22 July 2014

Expedia Insiders' Select 2014 has five Asian hotels in top 25

The Expedia Insiders' Select list for 2014 was released in early July. The travel site recognises the top-ranked hotels available worldwide as judged by nearly two million annual verified guest reviews and in-house experts. 

Source: Blue Karma Resort website.

The 2014 list designates 650 hotels as Insiders' Select properties from among the more than 290,000 bookable properties available on Expedia websites worldwide. 

The top 25 hotels in this year's ranking include:

2. Blue Karma Resort - Seminyak, Bali
3. Dar Al Masyaf Madinat Jumeirah - Dubai, UAE
13. The Oberoi, Bali - Seminyak, Indonesia
14. InterContinental Osaka - Osaka, Japan
17. Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Resort & Spa - Siem Reap, Cambodia
20. InterContinental Singapore - Singapore
22. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Beyond the top 25, hotels in the list from the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions include:

31. Melia Dubai - Dubai, UAE
34. Conrad Macao Cotai Central - Macau, China
35. Gefinor Rotana Hotel - Beirut, Lebanon
36. Imperial Hotel - Tokyo, Japan
38. Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel - Hiroshima, Japan
41. The Privilege Floor - Siem Reap, Cambodia
43. Raffles Beijing Hotel - Beijing, China
45. JA Palm Tree Court - Jebel Ali, UAE
47. The Puli Hotel And Spa - Shanghai, China
49. Borei Angkor Resort & Spa - Siem Reap, Cambodia
53. Park Hyatt Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
58. JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel - Jebel Ali, UAE
62. Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah - Dubai, UAE
66. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu - Tokyo, Japan
67. One&Only Royal Mirage - Dubai, UAE
71. VIE Hotel Bangkok - MGallery Collection - Bangkok, Thailand
72. Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai - Shanghai, China
73. CC's Hideaway - Phuket, Thailand
75. Holiday Gold Hotel - Hanoi, Vietnam
85. San Want Residences Taipei - Taipei, Taiwan 
91. Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa & Spa - Ubud, Indonesia
96. Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort - Mahdar Bin Usayyan, UAE
99. Hotel Villa Fontaine Kudanshita - Tokyo, Japan

Insiders' Select ranks hotels using a combination of verified guest reviews, Expedia hotel expert input and overall value. The list is developed using a propriety mathematical formula, predominantly based on quantitative verified customer review scores with an element of qualitative insight from the local Expedia Market Management teams.