Toronto â June 2, 2015 - The Red Carnation Hotel Collection (www.
redcarnation.com) announced that every single one of its 17 properties worldwide has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2015 award. Furthermore, 13 of its properties have been inducted in to TripAdvisor's inaugural Hall of Fame, a higher proportion than any other UK hotel group. Now in its fifth year, the Certificate of Excellence Award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The Hall of Fame has been established to mark the fifth anniversary of TripAdvisor's Certificates of Excellence Awards, and recognises businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years, representing only two per cent of businesses on TripAdvisor. âRed Carnation Hotels are thrilled to have so many of our properties welcomed in to TripAdvisor's inaugural Hall of Fame. Winning year after year, together with the high rankings our hotels enjoy, has had a very positive impact on our business, helping us stand out from the competition in each of the locations we operate in,â says Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels. âWe are firm believers in the transparency of online guest reviews, which challenges us every day to deliver exceptional service and incredible guest experiences. These awards are a great source of pride for the entire team at Red Carnation Hotels and we would like to thank all of our guests who have taken the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor.â"TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travellers on the site,â says Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. âBy putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.âThe Red Carnation Hotels that have been received in to the Hall of Fame are: The Milestone Hotel; Hotel 41; Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa; Ashford Castle; Hotel d'Angleterre; The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa; The Oyster Box Hotel and Spa; Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat; The Montague on the Gardens; The Rubens at the Palace; The Duke of Richmond; The Chesterfield Palm Beach and The Acorn Inn. The collection's stand-alone cocktail bar and restaurant Bbar near Buckingham Palace in London was also welcomed in to the Hall of Fame.The Red Carnation Hotels that have received Certificates of Excellence for 2015 are The Egerton House Hotel, The Old Government House Hotel & Spa; The Chesterfield Mayfair and The Lodge at Ashford Castle, plus all of the above. The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Ireland, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards â splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of the Red Carnation Collection, please go to www.redcarnationhotels.com.-ENDS-A selection of high resolution images can be downloaded at http://media.redcarnationhotels.com/libraryhome.tlx About TripAdvisor Certificates of ExcellenceTripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Awards celebrate the best in hospitality and are given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. When selecting winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the recipients, taking into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as the business's tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. About TripAdvisorTripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. 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 24 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.besttables.com), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn. *Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015For more information on Red Carnation Hotels, please contact:Katherine ChinPR & Digital Media SpecialistThe Travel Corporation, Canada33 Kern Road, Toronto, ON M3B 1S9T 416-322-8468 ext. 7536E email@example.comMarie Anne MacRaeGlobal VP, Strategic Partnerships The Travel Corporation33 Kern Road, Toronto, ON M3B 1S9T 416-915-7016E firstname.lastname@example.org