TripAdvisor, the leading travel research site, today announced the 2004 hotels included in its annual TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice list. Using its proprietary Hotel Popularity Index, each year TripAdvisor ranks the top hotels across six continents, based on the quantity and quality of information found on the Internet. A new category has been added this year to the list: Top Bed & Breakfasts in the United States.
The TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice list is based on the wealth of online travel information collected by TripAdvisor. Articles, TripAdvisor.com member reviews written by the over 10 million worldwide visitors each month, guidebook listings and web comments all factor into a hotel's ranking. The more positive information published on the web about a hotel, the higher the hotel's ranking.
"The Traveler's Choice list represents what savvy travelers and we at TripAdvisor recognize as key: having a great vacation is not just about price but about the right hotel -- with the perfect location, service, amenities -- at the right price," said Christine Petersen, VP marketing at TripAdvisor. "These are the hotels that our members say are simply the best."
The TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Overall Hotel List for 2004: United States: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf, Las Vegas* Canada: Hotel Gault, Montreal Mexico: Ritz-Carlton Cancun, Cancun Caribbean: The Caves, Negril, Jamaica Europe: Hotel Lancaster, Paris, France Asia and South Pacific: Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Central and South Americas: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, Prov. Of Guanacaste, Costa Rica United States Bed and Breakfasts: Nassau House, Key West, Florida The TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Hotel List for 2004 within Top Regions: United States: Chicago: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Honolulu: Halekulani Hotel Las Vegas: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf* Miami Beach: Pelican Hotel New Orleans: Homewood Suites New Orleans New York City: Sofitel New York Orlando: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes San Diego: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter* San Francisco: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC: Willard InterContinental Washington* United States Bed & Breakfasts: Charlottesville: Foxfield Inn Hilo: Waterfalls Inn Bed and Breakfast Key West: Nassau House Napa: Candlelight Inn New Orleans: 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast Santa Fe: Inn of the Five Graces Savannah: Ballastone Inn Seekonk: Historic Jacob Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast Traverse City: Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast Williams: Legacies Bed and Breakfast Canada: Montreal: Hotel Gault Niagara Falls: Renaissance Fallsview Hotel Vancouver: Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel Mexico: Acapulco: Las Brisas Acapulco Cabo San Lucas: The Bungalows Hotel Cancun: Ritz-Carlton Cancun Guadalajara: Hotel Cervantes Playa del Carmen: Kailuum ii, Playa del Carmen Puerto Vallarta : Four Seasons Punta Mita San Miguel de Allende: Casa Luna Hotel Caribbean: Havana: NH Parque Central Hotel Negril: The Caves Ocho Rios: Jamaica Inn Oranjestad: Golden Tulip Bucuti Beach Resort Paradise Island: One & Only Ocean Club Puerto Plata: Iberostar Costa Dorada St. Kitts: Marriott St Kitts Royal Resort Europe: Barcelona: The Hotel Arts Barcelona Dublin: Merrion Hotel London: Cranley Hotel Madrid: Villa Real Hotel Munich: Mandarin Oriental -- Munich Paris: Hotel Lancaster Prague: Four Seasons Prague Rome: Hotel Santa Maria Venice: San Clemente Palace Asia & South Pacific: Auckland: Crowne Plaza Auckland Bangkok: The Peninsula -- Bangkok Beijing: The Peninsula Palace Beijing Bora Bora: Hotel Bora Bora Hong Kong: Peninsula Hong Kong Sydney: The Observatory Hotel Tokyo: Park Hyatt Tokyo Central & South Americas: Boquete, Panama: La Montana y el Valle, Coffee Estate Inn Buenos Aires: Alvear Palace Hotel Prov. of Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana Palace Hotel Santiago: Hotel Orly *Also on 2003 Traveler's Choice List Methodology -- TripAdvisor's proprietary search technology continuously scours the web for articles, reviews and opinions published on various travel topics including hotel properties -- TripAdvisor.com's 10 million members rate and write reviews on 100,000 hotel properties worldwide -- TripAdvisor assigns each hotel a "popularity index" based on the quantity and quality of data -- TripAdvisor then ranks the hotels in each city and then region based on their web popularity score About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, Inc. provides a comprehensive travel search engine that helps consumers research their travel plans via the web, and gives them direct access to major online travel suppliers, including Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, hotels.com, and American Airlines, for booking upcoming trips. TripAdvisor.com is the 8th most popular travel website worldwide, according to comScore Media Metrix (September, 2004), and has won dozens of awards, including PC Magazine's Top 100 Web Sites and Forbes Best of the Web. The company also offers travel suppliers a performance-based marketing medium that generates average click-through rates of over 10% per page. TripAdvisor is part of IAC Local and Media Services, an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp
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