SALT LAKE CITY (February 10, 2012) – TripAdvisor recently announced it has awarded The Grand America Hotel two prestigious Travelers’ Choice Awards. In the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States

category, the hotel was ranked second, and it was ranked 20th in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World.

“We are extremely proud to receive awards that result from comments from our worldwide guests,” said Bruce Fery, CEO of Grand America Hotels & Resorts. “Our entire hotel staff plays a role in receiving these awards, and we appreciate their dedication to superior service.”

The Travelers’ Choice Award is the highest honor a hotel can receive from the TripAdvisor community. The selection process is based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travelers and is awarded only to a very select and distinguished group of hotels.

About The Grand America

Inspired by grand hotels of the past, The Grand America Hotel offers a refined European style against the stunning backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains. The Utah landmark property features rich architectural details created by Ritz-Carlton designer Frank Nicholson, surrounded by beautifully landscaped parterre gardens. Guests enjoy the exclusive collection of Flemish tapestries, priceless antiques and the works of art gracefully displayed throughout the Hotel. The hotel features 775 spacious guest rooms, including 396 suites, provide luxurious accommodations within the opulent 24-story building. World-class dining options include the Garden Cafe and Lobby Lounge, the Gibson Girl Lounge, La Bonne Vie patisserie, afternoon tea service, and a spetacular Sunday Brunch. Amenities include the Grand Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, business center, concierge service, and 75,000 square feet of meeting space. Children of all ages enjoy JouJou, the new toy boutique, featuring experiential play activities, unique and handcrafted toys, and classic games and books. "The Shops at the Grand" feature designer labels at the Ladies Boutique and Men's Haberdashery. Located just 10 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, The Grand America is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The Grand America is Salt Lake City's only AAA Five Diamond hotel