Recognized as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site

Albany, N.Y. - SpringHill Suites Albany/Colonie today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recent of reviews. Additional criteria include a business' tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

"Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year is a true source of pride for the entire team at SpringHill Suites Albany/Colonie and we'd like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor," said Carrie Friello, General Manager of the SpringHill Suites Albany/Colonie. "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 is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence," said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most - their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers
a great customer experience."

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About SpringHill Suites Albany/Colonie

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand that offers design and style at an affordable price, appealing to both
business and leisure travelers. Ranked highest in the Guest Satisfaction Study for the Upscale Brand Segment by J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study, the brand features spacious suites and smart
layouts that allow guests to relax and reenergize. Launched in 1998, the brand currently has more than 300 locations in the United States and Canada.

SpringHill Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites Albany/Colonie at 518-724-7999, visit www.springhillsuites.com/albco, become a fan at www.facebook.com/albanyspringhillsuites or follow SpringHill at www.twitter.com/SpringHillALB

About TripAdvisor

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. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations,
restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

CONTACT:

Carrie Friello, General Manager
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
8 California Ave, Albany, NY
518-724-7999, shs.albco.gm@marriott.com