Restaurants and hotels win TripAdvisor awards

Eight Grand Junction restaurants and two hotels are among the 2014 winners of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards.

The winning restaurants were 626 on Rood, Bin 707, Dream Cafe, Le Rouge, Main Street Bagels, Nepal, Pablo’s Pizza and Spoons bistro & bakery. The winning hotels were Hampton Inn and SpringHill Suites. 

TripAdvisor operates a travel website offering reviews of restaurants, hotels and attractions. TripAdvisor selects Certificate of Excellence winners on the basis of reviews. Winners must maintain an overall rating of at least four out five. 

“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,” said Marc Charron, president of TripAdvisor for Business.

Melissa Miller, general manager of Spoons, said winning the Certificate of Excellence award is a source of pride for the team at the restaurant, the proceeds from which support the HopeWest hospice and palliative care organization in Western Colorado.

“There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by our customers,” Miller said. “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.”