and, in Extreme Cuisine, those who are creating a whole new approach to cooking.


Verizon MobileWeb 2.0 & Vindigo Dine Out with GAYOT
 
Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, and Vindigo Studios, specializing in consumer mobile device applications, have signed on GAYOT to launch Vindigo Restaurants on the Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 service.

Read our Mobil Web news !


Hotel Coverage Expands in San Jose, Sacramento, Monterey
Whether your accommodation needs are for business or pleasure, when you're heading to California, turn to GAYOT for your hotel options in San Jose, Sacramento and the Monterey Peninsula. Plus we've found the best romantic, spa and value properties.


TASTES Checks Out The Top 10 Ranches in the Wild West

Whether classic or creative, ranches are a staple of American lodging, and we've compiled a selection of the finest in the wild, wild West. Happy trails.



Who Let The Toques Out?
Now you can search Gayot restaurants by ratings in each market. Want to know who wears the top toque in your city? Click here. See an explanation of our ratings here.


Gayot Goes to Work: Business Travel Guides
Our Business Travel Guides will help you impress clients with the finest hotels, restaurants and entertainment in business destinations around the globe.


In the Blink of Your Third Eye: More Spa Coverage
Rejuvenate at an ayurvedic spa in India, find vinothérapie in France or soak away your troubles at the Terme in Italy. Our expanded spa guide leads you to the best places worldwide.


Gayot and Tablet Hotels Hold The Key To Reservations
Reservations to many of the world’s most luxurious hotels are just a click away from our reviews, thanks to our partnership with Tablet Hotels and its collection of “Extraordinary Hotels for Global Nomads.”


The Rating Game for Gayot Hotels
Want to know how the hotels stack up in your favorite market? Wondering which city has the highest number of top-rated hotels? Now you can search Gayot's hotel listings by rating in each city.


Restaurant & Hotel Expansion
Dining on the East Coast? Now you can search Gayot for the best restaurants in Greenwich, Conn., as well as Daytona Beach and Southwest Florida. You can also search for the finest rooms in Charlotte, N.C., or find the most romantic accommodations, poshest boutique properties and the greatest values in our new "best of" lists for Atlanta, Miami, Philadephia and Washington, D.C.


Uniquely New York

As the saying goes, there are a thousand stories in the naked city. You can explore your own chapter in our new The Best of New York City guide.



Won't You Let Us Take You On A Sea Cruise?
When the high seas beckon, Gayot parts the ocean of choices in the cruise industry and reveals the best options for your next waterside escape.

Unconventional Coverage: New York 2004

For elephants, donkeys, or any other kind of political animal, Gayot presents a winning slate of recommendations for the Republican conventions in New York.



Dinner and a Movie on Gayot.com

Like Chateau d'Yquem and crème brûlée or Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, dinner and a movie are a classic pair. Gayot.com has been your definitive guide for dinner. Now we’ll give you the skinny on the latest, greatest films. Check out our reviews.



High Honors for André Gayot
We are pleased to share joy and pride with André Gayot, our founder and president. He has just been elevated to the degree of officer in the order of the Légion d’Honneur, for services rendered in the field of international understanding and the defence of freedom of the press. The Légion d’Honneur is the highest honor bestowed in France.


Gayot Provides Luxury Travel Info to Stratus Rewards

Gayot has formed an alliance with Stratus Rewards, a new by-invitation-only lifestyle club offering a globally accepted credit card, to provide the latest news on the hottest trends as travel advisor. Stratus Rewards enables members to earn points for using the card and then redeem them for private jet travel and other difficult-to-obtain products, unique services, rare auction items, or life-inspiring experiences. The Stratus Rewards Visa card, issued by U.S. Bank, is the first credit card loyalty program to focus on private jet travel as a redeemable reward. Full Press Release.



A New Wine Newsletter

Following the issue of our Holiday Wine Newsletter in late 2003, we have published our first quarterly Novusvinum Wine Newsletter. This exclusive newsletter features articles, news, wine selections, deals and other valuable information for the wine lover. Click here to subscribe.



