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6/2/2015 Member News

Coconut Point Awarded TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

Recognized as a Top Performing: Coconut Point as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site

ESTERO, FL – Coconut Point announced today that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.   

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.  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. 

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Coconut Point  and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Sean Carroll, director of marketing and business development at Coconut Point. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. 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.”

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

About Coconut Point
Coconut Point, an open, Main Street-style shopping destination with Mediterranean Revival- style architecture, showcases more than 140 specialty stores and restaurants, including Dillard’s, Apple, Banana Republic, Brighton Collectibles, Boston Proper  Chico’s, Clarks, Hollister Co., J. Crew, Lucky Brand Jeans, Michael Kors, Tommy Bahama, White House/ Black Market and West Elm.  There are more than 28 restaurants which include: Bice Grand Cafe, Bokampers, South Fork Grille, Mereday’s Brasserie, Panera Bread, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza and Ted’s Montana Grill.  Coconut Point is located on U.S. 41 between Corkscrew Road and Coconut Road in Estero, Florida, and is managed by Simon Property Group, Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The mall is open Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sun., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information, call (239) 992-9966. 

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors. 

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands:,,,,,, (including,, and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and 

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014  

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015 

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