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TripAdvisor Releases The 2004 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice List

NEEDHAM, MA - January 18, 2005 - TripAdvisor, the leading travel research site, today announced the 2004 hotels included in its annual TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice list. Using its proprietary Hotel Popularity Index, each year TripAdvisor ranks the top hotels across six continents, based on the quantity and quality of information found on the Internet. A new category has been added this year to the list: Top Bed & Breakfasts in the United States.


The TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice list is based on the wealth of online travel information collected by TripAdvisor. Articles, TripAdvisor.com member reviews written by the over 10 million worldwide visitors each month, guidebook listings and web comments all factor into a hotel's ranking. The more positive information published on the web about a hotel, the higher the hotel's ranking.

"The Traveler's Choice list represents what savvy travelers and we at TripAdvisor recognize as key: having a great vacation is not just about price but about the right hotel - with the perfect location, service, amenities - at the right price," said Christine Petersen, VP marketing at TripAdvisor. "These are the hotels that our members say are simply the best."

The TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Overall Hotel List for 2004:

United States: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf, Las Vegas*
Canada: Hotel Gault, Montreal
Mexico: Ritz-Carlton Cancun, Cancun
Caribbean: The Caves, Negril, Jamaica
Europe: Hotel Lancaster, Paris, France
Asia and South Pacific: Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Central and South Americas: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, Prov. Of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
United States Bed and Breakfasts: Nassau House, Key West, Florida

The TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Hotel List for 2004 within Top Regions:

Chicago: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Honolulu: Halekulani Hotel
Las Vegas: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf*
Miami Beach: Pelican Hotel
New Orleans: Homewood Suites New Orleans
New York City: Sofitel New York
Orlando: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
San Diego: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter*
San Francisco: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Washington, DC: Willard InterContinental Washington*

United States Bed & Breakfasts:

Charlottesville: Foxfield Inn
Hilo: Waterfalls Inn Bed and Breakfast
Key West: Nassau House
Napa: Candlelight Inn
New Orleans: 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast
Santa Fe: Inn of the Five Graces
Savannah: Ballastone Inn
Seekonk: Historic Jacob Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast
Traverse City: Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast
Williams: Legacies Bed and Breakfast


Montreal: Hotel Gault
Niagara Falls: Renaissance Fallsview Hotel
Vancouver: Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel


Acapulco: Las Brisas Acapulco
Cabo San Lucas: The Bungalows Hotel
Cancun: Ritz-Carlton Cancun
Guadalajara: Hotel Cervantes
Playa del Carmen: Kailuum ii, Playa del Carmen
Puerto Vallarta : Four Seasons Punta Mita
San Miguel de Allende: Casa Luna Hotel


Havana: NH Parque Central Hotel
Negril: The Caves
Ocho Rios: Jamaica Inn
Oranjestad: Golden Tulip Bucuti Beach Resort
Paradise Island: One & Only Ocean Club
Puerto Plata: Iberostar Costa Dorada
St. Kitts: Marriott St Kitts Royal Resort


Barcelona: The Hotel Arts Barcelona
Dublin: Merrion Hotel
London: Cranley Hotel
Madrid: Villa Real Hotel
Munich: Mandarin Oriental - Munich
Paris: Hotel Lancaster
Prague: Four Seasons Prague
Rome: Hotel Santa Maria
Venice: San Clemente Palace

Asia & South Pacific:

Auckland: Crowne Plaza Auckland
Bangkok: The Peninsula - Bangkok
Beijing: The Peninsula Palace Beijing
Bora Bora: Hotel Bora Bora
Hong Kong: Peninsula Hong Kong
Sydney: The Observatory Hotel
Tokyo: Park Hyatt Tokyo

Central & South Americas:

Boquete, Panama: La Montana y el Valle, Coffee Estate Inn
Buenos Aires: Alvear Palace Hotel
Prov. of Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica
Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana Palace Hotel
Santiago: Hotel Orly
*Also on 2003 Traveler's Choice List


  • TripAdvisor's proprietary search technology continuously scours the web for articles, reviews and opinions published on various travel topics including hotel properties
  • TripAdvisor.com's 10 million members rate and write reviews on 100,000 hotel properties worldwide
  • TripAdvisor assigns each hotel a "popularity index" based on the quantity and quality of data
  • TripAdvisor then ranks the hotels in each city and then region based on their web popularity score

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