Historic Davenport Hotel part of 55th Annual Awards


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Press release submitted by Glenn Kass


HOTEL BLACKHAWK NAMED FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE RECOMMENDED PROPERTY

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Hotel Blackhawk management is pleased to announce its recognition
today in Los Angeles, CA as a 2013 Recommended Property by the Forbes Travel Guide – one of
24 hotels to earn the title. The announcement is part of the guide's 55th annual Star Awards for
hospitality establishments worldwide.
The Forbes guide (originally known as the Mobil Travel Guide) was the originator of the
prestigious Five Star ratings and certifications. It has provided the travel industry's most
comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958.
This latest honor adds to other notable achievements such as its 2012 AAA Four Diamond
Award‐Lodgings, 2012 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award, the Bix Bistro's 2012 Wine
Spectator Award of Excellence as well as 2011 and 2012 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award
recognition.
"Recognition by the Forbes Travel Guide is yet another example of how the team at Hotel
Blackhawk strives to raise the bar for our guests every day," said General Manager Tim Heim.
"To be named by such a prestigious organization is to be part of what is considered the gold
standard for hospitality excellence today."
Hotel Blackhawk re‐opened December 15th, 2010. The hotel retains its 98‐year‐old historic
character while featuring modern conveniences throughout the 130 guestrooms and extendedstay
suites, six meeting rooms and up to 300‐person banquet capacity in the signature Gold
Room.
Other features include wireless internet, a fitness center, business center, swimming pool, hot
tub, Spa Luce (lu‐CHAY), Milan Flower Shop, the Bix Bistro restaurant, the Beignet (been‐YAY)
Done That coffee shop and Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge. The hotel is part of the Summit
Hotels & Resorts group (www.summithotels.com) and the Historic Hotels of America network
(www.historichotels.org).
For more, visit www.hotelblackhawk.com or find us on www.facebook.com (Search: Hotel
Blackhawk).


















 




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