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Orbitz Customers Name Favorite Hotels for 2013

Travelers Get $50 Off Vacation Packages to All "Best In Stay" Award-Winning Hotels

CHICAGO, IL, November 14, 2013 - Orbitz today announced the winners of the 2013 Best In Stay Awards, which recognize top-rated hotels in 75 markets based on reviews by Orbitz customers.

Orbitz Best In Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall numeric score of nearly 300,000 verified hotel reviews submitted by Orbitz customers that have booked and stayed at hotels over the past year. Customers 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. Those ratings are supplemented by input from nearly 150 Orbitz hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the number of reviews, frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff.

"Finding the right hotel is an important part of the travel experience- whether it be its convenience to attractions or clients, amenities like a spa, pool or beach access, comforts like the room decor and dining, or of course the overall value of what you get for the price," said Peggy Bianco, group vice president of global hotel services for Orbitz. "Orbitz combines a great online and mobile shopping experience with the insight of over 1.4 million verified hotel reviews to assist travelers in making smart hotel choices that will add to up to a memorable travel experience. And now with our Orbitz Rewards program, our customers can book and earn rewards for discounts on great hotels in every market that we serve."

From now until November 27, travelers will receive $50 off a vacation package that includes a flight and hotel stay of three or more nights at any of these top-of-the-line havens using promotion code BESTINSTAY50.1 Visit for a complete list of Orbitz Best In Stay winners. All winning hotels will also feature the Orbitz Best In Stay icon.   

Orbitz Best In Stay Destination Winners

The Orbitz Best In Stay Destination Winners are the best-in-class hotels in 75 of the most popular destinations around the world. Below is a sample of the winners in 10 of the most popular domestic and international destinations. Visit the Orbitz Best In Stay page for a complete list of winners.

2013 Orbitz Best In Stay:
Destination Winners in Top 10 Domestic Markets
2013 Orbitz Best In Stay:
Destination Winners in Top 10 International Markets
Las Vegas: The Palazzo Las Vegas Cancun: Le Blanc Spa Resort
New York: The Peninsula New York Punta Cana: Iberostar Grand Bávaro
Chicago: The Talbott Hotel London: The Savoy
Los Angeles: L'Ermitage Beverly Hills Jamaica: Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
Washington, D.C.: Park Hyatt Washington Paris: Castille Paris
Orlando: Waldorf Astoria Orlando Niagra Falls: Great Wolf Lodge
Denver: JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek Sydney: Fraser Suites Sydney
San Francisco: Omni San Francisco Hotel Barcelona: Hotel Casa Fuster
Maui: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Puerto Vallarta: Garza Blanca Preserve
Miami: The Tides South Beach Hong Kong: The Langham Hong Kong

Orbitz Best In Stay Category Winners
Orbitz customers can also rate hotels based on category. Along with the review scores, a team of Orbitz travel gurus used their expert knowledge to help pick the best domestic and international hotels in each of the categories below.

2013 Orbitz Best In Stay:
Domestic and International Category Winners
Category Domestic International
Value Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Orange County Park Hotel, Tokyo
Luxury The Peninsula, Chicago The Langham Hotel, London
Couples Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
LGBT The Atlantic Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Axel Hotel, Berlin
Ski The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail Hotel Sacher, Salzburg
All-Inclusive n/a Sun Palace, Cancun

Terms and conditions:
1Book a qualifying flight+hotel package between November 13, 2013 12:00AM (CST) and November 27, 2013 11:59PM (CST), for 3 or more nights for travel between November 13 and December 31, 2013, via Orbitz and instantly receive $50 off your booking through the use of the promotion code.  Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking.  Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes are non-transferrable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other offers. 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.


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About Orbitz Worldwide
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