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TripAdvisor Recognizes Bardessono Hotel and Spa in 2013 Travelers' Choice Awards

YOUNTVILLE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 -- TripAdvisor readers chose Bardessono Hotel and Spa as the Travelers' Choice for #3 Top Luxury Hotel in the USA and #3 Top 25 Hotels in the USA as well as #1 Most Romantic Hotel in the world, and #25 Top Luxury Hotel in the world. TripAdvisor has also awarded Bardessono with a Certificate of Excellence and recognized the hotel at the Platinum Level for their GreenLeader Hotel program.

Established in 2002, Travelers' Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor can bestow. The only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the world, these annual awards reflect "the best of the best" for service, quality, and customer satisfaction, from hotels and accommodations to destinations, attractions, and even brands and products.

Travelers' Choice Award winners are selected annually based on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor members. Travelers' Choice Awards single out truly exceptional properties that keep travelers coming back.

"TripAdvisor gives the straight scoop to the would-be traveler," said Jim Treadway, General Manager of Bardessono. "Online reviews have gained increasing importance to us in recent years. Travelers are sometimes wary of what hotels say about themselves, and are more inclined to focus on third party, (in this case the consumer) testimony. And to generate these great reviews, we have to focus on delighting each and every person we serve. It's that simple."

This award further asserts Bardessono's unparalleled commitment to providing a luxurious experience within an eco-friendly environment to every traveler.

About Bardessono

Bardessono opened in February 2009 with 62 guest rooms in Yountville, California, the heart of the Napa Valley. The hotel boasts Lucy Restaurant and Bar with its own on-site, CCOF (California Certified Organic Farming) culinary garden, and a full service spa as well as personalized spa treatment areas in each of its guest rooms. We pledge to care for an uncommon set of priorities: for the environment, for each other, for our guests, for the property and for the community nearby. Together, these priorities represent a vision for unprecedented and attentive service. www.bardessono.com

About Benchmark Hospitality International®

Benchmark Hospitality International® is a recognized global leader in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers. The company's two distinctive portfolios of properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®, represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality in unique destinations across the United States, in the Caribbean and Japan. As a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers, Benchmark Conference Centers® maintain the highest standards for certification in meeting excellence. Benchmark Hospitality was launched in 1980 as an independent company and today operates worldwide from offices in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and regional offices in New Jersey, Washington State, Japan and Chile. For additional company information visit www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com/development. To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels.

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