650 Global Properties Named to the Annual Elite List, Resulting From Two Million+ Guest Reviews

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 14, 2015 – Today Expedia.com®, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites*, announced the results of the Expedia® 2015 Insiders’ Select® rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. This list represents a ranking of the world’s best-reviewed hotels, reflecting direct customer feedback on Expedia.com. The 2015 list names 650 exclusive properties as Insiders’ Select winning hotels from among bookable properties available on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide. Insiders’ Select is now in its eighth year.  

The 2015 class of Insiders’ Select hotels reflects more than two million customer Verified Reviews. Verified Reviews have been confirmed by Expedia as linked to a traveler who booked a stay at that hotel on Expedia.com. The winning hotels were called out as those that consistently deliver value, in the form of competitive pricing, pristine amenities and superior customer service, and by maintaining a minimum guest review score of 4.7 out of 5.  

This year’s list of top 10 hotels features an array of global destinations, from Bermuda to Italy to Japan. The picturesque Royal Palm Hotel, a 4-star property in Bermuda, tops the list, followed by Calenga Apartments in gorgeous Dubrovnik, Croatia. US hotels accounting for 50% of the top list of 650 properties, up from 37% in 2014.    

The top 10 hotels in the 2015 Insiders’ Select list are:

1. Royal Palms Hotel, Bermuda

2. Calenga Apartments, Croatia

3. Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel, Costa Rica

4. Woolleys Classic Suites, United States

5. Dormy Inn Sapporo Annex, Japan

6. B+B Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7. Hotel Panorama, Italy

8. Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Thailand

9. Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa, Japan

10. Best Western Premier Weinebrugge, Belgium

“The simple fact is, every traveler is looking for value out of their hotel experience,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager, Expedia.com. “Value can be defined in many ways by different people. But when you aggregate that feedback, you come away with a list of hotels that simply do it right, day in and day out. For Expedia, when we share a summary of real reviews penned by real hotel customers, we are giving travelers the data they need to make booking decisions.”  

Visitors to Expedia.com can find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by visiting http://www.expedia.com/insidersselect. These hotels will also feature an Expedia Insiders’ Select badge on their hotel description page.

For more information, please contact:  

Ingrid Belobradic


(425) 679-8917


Maureen Thon

HL Group (for Expedia)

(646) 375-4027


About Expedia.com

Expedia.com is one of the world's largest full service travel sites*, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of top vacation destinations, cheap tickets, hotel deals, car rentals, destination weddings, cruise deals and in-destination activities, attractions, services and travel apps. With the Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates available online for all types of travel.  

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*Based on a comparison of other full-service online travel agencies, defined as those providing booking and services related to air, hotel, cruise, car and activities to a global customer base. Data based on comScore Media Metrix for Expedia, Inc. Sites, Worldwide, Average Monthly Unique Visitors, Oct '12-Sept '13.

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