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DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs, conveniently located minutes from the Colorado Springs Airport, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“We are extremely pleased to be a recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Daniel Kammerer, General Manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs. “Our entire staff strives to offer our guests a memorable and comfortable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. 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 DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs
The DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs offers scenic Colorado Rocky Mountain views and is located two blocks from the World Arena Event Center, less than a mile away from a golf course and hiking trails, and just minutes from some of Colorado’s largest attractions. The 299 rooms and suites at the award-winning Colorado Springs hotel are perfect offerings for business and leisure travelers alike. In addition, the hotel boasts two onsite restaurants and upscale catering options for meetings and events. The DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs provides more than 25,000 square feet of event space, suitable for social, corporate and wedding events. The outdoor patio with a dynamic water feature makes for great entertainment. Additionally, onsite is a modern fitness room, indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. The DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs is owned and managed by an affiliate of GF Management. GF Management is a leading national hotel ownership and management company, specializing in hotels, resorts, golf courses and other related hospitality assets. For more information on GF Management please visit www.gfhotels.com.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of 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 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, 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, www.besttables.com and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.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, and www.virtualtourist.com.

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016

***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

Contact: Cheyenne Motto Tel: (719)527-4661 Email: CMotto@coloradospringsdoubletree.com

Source: DoubleTree byHilton Hotel Colorado Springs