Weekly top five of five -- the world's most popular hotels
Wednesday 27 January 2010
A roundup of the top five hotels in five of the the world's major capitals on January 27.
The Hilton Wangfujing is travelers' top pick in Beijing this week. It edged out trendy boutique Hotel G by three percent of recommendations, with guests praising the "oasis like" swimming pool. Large Western chains made up three of the top five this week, with Hilton, Holiday Inn and Park Plaza all making an appearance.
1. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
2. Hotel G
3. The Regent Beijing
4. Holiday Inn Central Plaza
5. Park plaza Beijing Wangfujing
Average Price of Top Five €120/$169
Five-star luxury makes up all of London's five most popular hotels this week, with Kensington's Milestone Hotel the most popular. Travelers praised boutique hotel's friendly staff and "sweet" rooms with views over Kensington Palace.
1. The Milestone Hotel
2. Hotel 41
3. The Soho Hotel
4. Sofitel St James
5. The Halkin
Average Price of Top Five €363/$511
New York City
Overall rates at NYC's top five hotels were considerably cheaper than Paris or London, but guests reported no decline in luxury. Upper East Side's luxury hotel The Surrey took top spot, with visitors praising the "cozy but chic" decoration of the ultra-stylish rooms. The hotel reopened in October after a $60 million refurbishment.
1. The Surrey
2. Library hotel
3. Casablanca Hotel
4. The French Quarters Guest Apartments
5. Hotel Elysee
Average Price of Top Five €252/$354
The four-star Jays Hotel has beaten the eponymous George V to top spot in the Paris hotel rankings this week. Guests praised the comfort and communication from hotel staff, as well as the location, in between the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
1. Jays Hotel
2. Four Seasons George V
3. Hotel Luxembourg Parc
4. Hotel Ares Eiffel
5. Hotel le Petit Paris
Average Price of Top Five €487/$685
The Mandarin Oriental took top spot in Tokyo this week, recommended by 96 percent of travelers. It edged out Chuo's Park Prince Tower by only one percentage point though, with the famous Park Hyatt, scene of hit movie Lost in Translation, the third most popular overall. Guests praised the Mandarin Oriental's "impeccable Asian design" and customer service touches such as pre-printed laundry bags and specific electrical adaptors provided in the room before arrival.
1. Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
2. Prince Park Tower Tokyo
3. Park Hyatt Tokyo
4. The Peninsula Tokyo
5. Four Seasons Tokyo at Chinzan-So
Average Price of Top Five €395/$556
Data is taken from millions of independent reviews and rankings surveyed at TripAdvisor taken at 10 AM GMT on January 27, 2010.
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