The Phoenix City Council meeting at the Orpheum Theater on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

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TripAdvisor honored the Orpheum Theatre with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide, recognizes hospitality excellence in establishments that consistently receive outstanding TripAdvisor traveler reviews.

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to establishments which demonstrate a commitment to exceptional hospitality. To receive this award, businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor traveler bubble rating of four out of five. It is also based on the volume of reviews within the last 12 months.

The Orpheum Theatre is an internationally recognized arts and entertainment venue listed on the national register of historic places. Built in 1929 as a vaudeville house, the Orpheum underwent a major renovation project that restored it to its original splendor. The theater’s active volunteer corps, managed by the Friends of the Orpheum Theatre, provides free monthly public tours to highlight the theater’s storied past, lavish décor and Spanish baroque architecture. The 1,364-seat Lewis Auditorium is accented with dramatic gold leaf columns and a hand-painted ceiling that depicts bright sunset hues and starry night sky views. The extensive renovation included modern upgrades and state-of-the-art audiovisual components which enhances the overall ambiance for the off-Broadway stage productions, concerts, corporate meetings and special events held at the venue today.

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