How does a top hotel make the Insiders' Select list?
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How'd we do it?
Of the 130,000 hotels and resorts on Expedia, only 650 hotels are deemed Insiders' Select 2012. Eligible hotels were ranked with a numerical score. These scores are completely independent of advertisers and partners. Only the top hotels with the highest scores were chosen for the Insiders' Select list.
Expedia is home to more guest reviews than any other online travel agency. In 2011 alone, our travelers submitted more than 500,000 new Guest Reviews of hotels across the globe. To ensure authenticity, Expedia verifies each Guest Review by confirming that the reviewer has stayed at the property within the past six months. To qualify for the honour of inclusion on the Expedia Insiders' Select list, a hotel had to have a minimum number of reviews in 2011.
We systematically compared hotels and resorts to nearby properties with similar star ratings and amenities in order to determine the best value for your money.
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We have an extensive network of hundreds of experts in top destinations worldwide, who provided their insight and firsthand knowledge of their destination's best hotels.