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New Hotel in Riyadh Recognized Among Top Hotels by TripAdvisor(R)

Certificate of Excellence Awarded Based on Traveler Reviews

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/14 -- Attracting a growing number of both business and leisure travelers, Riyadh has become a city filled with hotels competing for their attention. While it is still one of the newer properties in town, the Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter has already made a good impression, illustrated by its recent TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

The award, which honors hospitality excellence, is given to establishments that consistently receive outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and places them among the upper echelon of worldwide businesses listed on the website. To receive the award, this Riyadh business hotel had to maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, while other criteria, including how long a business has been open and its popularity ranking on the site, were also taken into consideration.

Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a source of pride for the team at this Riyadh spa hotel, Farhan Lone, general manager says. "There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one's customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence."

TripAdvisor, "the world's largest travel site," has been awarding the Certificate of Excellence for 4 years, giving "top-performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most -- their customers," Marc Charron, president of TripAdvisor for business, says. "We want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience."

While customer service is at the core of the hotel's success, it offers a sleek, inviting stay that's appealing to discerning travelers from around the globe. Its Riyadh hotel rooms and suites feature simple, modern decor, ample workspace with high-speed Internet access, cozy bedding and an LCD TV with cable channels. A flexible lobby offers a space for guests to relax, work, meet and mingle before enjoying a meal at Olea-Cafe, Kitchen and Lounge, a casual, all-day spot for international and local cuisine. The hotel also offers opportunities for guests to spend time on themselves, including a spa, well-equipped fitness center and indoor infinity pool. A convenient location near business, government and financial districts makes the hotel's event venues a smart choice for meetings and corporate gatherings.

For more details on this Riyadh conference hotel, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ruhab-courtyard-riyadh-diplomatic-quarter/, become a fan on Facebook and follow the hotel on Twitter.

About Marriott
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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