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8 PHC Hotels Win TripAdvisor Excellence Awards

ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – Eight hotels in the Paragon Hotel Company family have earned TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence awards for “exceptional hospitality” – winning five-star reviews from thousands of travelers who rank the world’s top accommodations, eateries and attractions.

“The awards are given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, so these honorees, from Australia to Zimbabwe, represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on our Website,” says Marc Charron, president of TripAdvisor for Business.

“We’re immensely proud that so many of our hotels have won the recognition they’ve worked so hard for,” says Ricky Patel, CEO of Paragon Hotel Company. “At the same time, these awards are all the more satisfying because they’re based entirely on feedback from the people who matter most – our guests.”

In a global survey of more than 12,000 travelers, TripAdvisor found that 65 percent of respondents are more likely to book hotels that receive these prestigious honors. That means it’s more likely that travelers to South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia would be most attracted to PHC’s winning properties: Country Inn & Suites-Anderson, SC; Hampton Inn North-Anderson, SC; Hampton Inn-Anderson, SC; Holiday Inn-Anderson, SC; Hampton Inn-Easley, SC; Hampton Inn-Greenwood, SC; Homewood Suites-Greenville, SC; and Hilton Garden Inn-Lynchburg, VA.

TripAdvisor helps travelers plan – and enjoy – the perfect trip, with branded sites that comprise the world’s largest interconnected travel community. The TripAdvisor brand reaches nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors, with more than 150 million reviews covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries.

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About Paragon Hotel Company

Founded in 1995, PHC is a hospitality real estate management and development company based in Anderson, SC. The company’s vision, “constantly challenging the status quo,” complements its mission to acquire, develop and manage a portfolio of unique properties and lifestyle experiences for the enjoyment of our guests, while delivering exceptional financial results to investors and positively impacting the surrounding communities. The company’s portfolio of more than 2,100 rooms in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee includes hotels within Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental, Best Western, Choice, Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Wyndham Worldwide franchises.