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The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels

The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels

Expedia.com Releases 2015 Insiders’ Select List

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

Expedia.com®, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites*, has released the New Zealand 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 New Zealand properties among 650 exclusive properties globally 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 traveler who booked a stay at that hotel on Expedia website around the world. The winning hotels were called out as those that consistently 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 New Zealand properties to make the list were the 4.5-star Grange Boutique B&B and Motel and the Airport Palms Motel, both in Christchurch. TheGrange Lodge Motel in Auckland also made the list. The final New Zealand property to be recognised was the Aoraki Court Motel in Otago.

Kelly Cull, Expedia.co.nz Travel Expert, said: “It’s encouraging to see four New Zealand 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 accounting for 50% of the top list of 650 properties, up from 37% in 2014.

*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.

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