Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Receives Accolade from TripAdvisor

The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court received some good news as the company managing the hotel prepares to mark its one-year anniversary in the Baltimore market on May 31. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has named the AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel as a recipient of the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award. 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. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.   “This is a tremendous honor and shows our dedication to Baltimore, and most importantly, to our guests,” said David Kohlasch, general manager of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. “We know that when people research potential vacation destinations, they count on TripAdvisor for guest reviews and insights on the best places to stay. The certificate of excellence reinforces our dedication to provide an outstanding guest experience for everyone.” To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on the travel portal for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.   On May 31, 2012, the Sonesta International Hotel Company, based in Boston, Mass., assumed management of the hotel from Intercontinental Hotels. On that day, the hotel was ranked 18th by TripAdvisor among the 69 hotels included in the Baltimore survey area. Today, the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court is ranked 9th.   The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore features 195 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, offering the ultimate in luxury, comfort and amenities as it continues to be one of the most revered and authentic Inner Harbor hotels in Baltimore. Guest rooms offer stunning views of the scenic waterfront and downtown skyline, and Inner Harbor attractions including National Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center. For more information about the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, visit, or call (410) 234-0550.

Located on the Inner Harbor, overlooking the picturesque Baltimore waterfront, the 195 room Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore offers a AAA approved 4-Diamond experience. Guest amenities include 24-hour rooftop fitness center, swimming pool with panoramic views, racquetball and tennis courts, in-room movies, wireless high-speed internet access, and complimentary daily shoe shine. The hotel is home to Brightons restaurant, featuring an old world charm and contemporary American cuisine; and the Explorer Lounge which offers creative and classic cocktails and a casual option for lunch, dinner and late night dining. With 10,000 square feet of meeting space, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore also accommodates meetings and events. Offering a sweeping grand staircase and a harbor view ballroom, the hotel is ideal for weddings and other glamorous social occasions. The hotel is conveniently located on the Inner Harbor, walking distance to many of Baltimore's most well-known attractions including Camden Yards, American Visionary Art Museum, and the National Aquarium.

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