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 firstname.lastname@example.org or TRIPADVISOR PR TEAM: email@example.com
The Historic Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel Receives 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
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