Business Travel Connection

Gayot has teamed up with the Business Travel Almanac published by business exec turned writer Donna Williams. The Business Travel Almanac is a savvy tool for travelers, full of good info on airlines, hotels, restaurants, car rentals, airports and fast facts for major cities with a few tips from Gayot.com.



Hotel Expansion

We have boosted our hotel content considerably by adding several searchable markets: Austin, Denver/Colorado, Portland and Twin Cities, and internationally, London. In addition, we have expanded our popular "Best of" lists to include hotels in the categories Hip, Business, and Brunch.



Gayot Provides Restaurant Reviews for La.com

Gayot Publications is providing restaurant reviews for LA.com. The new online city guide, launched by the MediaNews Group's California Newspapers Partnership, addresses young, hip Angelenos with information on dining (provided by gayot.com), nightlife, events, hotels, shopping, attractions and showbiz.



Kudos for Gayot

The recent publication of our Top 10 Romantic Hotels was well-received by both readers and leaders in the travel industry. The Lodge At Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, which was included on the exclusive list, was delighted to receive such honorable mention by Gayot. Read the full release.



Luxury Lifestyle

Readers know us as the savvy source for restaurant and travel information (as well as wine, food and all that good stuff). We are now bringing that same discerning insider's perspective to our new Lifestyle section. This foray into a new area of the world of luxury living has taken us to luxe cars, top spas and shopping. You can find car reviews of models like the Volkswagen Touareg or the Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas. We list the top spas in the U.S. and worldwide. And last but not least, visit our shopping page whenever you need fresh ideas for gifts and more.


Paris Hotels

Readers can now search for hotels in Paris by rating, category, or features, such as massage, business center, complimentary breakfast, etc. All reviews are written by our savvy, in-the-know writers, who apply the highest standards to weed out the great from the merely overrated.



Newsletters

Our ever-growing, popular series of newsletters (Tastes, The Food Paper New York, The Food Paper Los Angeles, The Food Paper San Francisco, and more recently the Holiday & Gift Newsletter and Wine Newsletter) has created the need for a third-party system powered by Microsoft bCentral. Readers can now opt-in to our mailing list or update their personal record by using our new easy-to-use system.



Gayot and the Weather

Gayot has partnered with The Weather Channel to bring timely weather information to the world. Find the new feature in Gayot Travel.



Editorial: Slow Food, Fast Food

The resurgence of artisan cheeses, heirloom tomatoes and other carefully crafted goods is balancing the movement toward faster foods. We were stunned to hear the first Starbucks is about to open in Paris. Our editorial asks you to take things slowly and choose more carefully for better health and longevity.


Discount Travel Booking

Gayot.com now offers users the ability to book travel at low discounted rates. Whether you need to make a hotel reservation, book a flight or rent a car, we help you find the best rates. Click here to start.



New Hotels and Additional Hotels in Existing Markets

We have added hundreds of new hotels to our hotel database in New York, Las Vegas and Hawaii and added Orange County, CA and Washington DC. Gayot continuously updates hotels in its featured cities. Readers can look for rooms and suites by hotel name, area, rating, category (e.g. B&B or Luxury) and features such as Golf, Spa, Business Center etc. and read thousands of hotel reviews.



Gayot Partners With SMARTpages.com

Gayot continues to expand its presence on the Web by partnering with SMARTpages.com. Gayot's restaurant and travel content, including the popular Hot 10 restaurant lists for cities across the U.S., is now accessible on SMARTpages.com, one of the leading sources for comprehensive local business information online. SMARTpages.com is an online product of SBC Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Inc., an SBC company.



Successful Launch of The FoodPaper Newsletter Series

Gayot has successfully launched the The Food Paper's Newsletter Series for Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The currently free newsletters are a forum to inform readers about new restaurants, important events for food and wine lovers, new products, cookbooks, travel tips and more for their region and beyond. Sign up for TFP's free monthly newsletters or find out more.



