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Expedia Insiders’ Select

Expedia Insiders' SelectI wasn’t familiar with Expedia Insiders’ Select, a list of their  best hotels and resorts worldwide  based on the opinions of Expedia users, until receiving a recent email from The Reef Resort in the Cayman Islands, proudly pointing out that they rank as #1 in the Caribbean and #14 in the world.   It’s an interesting list but, as you might expect, dominated by US hotels and resorts, and places that US citizens might visit.   Here’s their top 20 worldwide, along with  scores:
  1. Cozumel Palace All Inclusive   91.01
  2. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club   90.69
  3. Langham Place Hotel Mongkok, Hong Kong   90.55
  4. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne   90.39
  5. Las Brisas Acapulco   90.33
  6. The Davenport Hotel and Tower   89.81
  7. The Peninsula Beijing   89.50
  8. Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun All Inclusive   89.12
  9. Hyatt Regency Kyoto   89.08
  10. Sofitel New York   88.89
  11. Chateau On The Lake   88.64
  12. JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina   88.07
  13. Starlight Suiten Hotel, Budapest   87.73
  14. The Reef Resort   87.59
  15. Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose   87.36
  16. Hotel Santa Maria Novella   87.26
  17. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre   87.23
  18. Aventura Spa Palace – All Inclusive   87.22
  19. Argonaut Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf – A Kimpton Hotel   87.08
  20. Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa 86.93

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. The JW Marriott Presidential Suite is the reason I would deign to visit buggy fungusy middle of nowhere Hawaii.

  2. The hyatt regency in kyoto at no 9 is a fabulous hotel. the rooms are stunning very japanese in style, large and the beds have beautiful kimono fabric headboards. the service is excellent and the hotel is located across from the national museum and right next door to one of the main temples, in addition the subway is at the bottom of the road. it is a tranquil haven in busy kyoto.

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