DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln Earns Top TripAdvisor Award

LINCOLN, UK – 30th August 2012 – The world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor® has awarded DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln a prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence.

Reviewers on the site have consistently commended the hotel, which only opened at the end of last year, with the highest praise, giving it an overall 4.5 rating.

The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is reserved for establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln’s General Manager Philip Walker said: “The hotel has only been open for eight months so we’re especially pleased to receive this major international award.

“We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience and first-class customer service, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is paying off. I would like to congratulate all of the staff at the hotel whose hard work and dedication have resulted in this award.

“Opening a new hotel is particularly challenging in the current economic climate but we’ve received a fantastic response from the local community, who’ve been incredibly supportive, and great feedback from guests.

“Lincoln is a wonderful place to live and work but also a beautiful city to visit, and we hope this award will encourage more tourists and business travellers to come here and find out for themselves.” 

Only around 10 per cent of accommodation listed on TripAdvisor receives 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. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travellers 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 travellers a great customer experience.”

In addition to the TripAdvisor award the hotel’s bar & restaurant has also won a top accolade in the Lincolnshire Today Dining Awards. The Electric Bar & Restaurant has won the Gold award in the hotel category.

Editor Steve Fisher said: “Winning this award is a sign that The Electric Bar & Restaurant hasn't merely succeeded in one aspect, but excelled in all of them!

“Our judging panel selected the winners through a combination of the opinions of our team of mystery diners, the reviews team who visit scores of restaurants each year and the nominations from the readers of our popular Dining Out pages.”

Head Chef Phil Henson said: “I am so pleased we have won this award, especially since the restaurant has only been open since 31stDecember last year. I feel very proud of my colleagues who work so hard in the kitchen and front-of-house. They are the real stars – I just lead the charge!”

DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln is the city’s first premier upscale, full-service hotel and is a short walk from the city centre on Brayford Wharf North overlooking the marina.

The contemporary and aspirational hotel offers 115 modern and well appointed guest rooms, eight of which have been designed as luxurious studio suites, each with a balcony and views of either the Brayford Pool or the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral.

The hotel is highlighted by the rooftop Electric Bar & Restaurant, which visitors can access via a panoramic glass lift. There is also a state-of-the-art fitness centre and on-site car park.

For further information about DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln please visit www.lincoln.doubletreebyhilton.com, follow @doubletreelinc on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Facebook page www.facebook.com/doubletreelinc

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About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels 

With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 250 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and holiday destinations across five continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve.  Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty programme, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 60,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveller feel human again.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travellers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com or call 00800 2222 8733 in the UK.  Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln has been awarded a 2012 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor having achieved an overall 4.5 rating.
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We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience and first-class customer service, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is paying off. I would like to congratulate all of the staff at the hotel whose hard work and dedication have resulted in this award.
DoubleTree by Hilton General Manager Phil Walker