SOURCE: The Benjamin

July 01, 2013 16:32 ET

The Benjamin Receives TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence

Recognition Honors Top 10% of Businesses on World's Largest Travel Site

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 01, 2013) - The Benjamin, a luxury boutique hotel ideally located on 50th Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City, is proud to be a recipient of the TripAdvisor® 2013 Certificate of Excellence. Now in its third year, the world's largest travel site* takes this annual opportunity to celebrates hospitality excellence with a recognition given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews, with noteworthy praise and positive comments, on TripAdvisor. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.

"We're delighted to celebrate the success of hospitality businesses around the world, from Auckland to San Francisco, Hong Kong to Paris, which are consistently offering travelers an outstanding customer experience," said Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO, TripAdvisor. "The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most -- their customers."

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.

"Our team at The Benjamin goes above and beyond to ensure that our guests have an exceptional experience, whether it is a celebratory occasion or a midweek business trip," said Joe Gaeta, general manager. "To receive this amazing recognition from TripAdvisor underscores that our hospitality is appreciated and noted; it is a wonderful, well-deserved honor for the entire staff."

The Benjamin will conclude the final phase of its full-scale renovation this summer with a complete redesign of its rooms under the guidance of Lauren Rottet, the namesake and founder of Rottet Studio. The aesthetic of the 209 guest rooms and suites are chiefly reflective of Rottet's philosophy to create environments that feel personalized and residential.

For reservations, visit or call 1-888-4-BENJAMIN (1-888-423-6526). 

The Benjamin, situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 50th Street, helps leaders from around the globe make the most of every New York minute in an intimate, boutique-style setting. The four-star property features 209 terrace suites, suites & guestrooms, The National Bar & Dining Rooms by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Federico Hair & Spa, a world-renowned Sleep Program, the industry's first & only dedicated Sleep Concierge, Winks' Kidzzz Club and a private guest lounge. The property affords quick access to Fifth Avenue's high-end boutiques, Rockefeller Center, MoMA and Central Park. The Benjamin is operated by Denihan, a nationally recognized, independent owner and operator of boutique hotels with more than 100 years in the hospitality and service industries.

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 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media brands:,, and

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, March 2013

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