Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Boosts Nation's Best Hotels, According to Guest Reviewers

    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Boosts Nation's Best Hotels,
                   According to Guest Reviewers releases list of top user-rated airport hotels

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Airport hotels are not often the most
convenient lodging destinations for leisure travelers, but many a time they
are just the thing for business travelers and others in need of a quick stay.
Now, airport-bound travelers can find exceptional properties close by many of
the nation's major airports, according to the® database of 7
million Guest Reviews.


Of the nation's 25 busiest airports[1], Ronald Reagan Washington National
Airport offers the best-rated hotels within a two mile radius, with an average Guest Review Rating of 4.39. Situated four miles from the nation's
capital and two miles from the Pentagon, the airport is surrounded by five
properties that have earned the 'Outstanding' designation of having
a 4.6 or above user rating – led by The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City and the
Residence Inn By Marriott Pentagon City (4.7).

Tied for second with a Guest Review Rating of 4.37 were
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International
Airport, the nation's fourth-busiest airport. The Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas
(4.9) maintained the highest Guest Review Rating of all airport hotels
included in the report.

             Airport                             Location
(                                                      Guest Review
1            Ronald Reagan Washington National   Washington, D.C. 4.39
2-t          Dallas/Fort Worth International     Dallas, Texas    4.37
2-t          Minneapolis/St. Paul International  Minneapolis      4.37
             Airport                             ,Minn.
4            Orlando International Airport       Orlando, Fla.    4.36
5            Logan International Airport         Boston, Mass.    4.34
6            Washington Dulles International     Washington, D.C. 4.17
7            Salt Lake City International        Salt Lake City,  4.17
             Airport                             Utah
8            Baltimore Washington International  Baltimore, Md.   4.13
             Thurgood Marshall Airport
9            Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood           Fort Lauderdale, 4.10
             International Airport               Fla.
10           McCarran International Airport      Las Vegas, Nev.  4.07

The only other airport among the Nation's 10 Busiest to make the list was
McCarran International Airport, boosted by its proximity to the south end of
the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, Las Vegas was the number one domestic
destination this year among Americans, according to the Hotel Price
Index™ (HPI®), which may also point to why properties such as the Mandarin
Oriental, Las Vegas (4.8) are frequented.

Represented by three airports on the best airport hotels list
(including Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington
International Thurgood Marshall Airport), the Baltimore-Washington, D.C.
region proved to have better-rated hotels than the New York Metropolitan
area's three major airports, which did not rate higher than 3.84. Another
region with exceptionally-rated airport hotels was Florida airports, with both
Orlando International Airport (4.36) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport (4.1) yielding high average Guest Review

Among airports with the lowest-rated Guest Review Ratings were John
F. Kennedy International Airport (3.49) and Charlotte Douglas International
Airport (3.52).

For information about average hotel prices paid per room by
customers in these destinations, visit

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Phone: (212) 715-1542

Taylor L. Cole, APR North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442

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[1] According to the Airports Council International's 2011 North American
Airport Traffic Summary (total passengers)

[2] According to the average of Guest Review Ratings of properties
within 2 miles of designated airport as of 11/12/12


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