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Orbitz.com Customers Name Favorite Hotels for 2014

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz.com today announced the winners of the 2014 Best In Stay Awards, which honor nearly 400 top-rated hotels in 75 popular destinations based on reviews by Orbitz customers. There are up to five 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 were also selected in six categories: Value, Luxury, Family, LGBT, Ski and All-Inclusive.

Orbitz Best In Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall numeric score of 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.

"With customers booking hotels on Orbitz.com and our other sites in record numbers, we expanded the Best In Stay Awards to recognize even more best-in-class hotels as rated by customers," said Peggy Bianco, group vice president of global hotel supplier services for Orbitz.com. "In the age of mobile and social media, customers use our nearly 2 million hotel reviews to make real-time decisions about their trips based on advice from other customers. Orbitz is proud to honor these highly rated Best In Stay properties that provide exemplary service and make our customers' hotel stays memorable."

From now until October 31, 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

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

Orbitz 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 Orbitz Best In Stay page for the complete list of winners.

2014 Orbitz Best In Stay Elite:
Destination Winners in Top 10 Domestic Markets
2014 Orbitz Best In Stay Elite:
Destination Winners in Top 10 International Markets
Las Vegas: Wynn Las Vegas Cancun: Excellence Playa Mujeres Cancun
New York: The Peninsula New York Punta Cana: Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro
Chicago: The Peninsula Chicago London: One Aldwych, London
Los Angeles: Montage Beverly Hills Jamaica: Half Moon, A Rockresort
Washington, D.C.: The Hay-Adams Paris: Hotel Bel Ami
Orlando: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Denver: Hotel Teatro Aruba: Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts
San Francisco: Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square Barcelona: Hotel Casa Fuster
Maui: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Puerto Vallarta: Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Miami: Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach Hong Kong: The Peninsula 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 In Stay Elite hotels in each of the categories below. Visit the Orbitz Best In Stay page for the complete list of winners.

2014 Orbitz Best In Stay Elite: Category Winners
Category Winners
Value MileNorth, Chicago
Luxury Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Phoenix
Family Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Oahu
LGBT The Talbott Hotel, Chicago
Ski One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort, Breckenridge
All-Inclusive Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun

Terms and conditions:

1Book a qualifying 3-night flight + hotel vacation package between October 13, 2014 12:01AM CDT and October 31, 2014 11:59PM CDT, for travel between October 13, 2014 and March 31, 2015, 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 that enables consumers to search for and book a broad range of hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and destination activities. Since launching in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the world's largest online travel sites. 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 www.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 operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW).

About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) is a leading global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com) and CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) delivers private label travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the world`s largest airlines and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of all sizes. Orbitz Worldwide makes investor relations information available at investors.orbitz.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Marita Hudson Thomas, +1-312-260-8304, marita.thomas@orbitz.comSource:Orbitz Worldwide