New York, NY (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for 76 years, today announces the 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winners. Chosen by the experts at Fodor’s Travel, this second-annual list features an entirely new selection of hotels across nine categories that represent the year’s global hospitality trends.
“Our Fodor’s editors and contributors are constantly evaluating hotels throughout the year, and the Fodor’s 100 represent our top picks for travelers right now,” explained Arabella Bowen, Fodor’s Travel executive editorial director. “We look for properties with great amenities and stellar service that offer a unique experience to guests. Every traveler will find a dream hotel on this list, no matter what their travel personality happens to be.”
While the U.S. took top honors with 24 hotels in 2012, farther-flung locales like Botswana, India, Tasmania, and Vietnam are also represented in this year’s Fodor’s 100. The list features properties of all kinds, from flagships like the W Paris-Opéra and the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, to independents like Washington School House and Boucan by Hotel Chocolat.
Each year, Fodor’s Travel invites their roster of 700 global contributors to nominate the best hotels in their destinations. For the 2012 list, Fodor’s senior editorial team deliberated on over 4,000 nominations, first, looking for properties that were already Fodor’s Choice picks (Fodor’s highest honor), then consulting independent travel reviews and conducting in-person site visits to further narrow down their top choices.
Fodor’s Travel publishes up to 85 guidebooks each year, with local correspondents covering over 7,500 destinations and 17,000-plus hotels around the globe. This expert travel advice is available in multiple formats, from guidebooks and eBooks to mobile apps and the Fodors.com website. Fodor’s core editorial team also travels extensively to research destinations and identify top places to stay, visiting 600 hotels in the past 12 months alone.
THE FODOR’S 2012 100 HOTEL AWARD WINNERS
The complete list of this year’s Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winners is available online at http://www.fodors.com/hotel-awards/2012 and as a free eBook.
About Fodor’s Travel
Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of travel information. Covering over 7,500 worldwide destinations, Fodor’s guidebooks and website, Fodors.com, have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travelers since 1936. Written by a vast team of global correspondents, Fodor’s provides travelers with engagingly written, locally reported, and absolutely indispensable travel guidance. Visit http://www.Fodors.com.