Spartanburg-based OTO Development properties recognized by TripAdvisor

Spartanburg-based OTO Development said Tuesday that 45 of its managed properties have received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2017, including the Hilton Garden Inn in Greenville. Photo courtesy of OTO Development.

Spartanburg-based OTO Development announced Tuesday that 45 of its owned and managed properties have earned the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

The company said the certificate recognizes hospitality companies that consistently earn positive reviews from travelers via the global travel website.

“There is no greater seal of approval than being endorsed by our guests,” said David Ward, chief operating officer for OTO, in a statement. “Because this designation is based on customer reviews, we believe the Certificate of Excellence is a vote of confidence in our hotels’ ability to deliver a quality guest experience.”

OTO said the certificate takes into consideration the quality, quantity, and recency of TripAdvisor reviews submitted by travelers during a 12-month period.

To qualify, a business must maintain an “overall bubble rating of at least 4 out of 5, have a minimum number of reviews, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least one year,” the company said.

Founded in 2004 in Spartanburg, OTO has developed more than 70 hotels and manages a portfolio of properties that encompasses 8,600 rooms.

“It isn’t easy to earn a Certificate of Excellence,” Ward added. “Each one we receive validates our commitment to build and operate excellent hotels staffed by excellent people.”

OTO Development’s owned and/or managed properties that earned 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence include the following:

Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center (N.C.)

Fairfield Inn & Suites Penn Station (N.Y.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle (Wash.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/South (Md.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Ft Lauderdale/Tamarac (Fla)

Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford-Manchester (Conn.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Moreno Valley (Conn.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Mt. Vernon/Belvoir-Alexandria (Va.)

Hampton Inn & Suites National Harbor/Alexandria Area (Md.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Thousand Oaks (Calif.)

Hampton Inn & Suites West Sacramento (Calif.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City (Fla.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Napa (Calif.)

Hampton Inn Irvine East-Lake Forest (Calif.)

Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central (N.Y.)

Hampton Inn Phoenix-Midtown-Downtown (Ariz.)

Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House (D.C.)

Hilton Garden Inn Greenville (S.C.)

Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia/Pasadena (Calif.)

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg (Va.)

Hilton Garden Inn Irvine East/Lake Forest (Calif.)

Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto (Calif.)

Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon (Ill.)

Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno (Calif.)

Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach (Fla.)

Hyatt House Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port (Fla.)

Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier (Va.)

Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown/The Loop (Ill.)

Hyatt Place Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port (Fla.)

Hyatt Place Garden City (N.Y.)

Hyatt Place Los Angeles/LAX/El Segundo (Calif.)

Residence Inn Birmingham Hoover (Ala.)

Residence Inn Gainesville I-75 (Fla.)

Residence Inn Port St Lucie (Fla.)

Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos (Calif.)

SpringHill Suites Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor (Md.)

SpringHill Suites Columbia (Md.)

SpringHill Suites Corona Riverside (Calif.)

SpringHill Suites Erie (Penn.)

SpringHill Suites Fresno (Calif.)

SpringHill Suites Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County (Calif.)

SpringHill Suites Pasadena Arcadia (Calif.)

SpringHill Suites San Diego Mission Valley (Calif.)

SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central (Fla.)

SpringHill Suites West Palm Beach I-95 (Fla.)

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