Irving, TX (June 3, 2013) - Pillar Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce recipients of the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2013. Pillar hotels honored include the Hampton Inn Grand Rapids-North, Hampton Inn Laredo, Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront, Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore, Holiday Inn Flint, Homewood Suites by Hilton Erie, Homewood Suites Warwick, , Hyatt Place Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs, Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Keystone, , SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North, Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel and the SpringHill Suites Tulsa.
"We were delighted to learn of these hotels' outstanding achievement and want to congratulate their teams on this well-deserved award," said Dawna Comeaux, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Pillar Hotels & Resorts. "Receiving an award of this caliber based solely on guest reviews is the highest honor a hotel can receive."
"Trip Advisor is an important media by which we evaluate the quality of our hotel operations because it is feedback that is unsolicited, immediate and straight from the hearts of our guests," shared Dale Turner, Senior Vice President of Hotel Performance Support for Pillar Hotels & Resorts."We heartily congratulate our team members at these hotels and appreciate their consistent delivery of friendly service and exceeding the expectations of our customers."
The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.
"TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience," said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most - their customers."