Industry Update
Press Release23 January 2014

TripAdvisor Names World’s Best Accommodations With 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards For Hotels

12th Annual Global Awards Honor Top Hotels Overall and in Categories Including Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels

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TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2014 Travelers' Choice® awards for hotels. In the 12th year of the awards, the world's most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels.

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"We're excited to recognize the world's best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travelers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodations that received 2014 Travelers' Choice awards is a perfect place to start."

Travelers' Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe. In total, 7,123 unique properties worldwide won awards in 2014. Italy featured the most unique hotel winners with 152, the U.K. had 145 properties recognized and the U.S. and France each featured 144 award winners.

Top 10 Hotels in the World:

  1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
  2. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China
  3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives
  4. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
  6. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
  7. Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece
  8. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita, Mexico
  9. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Top 10 Hotels in the U.S.:

  1. The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California
  2. French Quarter Inn, Charleston, South Carolina
  3. Bardessono, Yountville, California
  4. Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Oregon
  5. Five Pine Lodge & Spa, Sisters, Oregon
  6. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas
  7. Tivoli Lodge, Vail, Colorado
  8. The Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York City, New York
  9. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  10. The Oxford Hotel, Bend, Oregon

Additional Select 2014 Winners:

  • Top Luxury Hotel in the World – Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Top Luxury Hotel in the U.S. – The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California
  • Best Bargain Hotel in the World – Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland
  • Best Bargain Hotel in the U.S. – Desert Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, California
  • Best Hotel for Families in the World – Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy
  • Best Hotel for Families in the U.S. – Floridays Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida
  • Best Hotel for Romance in the World – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
  • Best Hotel for Romance in the U.S. – Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort, Healdsburg, California
  • Top Small Hotel in the World – Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Top Small Hotel in the U.S. – La Maison Hotel, Palm Springs, California
  • Best B&B and Inn in the World – Bindon Bottom B&B, West Lulworth, England
  • Best B&B and Inn in the U.S. – Historic Oak Hill Inn, Natchez, Mississippi

The average nightly rate of Travelers' Choice award-winning Top Hotels is $366; Bargain is $91; B&Bs and Inns is $138; Family is $237; Luxury is $467; Romance is $356; and Small Hotels is $301.

All 7,123 unique winners of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for hotels can be found at http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 661 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide - covering approximately 7.7 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants – TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 456 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

The subsidiaries and affiliates of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) own and operate a portfolio of websites and businesses, including the following travel media brands:

www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bokun.io, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, and www.restorando.com), www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

*Source: Jumpshot for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2018
**Source: TripAdvisor internal log files, average monthly unique visitors during seasonal peak in Q3 2018

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