Published On: Thu, Jul 18th, 2013

Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2013 Reveals World’s Top Rated Hotels

Four Hotels in the Caribbean Ranked in Top 100

the-royal-sea-aquarium-cw_11143372_500BELLEVUE, Wash. – 17 July 2013 –, the world’s leading online travel agency, has today revealed its renownedExpedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2013 list, an annual ranking of the very best hotels on Expedia sites from around the world, predominantly determined by Expedia customers.  Four hotels in the Caribbean ranked in the top 100 of the list including:

  • ·         Round Hill Hotel And Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • ·         The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort in Willemstad, Curacao
  • ·         Grande Bay Resort in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • ·         Galley Bay Resort & Spa All-Inclusive in St. John, Antigua and Barbuda

Hotels on the Insiders’ Select list are rated on a number of factors, the most important of which is the scores from more than one million verified Expedia customer reviews received during 2012. Just 650 hotels are exclusively selected from a pool of more than 205,000 properties available on Expedia-branded sites worldwide.

The exclusive Insiders’ Select list empowers travelers by helping them identify the hotels in their chosen destination that have been recognized by other travelers as delivering an excellent guest experience.  Hotels that make the list benefit from additional marketing and exposure from Expedia as well as the distinction as one of the best hotels available to the millions of consumers who visit Expedia sites every month to shop for and book travel.

“Travelers have an increasingly voracious appetite for online reviews and they have become critically important to their purchasing decisions.  Delivering a superior guest experience is more crucial than ever before and our research shows reviews drive increased demand as well as the ability to charge a higher price per room - and that’s when hotels really benefit”, said Marco Tagliatti, vice president of Lodging Supply for the Expedia group in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Round Hill Resort takes great pride in being included in Expedia Insider’s Select as we value offering our guests superb quality experiences,” said Linda Lawrence, director of sales and marketing, at Round Hill Hotel and Villas. “We look forward to our continued relationship with Expedia as partnering with the online travel leader has allowed us to increase our bottom line by becoming more visible to a wider audience.”

Round Hill Hotel and Villas has long been known as the pinnacle of beauty and elegance among boutique Caribbean resorts. Known for understated glamour, discreet and impeccable service, and warm Jamaican hospitality, the exclusive, award-winning resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica is renowned as one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean.

Taking out the global number one spot in this year’s Expedia Insiders’ Select is One&Only Palmilla Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, followed by Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort near the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica.  In third place is Marrol's Boutique Hotel in Bratislava.

This global ranking celebrates hotels all around the world, representing various accommodation types and star ratings. More than 650 hotels in the 2013 rankings are found in more than 450 cities in more than 70 countries, making this a truly global recognition program.

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