LONDON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Whimsical categories recognise "Best Place for a Haggis" to "Best Place for London Dry Gin" and everything in between
HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com), a world-leading global accommodation website offering hotel and accommodation bookings, today announced 20 winners from the United Kingdom and Ireland in the HotelClub Hotel Awards 2011 (http://www.hotelclub.com/hotel-awards).
HotelClub Hotel Awards - marking their 5th year in 2011 - is the flagship programme from HotelClub that will this year honour outstanding hotels around the world in a range of categories which are designed to highlight unique local experiences. Nine hotels were recognised in London from categories ranging from 'Best Place for Celeb Spotting' to 'Best Place for London Dry Gin.' With us all in the wedding spirit after Prince William and Kate's nuptials, hotels in greater England received recognition in the category, 'Best for Romantic Rendezvous.' While on the back of England's ashes win, other greater England hotels were acknowledged as 'Best for Test Cricket.'
Since Scotland itself is known as the birthplace of golf and haggis, five Scottish hotels were recognised in categories ranging from 'Best Place for a Haggis Breakfast' to 'Best Tee Off and 19th Hole.' And finally, in recognizing all things Irish, three hotels in Ireland have been honoured in categories from 'Best Place to Enjoy a Guinness' to 'Best Place to Stay for the Gaelic Games.'
John Ryan, HotelClub's Vice President of Hotel Services, comments: "HotelClub sends our heartiest congratulations to all the winners of the Hotel Awards 2011. They have risen to the top based on unbiased reviews by members, as well as objective assessments by HotelClub's team of experts in categories that represent local experiences which our members value while travelling to new destinations. We look forward to enduring partnerships with the winners over the next 12 months and beyond."
The award winners in each category are as follows:
LONDON AWARDS ------------- Best Place for Celeb Spotting London The Langham (http://www.hotelclub.com/The-Langham-Hotel-London) Best Place for Afternoon Tea London Landmark (http://www.hotelclub.com/The-Landmark-Hotel-London) Best for Country Comfort London Flemings Mayfair (http://www.hotelclub.com.au/Flemings-Mayfair-Hotel-Apartments-London) Best for Shopaholics London Rembrandt Hotel London (http://www.hotelclub.com.au/Rembrandt-Hotel-London) Best Views Over London London The Royal Garden Hotel London (http://www.hotelclub.com/Royal-Garden-Hotel-London) Astonishing Architecture: London's best building London Town Hall Apartments (http://www.hotelclub.com/Town-Hall-Hotel-Apartments-London) Top Places to be Pampered London Metropolitan (http://www.hotelclub.com.au/Metropolitan-Hotel-London) Best Place for a Romantic Rendezvous London The Marylebone (http://www.hotelclub.com/The-Marylebone-Hotel-London) Best Place for London Dry Gin London Egerton House Hotel (http://www.hotelclub.com.au/The-Egerton-House-Hotel-London) GREATER ENGLAND AWARDS ---------------------- Best for Romantic Rendezvous Bath Royal Crescent Hotel (http://www.hotelclub.com/The-Royal-Crescent-Hotel-Bath) Best for "Weekend with the Girls/Guys" Getaway Manchester The Light Boutique ApartHotel (http://www.hotelclub.com/The-Light-Boutique-ApartHotel-Manchester) Best for Test Cricket Nottingham Jurys Inn Nottingham (http://www.hotelclub.com/Jurys-Inn-Nottingham) SCOTLAND AWARDS --------------- Best Place for a Haggis Breakfast Edinburgh The Scotsman (http://www.hotelclub.com/The-Scotsman-Hotel-Edinburgh) Best Place for a Wee Dram Aviemore Macdonald Aviemore Highlands Scottish Resort Golf & Spa Highlands (http://www.hotelclub.com/Macdonald-Aviemore-Highlands-Resort-Golf-Spa) Best Place to Stay for the Auld Firm Game Glasgow The Lorne Hotel (http://www.hotelclub.com.au/Lorne-Hotel-Glasgow) Best Tee Off and 19th Hole Newport Celtic Manor (http://www.hotelclub.com/Celtic-Manor-Resort-Newport) Best for Family-Friendly Fun Edinburgh Apex International (http://www.hotelclub.com/Apex-International-Hotel-Edinburgh) IRELAND AWARDS -------------- Best Place to Enjoy a Guinness Dublin Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge Dublin (http://www.hotelclub.com.au/Arlington-Hotel-OConnell-Bridge-Dublin) Best Place to Stay for the Gaelic Games Dublin The Regency Hotel (http://www.hotelclub.com/Regency-Hotel-Dublin) Best for Rugby Dublin D4Berkeley (http://www.hotelclub.com/D4Berkeley-Hotel-Dublin)
The winners have been selected based on genuine member reviews posted on http://www.hotelclub.com, as well as assessments by HotelClub's on-the-ground team of hotel experts.
The 20 winning hotels from the United Kingdom and Ireland in each category - in addition to bragging rights - will receive a beautifully designed certificate for their lobby or reception area and distinction on http://www.hotelclub.com. In addition, the winning hotels will be listed on HotelClub's Hotel Awards mini-site (http://www.hotelclub.com/hotel-awards/) and will be flagged in HotelClub's search results with a special hotel awards ribbon. HotelClub will also promote the hotels through social media including blogs, Facebook and Twitter.
The extensive awards promotion ultimately benefits travellers in helping them make better informed choices on their hotel bookings. Travellers are further rewarded when booking with HotelClub through the pioneering HotelClub Rewards Program, where every booking made earns them HotelClub Member Dollars, which can be used on their next booking.
Mr. Ryan concludes, "These categories were designed to provide insight on favourite local experiences. HotelClub is pleased to offer greater detail through the HotelClub Hotel Awards for travellers to make informed decisions on the hotels they select when travelling."
HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com) is a world leading global accommodation website offering hotel and accommodation bookings for up to 12 months in advance. Established in 1996, HotelClub provides consumers with over 71,000 accommodation choices in over 7,400 cities worldwide throughout 141 countries. Through its unique rewards program, HotelClub Rewards Members earn Member Dollars on every booking which can be redeemed on their hotel stays. Members move up in status as they make more bookings - Platinum Members earning 6% Member Dollars on every booking. Since its inception members have saved over $14Million US Dollars. The company operates three websites - HotelClub.com (http://www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo.com (http://www.ratestogo.com) and AsiaHotels.com (http://www.asiahotels.com).