Well it is Linda Mummert back again with more exciting hotel news.  Our own Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel announced yesterday that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
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.
“The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Jim Bartholomay, general manager of the 293-room, full service hotel. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”
The Four-Diamond-rated Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel was named one of the 2012 Best Hotels in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Located at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. in Tampa, the property features the award-winning Pelagia Trattoria restaurant, a newly renovated fitness center, an outdoor pool and 12,500 square feet of meeting space. For more information, call 813-877-9200 or 1-800-644-2685 or go to http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpaim-renaissance-tampa-international-plaza-hotel/.

Over and out for now until next time with more up to date news!