The Historic Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel Receives 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

  The Historic Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel Receives 2012 TripAdvisor
  Certificate of Excellence Award

   Honored as a Highly Rated Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s
                             Largest Travel Site

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- July 18, 2012

The historic Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, Washington DC today announced that
it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. 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. Approximately 10 percent of
accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an
overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by
travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews
received within the last 12 months.

“We are honored to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said
Sholeh K. Kia, Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel’s general manger. “We strive to
inspire our customers with a memorable experience, and this accolade is
evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on
TripAdvisor.”

The 318-room hotel, located in the business corridor in the heart of
Washington, D.C., began a full property refurbishment project in late June.
“We anticipate that our new luxurious guestrooms and lobby will only further
enhance our guest experience,” said Kia.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent
excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen,
president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award
gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they
deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants
in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor
travelers a great customer experience.”

About The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel and 14K Restaurant

Located at 14^th and K Streets in the heart of downtown Washington D.C., the
historic 318-room Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel is the ideal destination for
meeting attendees, business and leisure travelers. The hotel is situated one
block from the McPherson Square Metrorail station, five blocks from the
convention center, five blocks from the White House and within walking
distance to the National Mall, theatres, and Smithsonian museums. The hotel
features 7,000 square feet of meeting space, 24-hour valet parking and fitness
center, 17 suites, Club Level accommodations and this pet friendly hotel is
the only Washington, D.C. hotel with a “Women’s Inspired Networking” program
to include a dedicated woman’s floor Sundays through Thursdays, personalized
concierge service, and an invitation to “WIN” Dinner. The Hamilton Crowne
Plaza Hotel is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts
(www.interstatehotels.com). For more information about the hotel, please visit
www.hamiltonhoteldc.com.

14K Restaurant offers Regional American Contemporary Cuisine surrounded by a
comfortably elegant and casual atmosphere. 14K Restaurant's patio, overlooking
Franklin Square Park, is the perfect place to enjoy the finest in food and
beverage. For more information, please visit www.14KRestaurant.com.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan
and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real
travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with
seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest
travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly
visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30
countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also
includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the
tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other
travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million
unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor's travel media brands include
www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com,
www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com,
www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com,
www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com,www.seatguru.com,
www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com,
www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com,
www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries,
Worldwide, January 2012

Contact:

Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
Regina Willson, Director of Sales and Marketing
202-682-0111
regina.willson@interstatehotels.com
or
TRIPADVISOR PR TEAM:
mediarelationsta@tripadvisor.com
 
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