The Thumb, located 9393 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale, recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence which celebrates hospitality businesses that earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.
Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions worldwide that continually delivered a quality customer experience, according to a press release. The award, now in its sixth year, accounts for the quality, quantity and recent reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. Qualifying businesses maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said TripAdvisor Vice President of Industry Marketing Heather Leisman in a prepared statement. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”
The Thumb was featured in Food Network’s Diners Drive Ins and Dives. According to the press release, Guy Fieri mentioned The Thumb as “the funky gas station, serving up da’ bomb BBQ,” along with services including a car wash and bakery. The car wash, voted Best Car Wash 2016 by Arizona Foothills Magazine, started in Jan. 13, 2012, and is undergoing re-branding as the name changed from Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market located in North East Scottsdale.
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