Courtyard Paramaribo Celebrates TripAdvisor Award In Concert With Carifesta XI

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Suriname hotel cited for high standards of customer service, luxurious rooms.

The whole Caribbean seems to be celebrating at the same time with the recent Carifesta XI just wrapping up and the Courtyard Paramaribo earning a TripAdvisor award.

The hotel in Suriname recently received a 2013 Certificate of Excellence, putting the property in an elite group of hotels that meet the high standards. Hotels that receive a Certificate of Excellence must meet a minimum of four out of five possible star ratings as reviewed by TripAdvisor customers. Other factors, such as volume of reviews, are also considered. Approximately only 10 percent of all hotels on TripAdvisor meet the criteria.

The timing of this award is perfect for the Paramaribo hotel, which is just minutes from the site of Carifesta XI. The festival, which each year celebrates the culture of Caribbean islands and brings together the diverse and rich history of the region, took place Aug. 16-25, 2013.

As part of this year’s festivities, the Carifesta XI hosted a number of events throughout the nine-day celebration. Attendees were able to watch theater productions and unique dances that showcased the culture of indigenous peoples as well as browse markets and trade fair that offered a unique opportunity to buy a hand-made souvenir. Attendees also stopped by the film festival that showcased the work of aspiring artists around the region. Other events included youth focus programs, super concerts and various workshops. Memorable spectacles took place at the opening and closing ceremonies, so visitors were entertained throughout the entire event.

After enjoying the unique festivities of Carifesta, many visitors returned to the Courtyard Paramaribo hotel. Blending local style with modern comforts, the Paramaribo hotel features spacious accommodations offering LCD televisions, comfortable beds, plush linens, in-room coffeemakers and complimentary Internet access, among other conveniences. Just a five-minute walk from the city’s historic and government districts, the Suriname hotel was the perfect choice for visitors attending Carifesta XI.

About the Courtyard Paramaribo
Offering a beautiful destination just minutes from the government district, the Courtyard Paramaribo welcomes guests to experience unrivaled luxury among hotels in Suriname. Each of the rooms at this Paramaribo hotel feature crisp linens, LCD TVs, personal refrigerators, in-room coffeemakers and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Onsite dining available until 11 p.m. offers delicious food and a casual atmosphere. Guests also can grab tapas and tempt their taste buds while relaxing poolside. After relaxing at the hotel, guests can embark on a quick five-minute walk to experience local shopping and top-rated dining destinations, as well as the Suriname government district. When the trip comes to an end, the International Johan Adolf Pengel Airport is a close 45 kilometers away and available by taxi. For information, visit

About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott’s largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For reservations, go to or contact a travel professional.

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