SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

June 15, 2012 11:30 ET

Courtyard Toronto Downtown Wins Prestigious TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence

Outstanding Traveler Reviews Net Hospitality Award for Prominent Hotel

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Jun 15, 2012) - Defining excellence in hospitality, the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown hotel has recently been named recipient of the TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence award.

In attaining the Certificate of Excellence, the Courtyard Toronto Downtown hotel consistently received commendations of praise from TripAdvisor travelers to attain a 4 rating of exceptional achievement. Criteria for the award include a high volume of reviews and an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five over the past 12 months. Welcoming Toronto visitors with 550 well-appointed guest rooms and 25 spacious suites, this Toronto hotel's downtown lodging is the world's largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott and boasts a host of amenities to provide guests with an exceptional hotel experience.

Recognizing the Certificate of Excellence is bestowed only on those establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the Courtyard strives to offer excellent service and hospitality to guests who choose the hotel's prominent accommodations in Toronto as their destination while staying in the city's downtown district.

"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."

In congratulating the Courtyard Toronto Downtown, TripAdvisor noted the award is presented to only about 10 percent of businesses listed on the popular travel website.

Located near some of the most exciting shopping in Toronto, the Courtyard Toronto Downtown Hotel provides guests with easy access to Eaton Centre, Bloor, Yorkville and other popular entertainment and business districts, drawing both business and leisure travelers with its state-of-the-art amenities and welcoming atmosphere. Complimentary 100mbps wireless Internet access is provided throughout the property, along with the Courtyard's signature GoBoard technology and welcoming Bistro in the hotel's comfortable lobby. Featuring two on-site restaurants, serving Starbucks® Coffees and an abundance of nearby dining opportunities just steps away, Courtyard guests don't have far to go whether seeking a choice among Toronto breakfast restaurants, street side grills, coffee houses, sports bars or acclaimed full-service establishments.

About the Courtyard Toronto Downtown Hotel
As the largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott in the world, the Courtyard Toronto Downtown offers guests high style and technology in the heart of downtown. A redesigned flexible lobby space is the perfect place for both working and relaxing, with 100 mbps high-speed wireless Internet and comfortable niches to meet with new friends. Settle into your spacious guestroom, where you'll enjoy a 32-inch flat-screen TV, individual climate control, and high-speed wireless Internet access. For those who need extra sleeping space, double rooms with two queen beds are available. Keep up with fitness goals at the 24-hour fitness facility and indoor lap pool. When it's time to fuel up, get healthy fare throughout the day at Yonge Street Grille, or snacks, Starbucks® coffees, and cocktails at The Bistro. Before heading out to explore the city, check in with the lobby GoBoard®, a touch screen with local information and news, and then check out dining, shopping, and entertainment. With a convenient location, and business-friendly amenities, this downtown Toronto hotel is ideal for meetings and celebrations.

Courtyard Toronto Downtown is also a proud recipient of 4 Green Keys. The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance. 4 Green Keys rating denotes a hotel that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices. The hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results.

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