Scrub Island Resort, BVI Receives TripAdvisor Top Honors
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS –Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina–the first luxury private-island resort development in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean – has received the 2015 ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from TripAdvisor. This will be the fifth year in a row that Scrub Island Resort receives the award, automatically placing it into the coveted TripAdvisor 2015 Hall of Fame.
The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of listings on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for the ‘Certificate of Excellence,’ businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
“We are thrilled to have received TripAdvisor top honors for the past five years,” said Norwood Smith, Mainsail Lodging and Development vice president of sales and marketing. “This award is evidence that our hard work is indeed creating best in class experiences that excite and motivate our valued guests.”
Scrub Island Resort has also been recognized on the Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and World’s Best Family Hotel in the Caribbean list, Best Private Marina Hotels by Good Morning America, one of Caribbean’s Best Spas by Caribbean Journal, among others.
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For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina call toll free U.S. 877-890-7444 or visit ScrubIsland.com.
About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit scrubisland.com.
About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group
Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel and marina on Anna Maria Island, Florida; Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center (MainsailTampa.com) in Tampa, Florida; Mainsail South, a 328-unit apartment and corporate housing complex in South Tampa; and Mainsail Apartment Homes, a 360-unit apartment community in Tampa’s Westshore district. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Opened in December 2013 in Tampa, Florida, the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) was created in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®.
About Autograph Collection Hotels
The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.