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If you are on assignment and would like to stay at L'Auberge Carmel or dine at Aubergine, we would be pleased to assist with your press trip. For further information, photography or to answer questions, please contact:


Melissa Welles 




Travel & Leisure - Top 500 World’s Best Hotels List - 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007

Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef- Executive Chef Justin Cogley

Conde Nast Traveler- Top 25 Hotels in Northern California, 2013
Forbes Four Star Hotel - 2013
Food & Wine - Executive Chef Justin Cogley - Best New Chef 2013

Trip Advisor - 2012 Certificate of Excellence

Conde Nast Traveler - Finialist for Most Excellent Inn, January 2012

Zagat - Aubergine is rated Fifth Best in San Francisco and the Bay Area, September 2011

Conde Nast Traveler - Most Excellent Romantic Getaway, January 2011
Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List January 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006
Condé Nast Traveler - Readers’ Choice Awards #11
                                             Best Small Hotel in the U.S. November 2009
Gayot.com - Top 10 New Restaurants in U.S. - November 2008 - Aubergine
Condé Nast - Johansen’s Awards for Excellence - Most Excellent Small Hotel in USA -February 2007
Travel & Leisure - #22 hotel in the Top 100 in the Continental U.S. and Canada August 2006
Wine Spectator - Best Award of Excellence - Aubergine
Bon Appetit - Best of the Year, Restaurant Hot Seat


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Central Coast Classic & Cool by Joanne DiBona, USA Today Travel, October 11, 2013


Coastal California: From the Bay Area to Monterey in an Aston Martin D85, Automobile Magazine, August 2013


travel: rediscovering coastal cuisine… by the ulteriror epicure, ulteriorepicure.com, April 24, 2013


Coastal Retreat in the Heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea: L'Auberge Carmel by Nicolle Monico, Just Luxe, April 4, 2013


Carmel, CA - Part II by Mari Chatlin, Mari's Travel Blog, March 27, 2013


The Most Romantic Old-World Hideaway in Northern California: L'Auberge Carmel by Ann Abel, Forbes.com, March 21, 2013


European Charm by Casey Chiotti, San Diego Magazine, March 2013


L'Auberge Carmel hotel gets million-dollar makeover by Phillip Molnar, Monterey Herald, December 19, 2012


Carmel offers gifts that can't be wrapped by Jeanne Cooper, SFGate, December 11, 2012


Carmel's L'Auberge gets a cosmetic make-over by Elaine Hesser, Off 68, November 29, 2012


L'Auberge Carmel - Old World Luxury by the Sea, Global Adventures, November 2012


L'Auberge Carmel & Aubergine Restaurant Goes Through Extensive Remodel, Luxury Travel Magazine, November 22, 2012


A Chateaux by the Sea by Lisa Crawford Watson, Guest Live Monterey Bay, July 12, 2012


About.com Guide, by Betsy Malloy, May 2012


Fink dishes out luxury, Mike Hale, Monterey Hearald, April 10, 2012


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