126 Canadian hotels receive the 'Most Wanted' prize in Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2018
Montreal has the most award-winning hotels in Canada chosen by guests
Canadian hotels named best for spa, newcomer, ski, LGBT, business, family, and boutique
TORONTO, April 19, 2018 /CNW/ - 126 hotels in Canada have battled it out all year to be crowned the 'Most Wanted' hotels worldwide in the Hotels.com™ Loved by Guests Awards 2018, where the judges are the guests themselves.
For the second year in a row, Montreal topped the list of award-winning cities in Canada, but travellers can check into prize-winning properties in more than 60 towns and cities across the country. In fact, each province had at least one property make the list, with major cities taking the lead.
Top 5 Cities in Canada winning Loved by Guest Most Wanted Awards:
Montreal – 17 hotels
Quebec - 12 hotels
Vancouver - 11 hotels
Toronto - 9 hotels
Calgary - 8 hotels
Hotels.com believes that the way to find the 'Most Wanted' hotels is to ask the customers themselves…so they did just that. Knowing that reviews are becoming even more influential than the official star ratings, Hotels.com looked at over 25 million Hotels.com guest reviews on the website to pick the winners.
The competition was tough, with an astonishing 3,400 hotels across 91 countries being identified as truly outstanding. The winning hotels had to receive a rating of 9.4 (out of 10) or above to be categorized as one of the world's 'Most Wanted' hotels.
Globally, the USA stormed ahead with 1,498 hotels snapping up a 'Most Wanted' award, running away from the competition, with Italy (232), the UK (192), Canada (126) and Spain (101) making up the top five countries to scoop awards.
The Most Wanted
22 hotels around the world received an outstanding '10 out of 10' in their reviews throughout the whole of 2017, an impressive golden record. The UK stole the show with six hotels receiving top marks, followed by five in the US and two in the Czech Republic. Korea, New Zealand, Vietnam, Iceland, Portugal, Turkey, Brazil, Canada and Bali all had one hotel each with a perfect report.
Best in Class
Whether it's a pampering session, a sun lounger staycation or even a dollop of luxury you are looking for, Hotels.com Loved by Guests 'Top 100' winners will have it all. With 1,000 hotels across 10 categories, including - Luxury, Business, Boutique, LGBT, Beach, Ski, Family, Spa, New and All Inclusive, there will be no shortage of options when planning your next trip. These awards celebrate the best 100 in each group, so you can tailor any holiday to your every need.
Of course, Canada took second in the Best of Ski category, landing 14 properties on the list from British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario. While Montreal's flare for the unique and original excelled in the Best of Boutique category with the LHotel Montreal and Lofts du Vieux-Port taking the only Canadian hotels in the category.
"The Loved by Guests awards are all about Hotels.com guest reviews, the good the great and the awesome! We know that people value fellow guest opinions even more than star ratings these days, so we we're giving everyone super clear access to just that and highlighting the hotels that truly stand out. When you're scrolling through your smartphone, it is really easy to skim through reviews about the insanely huge bed, the 'out of this world' avocado on toast, the life altering spa treatment or the fantastic hotel staff who took great care of you. There are 25 million verified guest reviews that can offer inspiration for your next trip as well as helping you pick a great hotel for your needs", said Johan Svanstrom, President for Hotels.com Brand.
All the award-winning hotels are bookable through the award-winning Hotels.com mobile app, available on iOS and Android. Look out for the Loved by Guests badges to find your favourite. Check out some of the winning hotels on Facebook and Instagram using the #LovedbyGuests hashtag or visit https://www.hotels.com/page/loved-by-guests-2018/
Notes to Editor
*To receive a Most Wanted award, properties must have received an average customer review score of 9.4 or higher, based on a minimum of 50 reviews and based on reviews from December 2016 – November 2017.
**To receive a 'Top 100' award, the 1,000 hotels with a rating of 9+ review score in each category were chosen, based reviews from December 2016 – November 2017.
Most Wanted Award Winners by Country
Most Wanted Award Winners by City
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Top North America Cities
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