Sole Tampa Bay Hotel Property Ranks Among the State’s 20 Best
Tampa, Fl (Oct. 17, 2013) – Condé Nast Traveler, considered the world’s premier travel publication, has released its 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Hotels in Florida. Only one hotel located in the Tampa Bay area ranked among Florida’s finest, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
Of the 20 properties receiving the highest ratings, the 293-room, Four Diamond-rated Renaissance Tampa International Plaza tied with the Grand Bohemian in Orlando and Island City House in Key West.
“There is no better honor than knowing that we have given our guests an outstanding experience when they stay here. It is really rewarding that they consider this hotel to be among such an elite group of excellent hotels,” said Jim Bartholomay, general manager of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. “This is a great accomplishment made possible by the people who work here together as a team every single day.”
To date the hotel has previously been recognized this year with the following:
- 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- 2013 Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces by Tampa Bay Times
- 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels in the USA”
Recognized by this year’s Condé Nast Traveler readership survey are the following:
- 1. THE BRAZILIAN COURT HOTEL, PALM BEACH 94.3
- 2. THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH 93.5
- 3. PILLARS HOTEL, FORT LAUDERDALE 93.3
- 4. MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MIAMI 92.5
- 5. KING & GROVE TIDES SOUTH BEACH 92.3
- 6. MARQUESA HOTEL, KEY WEST 90.6
- 7. WALDORF ASTORIA ORLANDO 88.8
- 7. EPIC, MIAMI 88.8
- 9. GARDENS HOTEL, KEY WEST 88.3
- 10. MOORINGS VILLAGE, ISLAMORADA 87.4
- 11. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, MIAMI 86.3
- 12. RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH 85.9
- 13. VICEROY MIAMI 85.3
- 14. IL LUGANO, FORT LAUDERDALE 85.2
- 15. CASA MONICA HOTEL, ST. AUGUSTINE 84.8
- 16. RITZ-CARLTON COCONUT GROVE 84.1
- 17. SEAGATE HOTEL & SPA, DELRAY BEACH 84.0
- 18. GRAND BOHEMIAN, ORLANDO 83.3
- 18. ISLAND CITY HOUSE HOTEL, KEY WEST 83.3
- 18. RENAISSANCE TAMPA INTERNATIONAL PLAZA HOTEL 83.3
According to the web site, survey results are compiled online. Rankings are based on various criteria ranging from rooms and service to food and dining.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey, begun in 1988, is available through a secure Web site at condenasttraveler.com/vote. This year’s tabulations of 79,268 responses were done by Equation Research. Organization: The questionnaire contains lists of candidates in various categories (Cities, Hotels, etc.). Candidates must receive a required minimum number of responses to be eligible for a Readers’ Choice Award. Evaluation: Individual candidates are judged on a set of criteria relevant to their category, based on a standard five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. The percentage of excellent and very good ratings determines the final score published here. For example, in Baja, the One&Only Palmilla’s score of 97.2 represents the average of excellent and very good ratings it received from all respondents for all criteria relevant to resorts: Activities, Food/Dining, Location, Overall Design, Rooms, and Service.
The complete list is also available at: http://www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards/united-states/best-hotels-florida.
ABOUT RENAISSANCE TAMPA INTERNATIONAL PLAZA HOTEL
The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel is located at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. in Tampa. The full service hotel features the award-winning Pelagia Trattoria restaurant, a itness center, outdoor pool and 12,500 square feet of meeting space. For more information, call 813-877-9200 or 1-800-644-2685 or go to http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpaim-renaissance-tampa-international-plaza-hotel/.
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