Orbitz today announced the winners of the 2013 Best In Stay Awards, which recognize top-rated hotels in 75 markets based on reviews by Orbitz customers.
Orbitz Best In Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall numeric score of nearly 300,000 verified hotel reviews submitted by Orbitz customers that have booked and stayed at hotels over the past year. Customers are asked to rate a variety of hotel attributes on a scale of 1 to 5, including amenities, maintenance, hotel staff, room comfort, location, and value. Those ratings are supplemented by input from nearly 150 Orbitz hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the number of reviews, frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff.
“Finding the right hotel is an important part of the travel experience—whether it be its convenience to attractions or clients, amenities like a spa, pool or beach access, comforts like the room décor and dining, or of course the overall value of what you get for the price,” said Peggy Bianco, group vice president of global hotel services for Orbitz. “Orbitz combines a great online and mobile shopping experience with the insight of over 1.4 million verified hotel reviews to assist travelers in making smart hotel choices that will add to up to a memorable travel experience. And now with our Orbitz Rewards program, our customers can book and earn rewards for discounts on great hotels in every market that we serve.”
From now until November 27, travelers will receive $50 off a vacation package that includes a flight to and hotel stay of three or more nights at anyof these top-of-the-line havens using promotion code BESTINSTAY50. Visit www.orbitz.com/bestinstay for a complete list of Orbitz Best In Stay winners. All winning hotels will also feature the Orbitz Best In Stay icon.
Orbitz Best In Stay Destination Winners
The Orbitz Best In Stay Destination Winners are the best-in-class hotels in 75 of the most popular destinations around the world. Below is a sample of the winners in 10 of the most popular domestic and international destinations. Visit the Orbitz Best In Stay page for a complete list of winners.
Destination Winners in Top 10 Domestic Markets
Destination Winners in Top 10 International Markets
|Las Vegas: The Palazzo Las Vegas||Cancun: Le Blanc Spa Resort|
|New York: The Peninsula New York||Punta Cana: Iberostar Grand Bávaro|
|Chicago: The Talbott Hotel||London: The Savoy|
|Los Angeles: L’Ermitage Beverly Hills||Jamaica: Iberostar Grand Rose Hall|
|Washington, D.C.: Park Hyatt Washington||Paris: Castille Paris|
|Orlando: Waldorf Astoria Orlando||Niagra Falls: Great Wolf Lodge|
|Denver: JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek||Sydney: Fraser Suites Sydney|
|San Francisco: Omni San Francisco Hotel||Barcelona: Hotel Casa Fuster|
|Maui: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea||Puerto Vallarta: Garza Blanca Preserve|
|Miami: The Tides South Beach||Hong Kong: The Langham Hong Kong|
Orbitz Best In Stay Category Winners
Orbitz customers can also rate hotels based on category. Along with the review scores,a team of Orbitz travel gurus used their expert knowledge to help pick the best domestic and international hotels in each of the categories below.
|Value||Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Orange County||Park Hotel, Tokyo|
|Luxury||The Peninsula, Chicago||The Langham Hotel, London|
|Couples||Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego||Atlantis The Palm, Dubai|
|LGBT||The Atlantic Hotel, Fort Lauderdale||Axel Hotel, Berlin|
|Ski||Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa, Jackson Hole||Hotel Sacher, Salzburg|
|All-Inclusive||n/a||Sun Palace, Cancun|