Expedia names world’s best hotels

Expedia.com has unveiled the Expedia Insiders’ Select list of the world’s best hotels (www.expedia.com/insiderselect). The list ranks hotel properties based on several factors, the most significant of which is Expedia.com Traveler Opinions(R), the largest collection of qualified traveler reviews on the Web. Now, the millions of travelers who visit Expedia.com every month to shop for travel can easily identify the hotels in their destination that have received high marks from fellow travelers for the value and experience they deliver.

“Expedia.com is committed to delivering the tools and information that help people book their trip and travel with confidence, knowing they’ve selected the best hotel for their trip,” said Paul Brown, President, Expedia, Inc. Partner Services Group and Expedia North America. “The Expedia Insiders’ Select gives our customers another powerful way to find the perfect hotel by harnessing the trusted insight of millions of travelers, and the destination expertise Expedia enjoys by having hundreds of employees in local markets across the globe.”

The Insiders’ Select list formally recognizes the hotels that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. The hotels on the Insiders’ Select list represent the top one percent of the more than 70,000 hotels Expedia.com offers. The list showcases the world’s rich diversity of travel destinations, as well as the variety of accommodations Expedia travelers can choose from, ranging from the 4-star colonial-style Cozumel Palace All Inclusive in Mexico to Budapest’s all-suite Starlight Suiten Hotel.