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Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express of Lincoln both awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Recognized as Top Performing hotels as reviewed by Traveller’s on the world’s largest travel site

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[May 22, 2014]  LINCOLN - Damon Priddy, General Manager for the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express in Lincoln announced today that both properties have 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.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, volume and recently of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site. 

“I would like to thank our amazing and dedicated team at both hotels that work day and night to ensure an excellent level of service to our guests. Being selected for the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at both hotels!” said Priddy.  “With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on guest reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.” 

Priddy adds this week that the Hampton property was also awarded induction into Hilton’s Wall of Fame for the second time for performance in product, service, and quality. The Wall of Fame recognizes the top 15% of hotels in the Hampton brand. 

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”


Champaign Hotel Ventures, LLC based in Springfield, Illinois, recently acquired the Holiday Inn Express in January 2014. The Hampton Inn brand is part of the Hilton franchise and Holiday Inn Express is an InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) franchise brand. 

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, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 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.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

 **Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com


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