SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, owners and staff at the Clarion Inn Pigeon Forge are proud as peacocks after receiving top annual honors from delighted guests. The hotel, which is franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging companies, has just been named number four in the Best Service in America category and 23 rd for Best Service worldwide by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers' Choice® awards. Now in its eleventh year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards honor the world's best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world. "We have always felt great about our hotel and staff, but this award is truly a crowning achievement for us because it is guest-generated," says Scott Ellis, General Manager of Clarion Inn Pigeon Forge. "Everyone on the Clarion Inn Pigeon Forge team works hard to ensure travelers have an excellent stay. We are thrilled to know the positive impact we're having on our guests and we can't thank them enough." "TripAdvisor is once again thrilled to recognize the world's most outstanding hotels with the help of more than 75 million reviews and opinions from travelers around the globe," said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. "From the best bargain hotels to top luxury properties, outstanding service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers' Choice winners." Within the Choice Hotels International portfolio of hotels, the Clarion Inn Pigeon Forge has received the company's elite distinction of being honored with the 2013 Platinum Award and the 2011 Rookie of the Year Award for Property Excellence (APEX). The hotel is also currently nominated as a finalist for the Clarion brand's 2013 Hotel of the Year and is currently ranked number one in the Clarion Brand.