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TripAdvisorŪ announces 2014 Certificate of Excellence winners

TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, has announced its 2014 Certificate of Excellence award recipients. Nearly 58,000 U.S. hospitality businesses have been awarded this year, including more than 450 Carlson Rezidor hotels. Now in its fourth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.com. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence," said Marc Charron, president of TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most; their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience."

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five. Volume and recency of reviews, as well as a business' tenure and popularity ranking are also factored into the algorithm.

According to a recent PhoCusWright study of more than 12,000 respondents from around the world, TripAdvisor awards help set them apart from their competitors: 65 percent of respondents are more likely to book hotels that receive awards from TripAdvisor.

Click here to view the full list of Carlson Rezidor hotels that have achieved 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence status.

May 28, 2014
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More than 450 Carlson Rezidor properties worldwide received the coveted award this year, which is based on outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.com.