SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

July 15, 2013 15:25 ET

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Honored as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2013) - Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, one of the premier lifestyle convention center hotels in Washington, DC, announced today 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. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

"We are pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Sharon Lockwood, general manager, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. "We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor."

"TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience," said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most -- their customers."

For more information or to book reservations at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at 866-981-2392, or visit

The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is situated at 999 9th Street at K Street, NW across from Mt. Vernon Square and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and a myriad of dining, nightlife, and shopping experiences in Washington DC's Chinatown & Penn Quarter districts. With 64,000 square feet of flexible function space and 30 breakout rooms, the lifestyle hotel is considered to be a premier meeting & convention destination. The DC City Center hotel is home to local lifestyle fitness center, Vida® Fitness featuring 6,000 square feet of state-of-the art cardio, strength and resistance equipment and the 4,000 square foot Aura® spa offering a variety of therapeutic customized treatments. Within walking distance to the Penn Quarter neighborhood, Verizon Center, the hotel is near the Gallery Place Metro Station (Red, Green and Yellow lines) and Metro Center Metro Station (Blue and Orange). 

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