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18 Benchmark Hospitality Int'l Hotels and Resorts Awarded TripAdvisor's
Certificate of Excellence for 2012


'Highly Rated Hotels & Resorts' by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2012 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced that 18 of its properties have received the 2012 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence, which honors top-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions in the United States and globally.  The Certificate of Excellence is determined by traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
 
"It is an honor to have so many of our properties recognized with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Greg Champion, chief operating officer for Benchmark Hospitality International.  "Every day we endeavor to provide our customers across our portfolio of 35 properties with an outstanding hospitality experience, and this recognition of our service team's hard work is truly rewarding."
 
To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, Benchmark Hospitality properties had to maintain an average TripAdvisor rating score of at least 4 out of a possible 5 as reviewed by travelers on the popular site.   Additional criteria included the volume of reviews and how recently they have been submitted by TripAdvisor travelers.
 
Benchmark Hospitality International properties that are 2012 recipients of the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence include:

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest online travel community, enabling consumers to plan trips based on input from fellow travelers. TripAdvisor offers advice from actual travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites experience more than 50 million unique visitors each month and over 60 million reviews and opinions, available for the review of the global traveling public.
 
For more information on Benchmark Hospitality International, or Benchmark hotels and resorts, including high resolution photography, visit www.BenchmarkHospitality.com / http://www.benchmarkhospitality.com/Media_Center/Images.asp
 
*  A Personal Luxury Resort & Hotel property by Benchmark Hospitality International.

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 millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

About Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM
Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM represents a hand-picked group of 13 luxurious properties, in spectacular U.S. destinations coast to coast and off shore.  Each hotel and resort delivers personal luxury in a spirit true to its own distinctive locale, yet in unison with the collection’s shared mission. A division of Benchmark Hospitality International, for 30 years a leading US-based hospitality management company, and led by a proven and seasoned team of award-winning luxury hospitality professionals, Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over predictability.  With Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM, luxury is always personal.
 
About Benchmark Hospitality International
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Benchmark Hospitality is also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  The company's eastern regional office is in New Jersey, western regional office is in Washington, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark's properties and additional information, visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com.
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Ken Ellens
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201-758-2864
KenEllens@aol.com



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