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TripAdvisor Names Hot New Hotels Across The Globe
Three London Hotels Named Among Best Rated in Europe

15 October, 2013 - TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announces its inaugural list of Hot New Hotels – which showcases the best rated hotels opened in the last twelve months. 

Three London hotels have been named among the list of 10 hot new hotels in Europe with one also making it on to the top 10 world list. The Ampersand Hotel in London’s South Kensington is revealed as second in Europe’s hot new hotels and eighth in the world, while the InterContinental London Westminster and the West End’s Café Royal placed fourth and seventh respectively in Europe. 

“TripAdvisor has identified the new hotels that have made lasting impressions on our community since opening their doors,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer at TripAdvisor. “Whether travelling internationally or close to home, we encourage travellers to check out, or ‘check in’ to these new hotels on the scene that are getting high reviews from other travellers.”

The Ampersand Hotel, the highest ranked UK hotel, is inspired by London’s famous museum district and its interior design runs along five themes: botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. Roberto Pajares, general manager at The Ampersand Hotel said, "We're absolutely delighted to receive this incredible recognition from the world's largest travel site, especially as it comes straight from the travellers themselves.  As an independent boutique hotel with only 111 rooms, being one of the best rated new hotels in the world is a truly proud moment''

The full list of the world’s and Europe’s Hot New Hotels:

Hot New Hotels – Europe

  1. Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, Vilnius, Lithuania

  2. The Ampersand Hotel, London, United Kingdom

  3. Das Stue, Berlin, Germany

  4. InterContinental London Westminster, London, United Kingdom

  5. The Ritz-Carlton Vienna, Vienna, Austria

  6. Metropol Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia

  7. Cafe Royal, London, United Kingdom

  8. Myriad by SANA Hotels, Lisbon, Portugal

  9. LaGare Hotel Venezia, Murano, Italy

  10. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hot New Hotels – World

  1. Hotel Casa San Agustin, Cartagena, Colombia

  2. Kura Design Villas Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica

  3. Taj Palace Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

  4. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas

  5. Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, Vilnius, Lithuania

  6. Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

  7. Refinery Hotel, New York City, New York

  8. The Ampersand Hotel, London, United Kingdom

  9. Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Baku, Azerbaijan

  10. Zero George Street, Charleston, South Carolina

In addition to Europe and the world, TripAdvisor has highlighted Hot New Hotels in the US and Asia.

1Hotels included in the ranking opened between June 2012 and July 2013 and have since received a minimum of 30 reviews. The ranking of each hotel is based on the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travellers.