The Benjamin Receives TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence

The Benjamin Receives TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence 
Recognition Honors Top 10% of Businesses on World's Largest Travel
NEW YORK, NY  -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 --  The Benjamin, a luxury
boutique hotel ideally located on 50th Street and Lexington Avenue in
New York City, is proud to be a recipient of the TripAdvisor® 2013
Certificate of Excellence. Now in its third year, the world's largest
travel site* takes this annual opportunity to celebrates hospitality
excellence with a recognition given only to establishments that
consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews, with noteworthy
praise and positive comments, on TripAdvisor. Winners of the
Certificate of Excellence represent the upper echelon of businesses
listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the
prestigious award.  
"We're delighted to celebrate the success of hospitality businesses
around the world, from Auckland to San Francisco, Hong Kong to Paris,
which are consistently offering travelers an outstanding customer
experience," said Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO, TripAdvisor.
"The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing
establishments the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from
those who matter most -- their customers." 
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. 
"Our team at The Benjamin goes above and beyond to ensure that our
guests have an exceptional experience, whether it is a celebratory
occasion or a midweek business trip," said Joe Gaeta, general
manager. "To receive this amazing recognition from TripAdvisor
underscores that our hospitality is appreciated and noted; it is a
wonderful, well-deserved honor for the entire staff." 
The Benjamin will conclude the final phase of its full-scale
renovation this summer with a complete redesign of its rooms under
the guidance of Lauren Rottet, the namesake and founder of Rottet
Studio. The aesthetic of the 209 guest rooms and suites are chiefly
reflective of Rottet's philosophy to create environments that feel
personalized and residential. 
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The Benjamin, situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan at the
corner of Lexington Avenue and 50th Street, helps leaders from around
the globe make the most of every New York minute in an intimate,
boutique-style setting. The four-star property features 209 terrace
suites, suites & guestrooms, The National Bar & Dining Rooms by Iron
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Federico Hair & Spa, a world-renowned Sleep
Program, the industry's first & only dedicated Sleep Concierge,
Winks' Kidzzz Club and a private guest lounge. The property affords
quick access to Fifth Avenue's high-end boutiques, Rockefeller
Center, MoMA and Central Park. The Benjamin is operated by Denihan, a
nationally recognized, independent owner and operator of boutique
hotels with more than 100 years in the hospitality and service
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 200 million unique monthly visitors**,
and over 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.5
million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites
operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under
TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated
division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of
monthly TripAdvisor visitors. 
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under
20 other travel media brands:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and  
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide,
March 2013 
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--  Benjamin Terrace

Carla Caccavale
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