Expedia Insiders' Select 2015

On September 03, 2015 at 02:28 AM

The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels:

Expedia.com Releases 2015 Insiders’ Select List


Four Australian properties featured among 650 global properties named to the annual elite list, resulting from two million+ guest reviews



SYDNEY, Australia, September 1, 2015– Expedia.com®, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites*, has released the Australian results of the Expedia® 2015 Insiders’ Select® rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels.


This list represents a ranking of the world’s best-reviewed hotels, reflecting direct customer feedback on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide. The 2015 list names four Australian properties among 650 exclusive properties as Insiders’ Select winning hotels from among bookable properties available on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide. Insiders’ Select is now in its eighth year.


The 2015 class of Insiders’ Select hotels reflects more than two million customer Verified Reviews. Verified Reviews have been confirmed by Expedia as linked to a traveller who booked a stay at that hotel on Expedia websites around the world. The winning hotels were called out as those thatconsistently deliver value, in the form of competitive pricing, pristine amenities and superior customer service, and by maintaining a minimum guest review score of 4.7 out of 5.


The top-ranked Australian property to make the list was the 4.5-starXanadu Main Beach Resorton the Gold Coast. The Quay West Suitesand Hotel Lindrumin Melbournealso made the list. The final Australian property to be recognised was the Mantra Boathouse Apartmentsat Airlie Beach in The Whitsundays.


Kelly Cull, Expedia.com.au Travel Expert, said: “It’s encouraging to see four Australian hotels recognised by the global Expedia community as world-class, delivering an outstanding guest experience time and time again.”


“By aggregating feedback from millions of customers, we are able to give our customers information they need to make planning and booking their holidays easier.”


This year’s list of top 10 hotels features an array of global destinations, from Bermuda to Italy to Japan. The picturesque Royal Palm Hotel, a 4-star property in Bermuda, tops the list, followed by Calenga Apartments in gorgeous Dubrovnik, Croatia. US hotels account for 50% of the top list of 650 properties, up from 37% in 2014.  


The top 10 hotels in the 2015 Insiders’ Select list are:

1.       Royal Palms Hotel, Bermuda

2.       Calenga Apartments, Dubrovnik, Croatia

3.       Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel, Costa Rica

4.       Woolleys Classic Suites, Denver, United States

5.       Dormy Inn Sapporo Annex, Sapporo, Japan

6.       B+B Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7.       Hotel Panorama, Olbia, Italy

8.       Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Thailand

9.       Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa, Motobu, Japan

10.   Best Western Premier Weinebrugge, Bruges, Belgium

Visitors to Expedia.com can find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by visiting http://www.expedia.com/insidersselect. These hotels will also feature an Expedia Insiders’ Select badge on their hotel description page.


About the Expedia group

The Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one of the world’s leading travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes leading online travel brands, such as:

  • Expedia.com®, a leading full service online travel agency with localized sites in 31 countries
  • Hotels.com®, the hotel specialist with localized sites in more than 60 countries
  • Hotwire®, a leading discount travel site that offers Hot Rate® Hotels, Hot Rate® Cars and Hot Rate® Airfares, as well as vacation packages
  • Travelocity®, a pioneer in online travel and a leading online travel agency in the US and Canada
  • Egencia®, a leading corporate travel management company
  • Venere.com™, the online hotel reservation specialist in Europe
  • trivago®, a leading online hotel metasearch company with sites in 52 countries
  • Wotif Group,  a leading portfolio of travel brands operating in the Australia/New Zealand region, including Wotif.com®, lastminute.com.au®, lastminute.co.nz® and travel.com.au®
  • Expedia Local Expert®, a provider of online and in-market concierge services, activities, experiences and ground transportation in hundreds of destinations worldwide
  • Classic Vacations®, a top luxury travel specialist
  • Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, a provider of exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of 190 retail franchise locations across North America
  • CarRentals.com, the premier car rental booking company on the web


The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market consumers through Expedia® Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for thousands of affiliates, including some of the world’s leading airlines, top consumer brands and high traffic websites through Expedia Affiliate Network. For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.comor follow us on Twitter @expediainc.


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*Based on a comparison of other full-service online travel agencies, defined as those providing booking and services related to air, hotel, cruise, car and activities to a global customer base. Data based on comScore Media Metrix for Expedia, Inc. Sites, Worldwide, Average Monthly Unique Visitors, Oct '12-Sept '13.

SOURCE: Expedia.com
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