VistanaTM Signature Experiences, a leading developer, owner and operator of high-end vacation ownership resorts, has announced that 16 of its Sheraton® Vacation Club and Westin® Vacation Club villas resorts have received the 2016 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The prestigious honor recognizes hospitality companies that consistently deliver a high-quality customer experience.

“This recognition strengthens our long-standing reputation for providing superior service,” said Stephen Williams, chief operating officer, Vistana Signature Experiences. “Owners and guests know that they can rely on Sheraton Vacation Club and Westin Vacation Club resorts to offer vacation experiences that exceed their expectations, year after year.”

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence reflects the quality and quantity of reviews submitted by travelers over a one-year period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews, and have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Vistana Signature Experiences offers a vacation lifestyle that provides owners with flexible options, from the ability to vacation in a collection of stylish villa resorts in sought-after destinations, to privileged access to more than 1,300 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries through the Starwood Preferred Guest® program.

About Vistana Signature Experiences

Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc. (Vistana) is a leading developer, owner and operator of 22 high-end vacation ownership resort properties. Founded in 1980, Vistana is the exclusive licensee of the Westin® and Sheraton® brands in vacation ownership and uses related trademarks under license from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Vistana offers its more than 220,000 owners Gold status in the industry-leading Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) program and drives value for guests by delivering exceptional levels of service and programming that are unique to the brands and distinct in the market. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Vistana is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group℠, Inc. (NASDAQ: IILG), a leading provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences. For more information, please visit:

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors*, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.