The World Best Hotels according to Expedia
07 May 2008
7th May 2008 – Expedia, an internet-based travel agency introduced its Insiders' Select list of the world's best hotels. The list includes only the top one percent of all their hotels and resorts. Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal is listed as their best hotel in Hungary, being No 100 on the whole list.
Expedia unveiled its annual Expedia Insiders' Select list of the world's best hotels. Marking the second annual ranking, the list is comprised of the top hotels from among a selection of nearly 80,000 properties worldwide available on Expedia.
“The Expedia Insiders’ Select list makes it easier for travelers to sort through thousands of hotel options to choose the best hotel for their trip,” said Paul Brown, president, Expedia North America. “Expedia has captured the experiences of millions of hotel guests, and combined them with a value rating and local destination expertise to help travelers identify the best hotels in the world for the best value.”
The list represents the variety of hotel types and destinations offered on Expedia. One characteristic all Insiders’ Select hotels have in common is that they have been recognized by Expedia travelers for consistently delivering excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. The list is comprised of hotels ranging from boutique to chain properties in a variety of small, mid-sized and large destinations. The list also represents Expedia’s global selection of hotel properties, to international favorites like The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Expedia Insiders’ Select list was compiled using a weighted mathematical formula that includes several factors including:
- Expedia’s collection of hundreds of thousands of Traveler Opinions—hotel reviews created by Expedia travelers who recently stayed at the property;
- A value rating determined by comparing hotels within the same star-rating and geographical region to identify hotels that deliver a notable value for the experience they offer; and
- Local expertise and insight from hundreds of Expedia employees in destinations throughout the world.