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Orbitz 2010 'Best in Stay' Awards Recognize Top Customer-Rated Hotels

Get 10% Off Award-Winning Hotels in Popular Destinations Across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) today announced the winners of its 2010 Best In Stay Awards (www.orbitz.com/bestinstay), recognizing more than 50 top-rated hotels based on reviews by Orbitz guests themselves.

"As social media continues to evolve, more and more travelers are looking for advice from other travelers to help them choose the best hotel," said Peggy Bianco, Group Vice President of Global Hotel Supplier Services for Orbitz Worldwide.  "The Orbitz Best In Stay Awards aim to applaud those hotels that continue to impress their guests with a high level of customer service."

Orbitz Best In Stay hotel winners were selected based on the overall score they received from Orbitz customers.  Reviews and scores for each hotel are collected only from Orbitz customers who have booked and stayed at the hotel.  Reviewers are asked to rate a variety of hotel attributes on a scale of 1 to 5, including amenities, maintenance, hotel staff, room comfort, location and value. The "overall score" is an average of all reviewer scores submitted.

From now until March 31, 2010, travelers can receive a special 10% discount on these award-winning hotels and share their own reviews with other travelers. Find the list of hotels at www.orbitz.com/bestinstay and use promotion code HOTELAWARD10 to take advantage of this offer*.

The following hotels are a sample of the 2010 Orbitz Best In Stay winners in some of the most popular destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.

A number of resorts in the ski and all-Inclusive categories also earned Best in Stay Awards. For the entire list of award-winning hotels, visit www.orbitz.com/bestinstay.

New York:

The London NYC


Las Vegas:

The Signature at MGM Grand

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino


Miami:

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach

The Strand Hotel Ocean Drive


Orlando:

Rosen Shingle Creek


Chicago:

The Talbott Hotel


Hawaii:

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (Maui)

Outrigger Reef on the Beach (Oahu)


Cancun:

La Amada Hotel – Playa Mujeres Cancun


All-Inclusive:

Le Blanc Spa Resort Adults Only Cancun

Excellence Playa Mujeres Cancun Luxury Adults Only

Excellence Riviera Cancun Luxury Adults Only


Ski:

The Gant (Aspen, CO)

The Pines Lodge, A Rock Resort (Beaver Creek, CO)

The Steamboat Grand (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Vail Cascade Resort & Spa (Vail, CO)

Mountain Thunder Lodge (Breckenridge, CO)

Nita Lake Lodge (Whistler, BC)

The Wyoming Inn of Jackson (Jackson Hole, CO)


Awards were given to hotels in the following 32 destinations:


Atlanta

Los Angeles

Orange County, CA

San Diego

Boston

Maui

Orlando

San Francisco

Cancun

Miami

Philadelphia

Seattle

Chicago

Minneapolis

Phoenix

Tampa

Dallas

Montreal

Portland

Toronto

Denver

New Orleans

Puerto Vallarta

Vancouver

Jamaica

New York

Punta Cana

Virginia Beach

Las Vegas

Oahu

San Antonio

Washington, DC



Introduced in 2005, Orbitz hotel reviews let travelers take advantage of the first-hand knowledge of hundreds of thousands of authentic hotel customer reviews solicited only from Orbitz travelers who have booked a stay at the hotel. Hotel reviews can be sorted based on the type of traveler, such as business, couples or family, to find the right hotel that fits travelers' specific needs.

Now, Orbitz customers can also share their hotel reviews with their Facebook network.  Travelers simply click "Connect with Facebook" after completing the review form to post the review to their Facebook page.

Terms and conditions:

*Book a qualifying hotel between February 25, 2010 and March 31, 2010 for 1 or more nights for travel between February 25, 2010 and December 31, 2010, via Orbitz and instantly receive 10% off your booking through the use of the promotion code.  To display qualifying hotels, click "I have a promotion code." and enter the promotion code, then look for hotels marked with the icon "COUPON."  Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking. Discount may not be used toward the booking of a vacation package. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Orbitz reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Note that this promotion is only valid on select hotels.

About Orbitz.com

Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Since launching its Web site to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including Flight Price Assurance, Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results. On Orbitz.com consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies. Orbitz.com is owned by Orbitz Worldwide.

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About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com), the Away Network (www.away.com), and corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com). For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.

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