Expedia.com®, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites*, recently announced the Expedia® 2014 Insiders’ Select™ rankings. The Insiders’ Select™ list recognises the top-ranked hotels available worldwide on Expedia.com, as judged by close to two million annual verified guest reviews and in-house experts. Hotels that consistently deliver on value, pristine amenities and superior customer service, will see that commitment rewarded in their ranking.
Lesley Simpson Communications (LSC) is proud to announce that of the 650 winners worldwide, two of the Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges properties’ have been ranked tops in this prestigious listing. Both the Victoria & Alfred Hotel and Queen Victoria Hotel, situated at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, have been chosen as an Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2014 winner.
“The hotels included in the Insiders’ Select™ list represent the best of the best in the eyes of Expedia® travellers,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager, Expedia.com. “This list recognises the hotels around the world that have worked to provide outstanding value and customer service, as well as regularly exceed guest expectations. Expedia® strives to empower travellers with the best possible accommodation on any budget, and the Insiders’ Select list is another tool they can use to make more informed travel decisions.”
To add to this prestigious award, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel and Queen Victoria Hotel are the only two properties in South Africa to have received the award!
Neil Markovitz, Managing Director of Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges, commented: “It is a huge honour to be recognised by the Expedia® 2014 Insiders’ Select™ travellers. We are exceptionally proud of the fact that of the 650 winners announced, the only two South African winners are two of our properties. We always strive to ensure that all of our guests’ experiences with us are unique and unforgettable, and to see the success in these rewards is great affirmation that we continue to achieve our goals”.
In 1972, Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges was first established as the Ambassador Group, with a heritage spanning 40 years, the company has since then distinguished itself as an industry leader. Creating a tradition of excellence with a portfolio of boutique hotels and lodges that speak to the discerning guest, the Newmark properties also include Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa and La Splendida Hotel, both situated in Cape Town, Motswari Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and Coral Lodge 15.41 in Northern Mozambique.
*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.