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The 2013 Orbitz Best in Stay Awards

It’s that time of the year again… Say hello to the few, the proud, the winners of the 2013 Orbitz Best in Stay Awards!

Orbitz Best In Stay Award winners were selected based on the review scores and number of reviews written by Orbitz customers as well as input from our hotel experts. Hotels are rated on a scale of one to five for service, amenities, comfort, location and value. Our winners are the cream of the crop in 75 of our most popular destinations around the world. In addition to the 75 market winners, winners were also selected in six categories: Value, Luxury, Couples, LGBT, Ski and All-Inclusive.

Because we’re all about sharing the love (and having a great time), we invite everyone to celebrate along with the Best In Stay winners— Orbitz customers can enjoy $50 off a vacation package of 3 or more nights to any of these top-of-the-line retreats and rock star digs.

From the trendy beaches of Miami to the charming streets of Charleston, we bring you the best of the best hotels, rated based on highest review scores in our top 75 markets around the world. Examples of 2013 winners include The Peninsula New York among New York hotels, The Savoy among London hotels and The Talbott Hotel among Chicago hotels.

We crunched the numbers on hotels in these categories, and winners are put to the algorithmic test. We then assembled an all-star team of Orbitz travel gurus to use their expert knowledge to pick overall winners in each of the categories below:

Bang for Your Buck: Best Value Hotel
Properties in this category let you stretch your travel budget dollar like it’s never been stretched before. The winning hotel leaves both you and your wallet happy by not breaking the bank.

Super Swanky: Best Luxury Hotel
These hotels are the stuff dreams are made of. Mingle with the world’s movers and shakers and get treated like the royalty you are. Our champ hotel is the utmost in refined taste and unmatched service.

The Whole Nine Yards: Best Resort/All-Inclusive Hotel
This category includes hotels with everything but the kitchen sink. From decadent eats and designer drinks to waterpark thrills and endless shopping, these all-inclusive resorts meet every whim.  

Sweet Escapes: Best Couples Hotel
Stays at these romantic hotels are an exercise in starry-eyed indulgence. Let romance bloom at these escapes for deux—the perfect spots to get lost in the moment, or create new ones.

Rainbow Retreats: Best LGBT-Friendly Hotel
More than just top-notch lodging, this group of hotels proudly welcomes gay, lesbian, bi and trans visitors. With an inviting spirit, our winner puts equality first.

Perfect Powder Plays: Best Ski Hotel
Access to the freshest powder is just the start. These hotels serve up downhill action plus the best in post-slope lodging, après ski, spas and shopping.


Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 63 reviews

Huntington Beach, California

Best Domestic Value Hotel

Park Hotel Tokyo

4 stars
4.4 / 5 22 reviews

Tokyo, Japan

Best International Value Hotel

The Peninsula Chicago

5 stars
4.8 / 5 47 reviews

Chicago, Illinois

Best Domestic Luxury Hotel

The Langham Hotel London

5 stars
4.7 / 5 13 reviews

London, United Kingdom

Best International Luxury Hotel

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort

4 stars
4.7 / 5 14 reviews

Vail, Colorado

Best Domestic Ski Hotel

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

5 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

Salzburg, Austria

Best International Ski Hotel

Hotel del Coronado, a KSL Property

4 stars
4.1 / 5 88 reviews

Coronado, California

Best Domestic Couples Hotel

Atlantis The Palm

5 stars
4.6 / 5 67 reviews

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best International Couples Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel and Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 78 reviews

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Best Domestic LGBT-Friendly Hotel

Axel Hotel Berlin

4 stars
3.8 / 5 46 reviews

Berlin, Germany

Best International LGBT-Friendly Hotel

Sun Palace Couples Only - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.5 / 5 341 reviews

Cancun, Mexico

Best International All Inclusive Hotel

Orbitz Expert Bios

  • Jeff Marsh

    Jeff Marsh is the Director of LGBT Marketing for Orbitz. His passport has stamps from over a dozen countries on five continents, where he’s explored hotels on both the budget and luxury sides of spectrum. Marsh regularly consults with leading hotel brands including Marriott, Starwood, MGM Resorts International regarding target marketing best practices and he has been a speaker at leading LGBT-travel events including the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s annual convention and Community Marketing’s Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality.

  • Jeanenne Tornatore

    Jeanenne Tornatore is the Senior Editor at Orbitz.com. In her 15 years working in the travel industry, she has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe, plus visited Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Canada. Tornatore has stayed in some pretty fabulous hotels along the way, and, of course, a few not so fabulous ones. As a mom of three, she appreciates the must-have amenities of a true family-friendly resort, but also loves indulging in the nice-to-have extras of a lux boutique hotel.

  • Sarah Gorenstein

    A writer, editor and columnist for nearly 20 years, Sarah Preston Gorenstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Content for Orbitz. Before Orbitz, Gorenstein was the Managing Editor of Playboy.com, and has spent over a decade covering nightlife and interviewing celebrities for publications such as Chicago magazine, Michigan Avenue Magazine and People magazine. Gorenstein pored over hundreds of hotels to determine the Best in Stay in each of their categories.

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