DAVENPORT, IA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Being recognized by TripAdvisor once is quite an honor, but Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection has even more to celebrate with both its historic Davenport hotel and its Bix Bistro and Lounge earning recognition for excellence.

For the second consecutive year, these luxury hotel accommodations in Davenport were honored for their excellence and recognized among only the top 10% of businesses listed on the travel site.

"Our company is pleased to again receive this award from TripAdvisor," Tim Heim, VP - Marketing, Innkeeper Hospitality Services, says. "We strive to offer guests a hip and historic experience, and repeating this recognition shows that the hard work of our team at Hotel Blackhawk is continuing to translate into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor."

To qualify for the award, 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.

It was a first-time honor for Bix Bistro, the downtown Davenport restaurant and bar, which earned a 2013 TripAdvisor Service Excellence Award. The restaurant was also honored in 2012 with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its wine selection and theme.

"Bix Bistro is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," Deanna Jensen, general manager at Hotel Blackhawk, says. "We strive to create memories for our guests, and this accolade is evidence that our efforts are paying off."

About the Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection 
Presidents, movie stars and athletes can't be wrong -- the historic Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection offers an unparalleled experience in Davenport, Iowa. Opened in 1915, this luxury hotel has played host to some VIP guests, but whether visitors have a fan following or not, everyone gets the thoughtful service and attention that's synonymous with the Hotel Blackhawk. Set along the Mississippi River, this glamorous hotel features modern, chic accommodations with local artwork and an earthy color palette. For more traditional dining, Bix Bistro and Lounge features fresh, simple cuisine, an award-winning wine list and live music in an upscale setting. Indulge with a fresh take on the French donut at Beignet Done That or something to soothe sore muscles at Spa Luce, featuring massage, skin and nail services. Located just minutes from the airport, this downtown Davenport hotel is perfect for hosting meetings and events, offering 10,000 square feet of function space. There are plenty of opportunities for fun nearby including Adler Theatre, Figge Art Museum, minor league baseball, the Quad Cities and more.

Contact Information:

Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection
200 East 3rd Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801