Red Carnation Hotels Celebrates as all 17 of its Properties are Awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

DELRAY BEAC, FL, June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Red Carnation Hotel Collection recently 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 into 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 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

The Hall of Fame has been established to mark the fifth anniversary of TripAdvisor's Certificates of Excellence Awards, and recognizes businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years, representing only two percent of businesses on TripAdvisor.

Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of The Red Carnation Hotels, commented:

"The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is 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. We 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."

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site," said Marc Charron, President, TripAdvisor for Business. "By 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."

The Red Carnation Hotels that have been received in to the Hall of Fame are:

The collection's stand-alone cocktail bar and restaurant bbar near Buckingham Palace in London was also welcomed into 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 and Spa, The Chesterfield Mayfair and The Lodge at Ashford Castle, plus all of the above.

About TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence
TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Awards celebrate the best in hospitality and are given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler 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 travelers 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 TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from travelers 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 2015

About The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is an award-winning collection of five- and four-star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Palm Beach, South Africa and Ireland. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities central to the Red Carnation's ethos that win them so many prestigious awards - 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.

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