June 8, 2016
Historic Balch Hotel Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
By: Josiah Dean
Dufur, Oregon – June 8, 2016 – The Historic Balch Hotel today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.
“It is an honor to again receive this award,” said owner, Josiah Dean. “The Balch has always focused on providing outstanding guest service and this recognition shows that our blend of small-town friendliness and professional service is paying off.”
Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
About the Historic Balch Hotel
The Historic Balch Hotel is centrally located in the Columbia River Gorge, south of The Dalles. Just 1 hour 40 minutes east of Portland, 3 hours from Seattle, 2 hours from Salem and Bend. The hotel is an excellent spot for outdoor weddings, reunions, retreats, business meetings, bike trips, car clubs or a romantic getaway for two. Winter weddings, retreats, engagements and elopements are cozy and charming.
Built in 1907, the Balch has been serving travelers to the region with world-class hospitality for more 100 years. More information at http://www.balchhotel.com/
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