OTO Development's Portfolio Earns 45 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence

Recognition validates hospitality company's consistent commitment to exceptional guest service

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

by Diane Jackson, OTO Development

SPARTANBURG SC (AUGUST 15, 2017) – Built on a foundation of exceptional guest service, OTO Development encourages every hotel in its portfolio to solicit – and act upon – customer feedback. Thus OTO, a Johnson Management company, is pleased to announce that 45 of its owned and managed properties have earned the 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

The Certificate of Excellence recognizes hospitality companies that consistently garner positive TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.

“There is no greater seal of approval than being endorsed by our guests,” says David Ward, Chief Operating Officer at OTO Development, a Spartanburg SC-based company that operates select-service hotels across the country with a portfolio comprising its own properties as well as those managed on behalf of other hotel ownership groups. “Because this designation is based on customer reviews, we believe the Certificate of Excellence is a vote of confidence in our hotels’ ability to deliver a quality guest experience.”

Travelers utilize TripAdvisor to plan and book the perfect trip, and the Certificate of Excellence spotlights the places that make those perfect trips possible.

“The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” says Heather Leisman, TripAdvisor’s Vice President of Industry Marketing. “This recognition allows us to publicly honor businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travelers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”

The Certificate of Excellence considers the quality, quantity and recency of TripAdvisor reviews submitted by travelers over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall bubble rating of at least 4 out of 5, have a minimum number of reviews, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least one year.

“It isn’t easy to earn a Certificate of Excellence,” says Ward. “Each one we receive validates our commitment to build and operate excellent hotels staffed by excellent people.”

OTO Development’s owned and/or managed properties that earned 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence include:
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center (NC)
Fairfield Inn & Suites Penn Station (NY)
Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle (WA)
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/South (MD)
Hampton Inn & Suites Ft Lauderdale/Tamarac (FL)
Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford-Manchester (CT)
Hampton Inn & Suites Moreno Valley (CA)
Hampton Inn & Suites Mt. Vernon/Belvoir-Alexandria (VA)
Hampton Inn & Suites National Harbor/Alexandria Area (MD)
Hampton Inn & Suites Thousand Oaks (CA)
Hampton Inn & Suites West Sacramento (CA)
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City (FL)
Hampton Inn & Suites Napa (CA)
Hampton Inn Irvine East-Lake Forest (CA)
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central (NY)
Hampton Inn Phoenix-Midtown-Downtown (AZ)
Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House (DC)
Hilton Garden Inn Greenville (SC)
Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia/Pasadena (CA)
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg (VA)
Hilton Garden Inn Irvine East/Lake Forest (CA)
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto (CA)
Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon (IL)
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno (CA)
Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach (FL)
Hyatt House Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port (FL)
Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier (VA)
Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown/The Loop (IL)
Hyatt Place Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port (FL)
Hyatt Place Garden City (NY)
Hyatt Place Los Angeles/LAX/El Segundo (CA)
Residence Inn Birmingham Hoover (AL)
Residence Inn Gainesville I-75 (FL)
Residence Inn Port St Lucie (FL)
Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos (CA)
SpringHill Suites Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor (MD)
SpringHill Suites Columbia (MD)
SpringHill Suites Corona Riverside (CA)
SpringHill Suites Erie (PA)
SpringHill Suites Fresno (CA)
SpringHill Suites Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County (CA)
SpringHill Suites Pasadena Arcadia (CA)
SpringHill Suites San Diego Mission Valley (CA)
SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central (FL)
SpringHill Suites West Palm Beach I-95 (FL)


About OTO Development
OTO Development, a Johnson Management company, is an award-winning, fast-growing hotel development and management company. Founded in 2004 and partnering with the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott brands, OTO's industry leadership position is anchored by a portfolio of excellent hotels staffed by exceptional people. The company has developed more than 70 hotels over the past 13 years while also adding to its list of managed properties, which now comprise approximately 8,600 room keys. Today, OTO's impressive growth is focused on new urban development projects in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Manhattan and Washington DC as well as increasing emphasis on adding new management contracts with clients ranging from publicly traded REITs to private equity firms to high net worth individuals. For more information, visit OTODevelopment.com.

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