Epicurean Travelers Enjoy Special Rate At Harbor View Hotel During Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- From Oct. 17-20, foodies and wine aficionados from near and far will celebrate some of New England's finest, freshest cuisine as they flock to the 2013 Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival. Those who are making the trek to the island to experience the event can enjoy a special overnight starting rate of $399 at Harbor View Hotel. This historic Edgartown hotspot--mere steps from the festivities--boasts breathtaking views, comfortable accommodations and an award-winning restaurant, Water Street. The rate includes two tickets to the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, Oct. 19 and all taxes. A Friday-night stay can be added for $169, plus tax.

Harbor View Hotel will also host two of the festival's many events: the Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 18 and the Grand Sunday Brunch on Oct. 20. Both will be held at the hotel's award-winning restaurant, Water Street, and will feature seasonal cuisine by Executive Chef Shaun Brian Sells, who is one of this year's Presenting Chefs. Other festivities held around Edgartown include the "First Sommelier Throw Down," the "Chocolate! and Wine" seminar and "Fresh off the Farm," which celebrates local food from island chefs and farmers, including Harbor View's Executive Sous Chef Nathan Gould. In addition to educating attendees about the importance of enjoying local food, the Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival also supports Island Grown Schools, which connects young Islanders with area farms and farmers.

Harbor View Hotel's offer is based on availability. Restrictions may apply, and it cannot be combined with other offers. For more information please call (800) 225-6005 or visit http://www.harbor-view.com. To find out more about Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival or to purchase tickets for specific events, visit http://www.mvfoodandwine.com/.
About Harbor View Hotel
A beloved fixture on the Vineyard since 1891, the Harbor View Hotel offers luxury guest rooms and suites in the heart of historic Edgartown. From its broad veranda, the hotel boasts spectacular views of Edgartown Harbor, the Vineyard's premier sailing and yachting location, where guests can set sail on a variety of boating adventures arranged through Harbor View Hotel's own waterfront concierge. In 2012 Harbor View Hotel was named one of the "Top 50 U.S. Resorts" in Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" issue, "Best Hotel on the Vineyard" by Martha's Vineyard Magazine and was named "Best Resort/Hotel" by Cape Cod Magazine's Gold Awards. The Harbor View is a member of Historic Hotels of America� and is managed by Scout Hotels. For more information call (800) 225-6005 or visit www.harbor-view.com.


Katie Van Ness
Middleton & Gendron Inc.
(212) 284-9937