Orbitz Awards 'Best in Stay' Hotel Winners

Orbitz Awards 'Best in Stay' Hotel Winners
Source: orbitz.com

Orbitz Worldwide on Tuesday announced the winners of its 2012 Best In Stay Awards which recognize top-rated hotels based on reviews by Orbitz customers.


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Customers were 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 were 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.

"Orbitz applauds the 2012 Best In Stay winners for being best-in-class properties and for offering exemplary service and top-notch facilities to hotel guests, " says Peggy Bianco, group vice president of global hotel services for Orbitz, in a press release.

The top 10 domestic destination winners are:

  • Las Vegas: Bellagio
  • New York: The Peninsula
  • Chicago: The Talbot Hotel
  • Los Angeles: Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows
  • Washington D.C.: Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
  • Orlando: The Peabody
  • Denver: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
  • San Francisco: Argonaut Hotel
  • Maui: The Fairmont Kea Lani
  • Miami: Dream South Beach

In addition to destination-specific awards, Orbitz awarded winners in the categories of value, luxury, best for couples, eco-consciousness, LGBT friendliness and best ski resort. Click here for the full list of winners.

In a promotion tied to the awards, Orbitz is offering travelers $50 off a vacation package that includes a flight and hotel stay of three or more nights at any of the winning properties. Bookings must be made by October 21 to qualify for the offer using promotion code "BESTINSTAY50" when booking a package on Orbitz's website.

And if you reserve a package under this promotion, feel secure your price will be the same whether booking on a Mac or PC. In June, Orbitz CEO Barney Harford appeared on CNBC's "Closing Bell " to dispel claims that travelers booking on their website see different prices based on whether they use a Mac or PC. (Read more: Can You Trust Online Travel Search Results? )