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Also 2006 Travelers' Choice Award Winners
|NEEDHAM, Mass., Jan. 17, 2007 - TripAdvisor(R), the world's
largest travel community, today announced the winners of its 2006 Travelers'
Choice(TM) awards. 345 hotels were honored in the fifth year of the competition.
Hotels received awards in the following categories: Best Luxury, Best Hidden
Gems, Best Inns and B&Bs, Best Bargains, Best Pool, Best for Families,
Best for Romance and Best Service. Four Seasons emerged as Best Brand,
a new category in the Travelers' Choice competition.
Unlike any other hotel awards programs that survey perhaps thousands of people, the TripAdvisor(R) Travelers' Choice winners are uniquely "selected" by the millions of travelers from around the world who provide their real and unbiased reviews or opinions about hotels on tripadvisor.com(TM) and across the web.
Remaining faithful to its promise to provide the whole truth about travel, the good, the bad and the ugly, TripAdvisor also identified, for the second year in a row, the 10 "dirtiest" hotels in the U.S. and Europe based on traveler ratings for cleanliness.
10 Dirtiest Hotels in the U.S.
1. Tropicana Resort Hotel, Virginia Beach,
"Last year, five of the dirtiest hotels were in New York City but this
year, the Miami/Fort Lauderdale region leads the country in filthy hotels,
with four properties on the top 10 list," said Perry. The title of the
most recent review posted on TripAdvisor for the dirtiest hotel in the
U.S., Virginia Beach's Tropicana Resort and Spa, was, "VA Beach's most
vile place- ever!!!!!!!!!!!"
"The 2006 Travelers' Choice winners are once again singled out for their spectacular service and extraordinary value," said Michele Perry, director of communications for TripAdvisor. "Most hotel awards programs honor the most luxurious and opulent hotels, but because Travelers' Choice awards are determined by millions of real travelers from around the world, the winners tend to be outstanding properties that are within reach for the average traveler." The average rate per night for all 345 winners is $328, which includes 230 four and five star hotels. Hidden Gems average less than $160 per night; the average nightly rate for Inns and B&Bs is $130 a night; and Best Bargains average $117 per night.
Select 2006 Winners:
Best Luxury (4&5 star hotels) in the World -- Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island, Rangali Island, Maldives
The TripAdvisor(R) Travelers' Choice award winners for 2006 were determined by a combination of TripAdvisor(R) Popularity Index and traveler ratings of specific property attributes. The TripAdvisor(R) Popularity Index is a proprietary algorithm that determines traveler satisfaction based on a variety of sources, including TripAdvisor hotel reviews and travel articles and opinions from across the web. TripAdvisor allows travelers to "grade" hotels based on a variety of attributes, including cleanliness, value and suitability for specific types of travelers.
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|Also See:||The Top 10 Quirkiest Hotels from Around the World / August 2006|
|Online Lodging Reviewer, TripAdvisor, Ranks Top 10 Bargain Hotels in the World / January 2006|
|Online Lodging Reviewer, TripAdvisor, Ranks Top Hotels Worldwide, Based on the Quantity and Quality of Information Found on the Web / February 2004|
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