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The Bernards Inn is once again recognized as a top performing boutique hotel as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel website.  

BERNARDSVILLE, N.J., June, 2014—Harold Imperatore, Proprietor of the Bernards Inn, today announced that the luxury boutique hotel has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the second consecutive year. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the international website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“We are honored to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row,” said Proprietor Harold Imperatore. “There is no greater praise than being recognized by our guests and since the accolade is based on customer reviews, it is a validation of our commitment to excellence. Our entire team in the hotel and restaurant will continue to deliver exceptional experiences to our guests every time they visit us.”

Located just a short car or train ride from New York City, Philadelphia, and all areas of NJ, The Bernards Inn is a Somerset Hills landmark that welcomes guests with the style and elegance of a small European luxury hotel, while preserving the charm of a historic American country inn. Already well-known for its gourmet getaways, the circa 1907 hotel offers escapes for the sophisticated leisure or business traveler that combine luxury accommodations and acclaimed dining with all that the Somerset Hills has to offer including golf, hiking, fishing, shopping, spas and more. The Inn also enables travelers to design their own getaways with the assistance of personalized concierge services.

The Bernards Inn is the only AAA four-star rated restaurant and hotel in New Jersey and has consistently earned the hospitality industry’s top awards, including being named to the Best Luxury Hotels list by U.S. News and World Report; Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”; the DiRona Distinguished Restaurants Award, numerous wedding honors and more.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “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. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”