• TripAdvisor announces world’s best hotels

    Ramesh Tiwari
    January 24, 2014
    TripAdvisor announces world’s best hotels

    NEWTON, Mass., : TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site,  announced the winners of its 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels. In the 12th year of the awards, the world’s most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels.

    The 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels named Gili Lankanfushi Maldives among the top hotels in the world. 

    “We’re excited to recognize the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travelers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodations that received 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start.”

    Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe. In total, 7,123 unique properties worldwide won awards in 2014. Italy featured the most unique hotel winners with 152, the U.K. had 145 properties recognized and the U.S. and France each featured 144 award winners.

    Top 10 Hotels in the World:

    1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
    2. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China
    3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives
    4. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San
       Carlos, Costa Rica
    5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
    6. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
    7. Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece
    8. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita,
       Mexico
    9. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbai, India

    10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Canada   

    Additional Select 2014 Winners:

    Top Luxury Hotel in the World – Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa

    Top Luxury Hotel in the U.S. – The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California

    Best Bargain Hotel in the World – Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland

    Best Bargain Hotel in the U.S. – Desert Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, California

    Best Hotel for Families in the World – Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy

    Best Hotel for Families in the U.S. – Floridays Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida

    Best Hotel for Romance in the World – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand

    Best Hotel for Romance in the U.S. – Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort, Healdsburg, California

    Top Small Hotel in the World – Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa

    Top Small Hotel in the U.S. – La Maison Hotel, Palm Springs, California

    Best B&B and Inn in the World – Bindon Bottom B&B, West Lulworth, England

    Best B&B and Inn in the U.S. – Historic Oak Hill Inn, Natchez, Mississippi

    The average nightly rate of Travelers’ Choice award-winning Top Hotels is $366; Bargain is $91; B&Bs and Inns is $138; Family is $237; Luxury is $467; Romance is $356; and Small Hotels is $301.

    All 7,123 unique winners of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels can be found at http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice.

    Jan. 22, 2014 

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