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Orbitz Worldwide Customers Name Favorite Hotels for 2015
Travelers Get $50 Off Vacation Packages to All “Best In Stay” Award-Winning Hotels

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz Worldwide brands Orbitz.com, ebookers and HotelClub today announced the winners of the 2015 Best In Stay Awards, which honor nearly 400 top-rated hotels in 125 popular destinations around the world based on reviews by Orbitz Worldwide customers. There are up to three Best In Stay winners in each destination, and hotels with the highest customer rating in each destination are given special distinction as a Best In Stay Elite hotel. In addition to the destination winners, Best in Stay and Best in Stay Elite winners are also selected in six categories: Value, Luxury, Family, LGBT, Ski and All-Inclusive.

Orbitz Worldwide Best In Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall numeric score of nearly 400,000 verified hotel reviews submitted by Orbitz Worldwide 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 Orbitz Worldwide hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the number of reviews, frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff. 

“Each day, our customers utilize the nearly two million reviews across our sites to get real-time advice from other customers on where to stay when planning vacations,” said Peggy Bianco, group vice president of global hotel services for Orbitz Worldwide. “We are happy to once again honor the best-in-class hotels around the world that display outstanding amenities and service based on the review scores by Orbitz Worldwide customers.” 

Orbitz.com will also be offering a promotion code (BESTINSTAY50) through November 13, 2015 for $50 off a vacation package redeemable for a three night or more stay at all Best In Stay hotels.1 Orbitz.com will be publicizing the promotion code and award winners in customer emails.

Travelers who are looking for a Best In Stay property but cannot choose between all of the great hotels can use our Best In Stay hotel quiz to help find a property perfect for their next vacation. Find a complete list of winners and the quiz at www.orbitz.com/bestinstay.  

Orbitz Worldwide Best In Stay Destination Winners

Below is a sample of Best In Stay Elite winners in 10 of the most popular domestic and international destinations. Elite winners received the highest customer rating in each destination. Visit the Best In Stay page for the complete list of winners.

2015 Orbitz Best In Stay Elite:
Destination Winners in Top 10 Domestic Markets
2015 Orbitz Best In Stay Elite:
Destination Winners in Top 10 International Markets
Las Vegas: Bellagio Cancun: Nizuc Resort & Spa
New York: JW Marriott Essex House New York Punta Cana: The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
Chicago: The Peninsula Chicago London: Hotel 41
Los Angeles: The Peninsula Beverly Hills Jamaica: Half Moon Resort
Washington, D.C.: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Paris: Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris
Orlando: Rosen Shingle Creek Niagara Falls: Great Wolf Lodge
Denver: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center Aruba: Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts
San Francisco: Grand Hyatt San Francisco Barcelona: Hotel 1898
Maui: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Puerto Vallarta: Casa Capula
Miami: Epic Miami Hong Kong: Hotel Icon
   

Orbitz Worldwide Best In Stay Category Winners

Orbitz Worldwide customers can also rate hotels based on category. Along with the review scores, a team of travel gurus used their expert knowledge to help pick the Best In Stay Elite hotels in each of the categories below. Visit the Orbitz Best In Stay page for the complete list of winners.

2015 Orbitz Best In Stay Elite: Category Winners
Category Winners
Value Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino,
Las Vegas
Luxury The Peninsula, Tokyo
Family Atlantis Royal Towers, Bahamas
LGBT The Talbott Hotel, Chicago
Ski The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail
All-Inclusive Grand Velas, Riviera Maya   
   

Terms and conditions:

1 BESTINSTAY50: Book a qualifying 3-night flight + hotel vacation package between October 22, 2015 12:01AM CST and November 13, 2015 11:59PM CST, for travel between October 22, 2015 and March 31, 2016, 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 cannot be resold. 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.

About Orbitz.com

Orbitz.com is a leading travel website where millions of consumers search for and book a broad range of hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and destination activities. Orbitz.com now offers the groundbreaking Orbitz Rewards loyalty program—the only program where customers can earn rewards immediately on flights, hotels and packages, and redeem instantly on tens of thousands of hotels worldwide. Use the Orbitz Rewards Visa® Card to earn even more rewards. Orbitz.com is the #1 way to book travel on mobile devices, be it using our apps (get them at orbitz.com/mobile) or our smartphone-optimized website (m.orbitz.com), both of which are tailored for smartphones and tablets. The Orbitz app won the 2014 Appy Award for best travel app. Orbitz also ranks #1 in Online Travel Website Customer Satisfaction in the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index. Follow Orbitz on Facebook, Twitter and through the Orbitz Travel Blog. Orbitz.com is owned by Expedia, Inc., one of the world's leading travel companies.

Media Contact: Marita Hudson Thomas, +1-312-260-8304, marita.thomas@orbitz.com

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