DESTIN, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2016) - The Marriott brand is as widespread as it is diverse, featuring franchised properties across the United States, as well as several brands with an international presence. The common thread uniting all Marriott brands is outstanding service and quality. This year, two hotels in Sandestin, Florida have won Marriott's highest distinction for brand service. Both the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard have won Platinum Circle Awards for their respective brands.

Platinum Circle Awards are based on guest satisfaction surveys that are reflective of guest experience and exceptional level of customer service received. As one of Marriott's highest franchise honors, the Platinum Circle Award is a confirmation for each distinguished property owner that their staff, ethics, service, and acumen are among the most valued in Marriott's family of brands. Marriott International's belief in these properties is a beacon to guests that the already lofty standards Marriott expects of its brands and franchises are upheld at the highest level by the Residence Inn Sandestin and the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

What's more, both of these Miramar Beach, Florida hotels received recognition in even more granular aspects of Marriott's brand service assessments. The Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard won 1st place in the brand for Breakfast Service, 1st place in the brand for Marriott Rewards Elite Appreciation, and 2nd place in the brand for Breakfast Quality. The Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard won 3rd place in the brand for Overall Satisfaction, 4th place in the brand for Staff Service, and 5th place in the brand for Intent to Recommend.

It's one thing to see those accolades, it's another to understand them. Exceptional logistical, sales, and service strategies go a long way towards achieving the high level of success that these properties have made standard, but they aren't enough. What truly distinguishes these properties, the "why" of their greatness, is a dedication to Marriott's philosophy of the cyclical nature of happiness. A priority of any Marriott brand is employee welfare. When employees are well cared for, well compensated, and given purpose and praise, they will be happy. Happy employees take better care of their guests and take greater pride in their work, which leads to enhanced guest satisfaction. It's a heightened commitment to employee welfare that has allowed Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard to maintain their outstanding success rate.

Standing out among Marriott's impressive brands, and stand-up to the company's internal standards of accountability and service is an amazing achievement for both properties. Marriott's assessment of the quality of these two franchises is affirmed by ratings from both and TripAdvisor. The Courtyard received a score of 9.3 for 2015 -- the highest score in the market, while the Residence Inn came in second place for the market with a score of 9.2. Those scores, paired with maintained 2nd and 3rd place guest-preferred rankings for Destin on TripAdvisor throughout all of 2015 mean it's been a quite a year for Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. Both properties aim to maintain this high level of service, satisfaction, and success well into the future.

About Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
Guests visiting Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard need to be sure, that no matter their schedule, they make room for a little fun. The hotel is proud to feature redesigned guest rooms, meeting rooms, and a bright, welcoming lobby. WiFi and GoBoards throughout the hotel keep guests connected, while inviting seating areas create a social atmosphere. At Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, there's something for everyone. The newly renovated guest rooms feature thoughtful amenities, designed with travelers' needs in mind. In-room coffee and tea service elevates the experience, while plush bedding and crisp linens await after a day's work. The hotel is just a short walk away from the endless entertainment and dining options of Grand Boulevard, a quick trip from the artisanal bistros and cozy boutiques of charming Baytowne Wharf, a worthwhile drive along the highway for some of the best golf in the area, and visiting any of South Walton's 16 beaches is made easy. At the hotel, guests can enjoy The Bistro on-site for classic restaurant fare, cocktails, and delicious breakfast options, including a Starbucks. Whatever the occasion, Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard is a great escape for work and play, and always a little fun.

About the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
Visitors are guaranteed to feel right at home during their stay at Residence Inn Sandestin. Guests can roll right out of bed, leave one of the 120 supremely relaxing suites the hotel claims, and head downstairs for a hot breakfast buffet every morning to fuel up for their day. A beautiful outdoor pool and surrounding patio make the the hotel feel like an oasis unto itself while a fully furnished fitness center and multi-sport rec courts make for an active and healthy stay.The experience is totally shareable using the hotel's comlimentary WiFi. Then, guests can unwind for the night with the kids and the cat in the comfy, pet-friendly living rooms. Fully equipped kitchens complete the living areas. Most importantly, guests will get the sleep they deserve in Residence Inn Sandestin's plush beds. And finally, nightly social events organized by the Residence Inn Sandestin make for an unforgettable getaway without even leaving the hotel grounds. This hotel is the perfect lodging at impressive value for nearly all vacationers.

Contact Information:

Residence Inn Sandestin
Grand Boulevard
300 Grand Boulevard
Destin, Florida 32550

Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
100 Grand Boulevard
Destin, Florida 32550