VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2014) - In the world of real estate, location reigns as the undisputed king of market value. And while good hospitality can't be distilled to just one important factor, location does count for a lot. So when the Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown opened its doors in the cross-section of the city's three top neighborhoods, and then went on to offer award-winning service and amenities, it was only a matter of time before people noticed and TripAdvisor responded with its prestigious Certificate of Excellence.

Designed to recognise the top-performing 10-percent of hospitality businesses in the world, TripAdvisor's Certificates of Excellence are a coveted mark of success and just one more way this property distinguishes itself among hotels near Granville Island.

To be eligible for a Certificate of Excellence, a business must maintain a traveller-review rating of four or higher (out of a possible five) on the TripAdvisor website for at least 12 months. The number of reviews a business receives is also taken into account.

For this downtown hotel in Vancouver to earn two consecutive Certificates of Excellence speaks to its consistency in exceeding guests' expectations. And considering its amenities, that's not surprising. From the moment visitors arrive at this sleek fixture on the Vancouver skyline, they are indulged with spacious suites, an indoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi and hot buffet breakfasts, not to mention friendly and attentive service.

The greatest indulgence, however, just may be the gift of a guilt-free stay. That's because this hotel works hard to ensure its carbon footprint stays as small as possible. As part of TripAdvisor's GreenLeader program, the hotel recently earned Gold Level status, thanks in part to its Zero-Waste program and its dramatic reductions in electric, natural gas and water usage.

In addition to its warm, eco-friendly welcome, the hotel offers that age-old carrot of both the real-estate and hospitality industries: location. With pride of place among Vancouver hotels near Yaletown, Granville Island and Davie Village, this property can't be beat when it comes to easily exploring the most interesting neighbourhoods that make Vancouver distinctive. From the trendy and upscale Yaletown, to the epicurean epicenter that is Granville Island, to the gaybourhood of Davie Village, visitors are just steps from it all when they stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown.

About the Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown
Towering high above the city, the 21-story Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown makes a dramatic first impression. But it's what waits inside that really sets the property apart. Guests are welcomed by 201 well-appointed, modern studio suites, which feature fully-equipped kitchens (including a refrigerator, microwave and stovetop), pet-friendly suites, generous workspaces and 42-inch, LCD, flat-panel, HD televisions. Ideal for family vacations and short- and long-term stays, the property also offers amenities like a fitness centre, indoor pool and the versatile Cavino, which serves lunch and dinner along with coffee during the day and wine in the evening. Five meeting rooms with 2,196 square feet of space accommodate small and large groups. And the property's location among Vancouver hotels near Stanley Park means that the city's best attractions, top shopping, vibrant dining scene and charming neighborhoods are all just steps away.

Contact Information:

Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown
1234 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1W2