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Sedona, AZ, United States, 2012/06/14 - El Portal Sedona Hotel is in good standing with the world's largest travel site - TripAdvisor.com. This is exemplified by the distinction of receiving the Certificate of Excellence Award for 2012 - ElPortalSedona.com.
El Portal Sedona Hotel has been honored with this esteemed accolade by TripAdvisor®– the world’s largest travel site. The Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality excellence; it is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor®, and is extended to businesses worldwide. Only about 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor® receive this prestigious award.
“We are amazed and honored that our boutique hotel was awarded this distinction. We value our guests and their reviews, which are a direct reflection of El Portal and the service they received,” commented Steve Segner, owner of El Portal. “We want our guests to feel like family; we consider excellent service an integral part of the serenity of the Southwest experience.”
Businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor® to qualify for the Certificate of Excellence. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
"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."
El Portal Sedona Hotel (elportalsedona.com) was a dream of Steve and Connie Segner since 1980. They finally realized their dream when they opened the doors to the luxury inn in 2004. El Portal is a pet friendly Sedona hotel located in the heart of the Arts and Crafts district. With 12 unique and beautiful, guests are welcomed like family. It is a retreat where guests can enjoy the serene, ageless spirit of Sedona in historic yet luxurious surroundings. El Portal offers a unique lodging experience, it’s not a resort, nor is it your typical bed and breakfast. Steve and Connie Segner feel there is no question that an upscale boutique hotel could provide style, the best amenities and personalized service for guests and their pets.
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.