Gayot Continues Hotel Updates

Gayot continuously updates hotels in its featured cities. Readers can look for rooms and suites by hotel name, area, rating, category (e.g. B&B or Luxury) and features such as Golf, Spa, Business Center etc. and read thousands of hotel reviews.



Gayot Teams Up With CityPass

Gayot recently added a new partner to its roster of affiliates. CityPass offers travelers reduced prices for visiting attractions in U.S. cities. Find out more.



Enhanced Search Options

Gayot has implemented a new advanced search page, which enables users to search for anything within our family of sites (Gayot.com, NovusVinum.com, TheFoodPaper.com, Qualiteas.com, ChateauGayot.com).

Also, users can now search for restaurant by rating in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.



The Best Spas

Gayot has added a spa section to its popular travel content. The following lists the most exclusive, luxurious spas around the country as well as Mexico, Central America and Canada.



New: Orlando and San Antonio Hotel Searches
We have expanded our hotel coverage! You can now search Orlando hotels as well as San Antonio Hotels to find the best beds for you...


New: Restaurant Ratings for Orange County, CA
Behind the "Orange Curtain" there are a vast number of excellent restaurants from the spectacular Sunday brunch at Accents of The Sutton Place Hotel to foie gras, sturgeon, and lobster at the fine old-world style The Dining Room of The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Hotel. Want to know how your favorites rate? Take a look. We have just added the rating feature for Orange County, CA Restaurants. Bon appetit!


New: Miami Hotels
We have expanded our hotel coverage! You can now search Miami hotels to find the best beds for you...


Gayot Partners with Toptable
Gayot has entered a partnership with
toptable: UK Restaurants, Europe's leading free restaurant booking and advisory service, backed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Rhodes. This new feature will be available on our London Dining site shortly.



Gayot's Restaurant Content on Cox
Gayot is now providing restaurant content for our partner Cox.net covering 15 cities. How do you find our reviews? Click on Entertainment on their site and next on Restaurants. Bon Appetit!


For the Best in Metropolitan Dining: Gayot's "Best of"
Looking for the best sushi in Los Angeles, finest French in New York and most authentic Chinese in San Francisco? Check out our "Best of" lists for cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Hawaii, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.


Gayot's reviews now available on AT&T Wireless' mMode Service

Through Vindigo's Vindigo 2.0 application, Gayot's frank and witty restaurant reviews are now available to AT&T Wireless customers with J2ME-enabled mobile phones.

With the debut of its Java-enabled service, the company now supports every major wireless and mobile device platform. Vindigo 2.0 is available for a monthly subscription fee of $3.50, which appears on AT&T Wireless customers' mobile phone bill. New users can download a 10-day trial, free of charge.

Sales of J2ME-enabled cell phones will increase 79 percent to 17.6 million units in the United States in 2003.

AT&T Wireless mMode customers using J2ME-enabled phones can download Vindigo 2.0 wirelessly to access entertainment and local information, including Gayot restaurant reviews, museum exhibits, bars, stores, movie reviews and show times.


New on Gayot.com: Restaurant Ratings
Now you can get online ratings of restaurants in major U.S. cities, as well as Paris and London. Gayot's restaurant reviews for those areas feature numerical ratings and a key to help explain the rating system.


New on Gayot.com: Online Guides
Gayot introduces its new series of online travel guides, designed to help you find your way around the best restaurants, hotels and events in cities and countries around the world. You can also get tips on regional cookbooks and gifts so begin the journey.


New on Gayot.com: Shop!
Gayot is pleased to announce the opening of its revamped and revitalized shopping section, which offers everything the food, wine and travel enthusiast could want in their quest for the Good Life! Stop in and browse, and be sure to bookmark the page as new specials and promotions will be offered on an ongoing basis! Click here to see what's in store!

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RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.