The Votes Are In: Gogobot's Community of In-the-Know Travelers Reveal Its List
of the Best Hotels and Best Destinations of 2012
The Gogobot Travelers' Favorite Awards, determined by users and their friends,
name San Francisco & Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan among the best destinations and
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogobot (http://www.gogobot.com),
a global community of in-the-know travelers sharing insider tips on the
world's best destinations, announces the first Gogobot Travelers' Favorite
Awards, a newly unveiled honor determined by the votes and recommendations of
Gogobot's 2.5 million users, their friends and like-minded travelers in their
network. From more than 60,000 places visited, Gogobot users selected San
Francisco as the best travel destination in the world and The Cosmopolitan of
Las Vegas as the world's best hotel.
While San Francisco, long a tourism draw since its Barbary Coast days, has
been a favorite destination for more than a century, The Cosmopolitan is a
relative newby in a list adorned with such venerable draws as Paris' Hotel
Ritz or London's Soho Hotel. Gogobot users hailed the two-year-old, 2,995-room
Vegas complex for its "terrace suites with wraparound views," "sexy interior"
and its Chandelier Bar, where "you don't have to be a millionaire to feel like
one." Other selections to make the Top 100 hotels list included The Fairmont
San Francisco, Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Calif.,
and the Peninsula Hong Kong. (Expanded lists below). Joining San Francisco in
The Travelers' Favorite Awards for destinations were such locales as London,
Paris, Barcelona and Rome.
The news of the Gogobot Travelers' Favorite Awards is the first in a series of
announcements that over the next few months will recognize the best
destinations, restaurants, hotels and attractions according to Gogobot's
fiercely passionate user base of more than 2.5 million avid travelers.
"Gogobot users, who have visited more than 60,000 destinations, are as
knowledgeable as they are passionate about travel, making them a reliable
source for all things travel related, whether it's an amazing brunch spot or
the best hotel in the world," said Gogobot CEO and co-founder Travis Katz.
"Their choice of The Cosmopolitan is no surprise, even for such a new hotel
that almost didn't happen because of early investment constraints.But here
they are today, picked by the travelers on Gogobot, who are as eager to
conveniently connect, share, plan and book all in one place as they are to
enjoy the hottest, most stylish accommodations in Vegas."
Gogobot Travelers' Favorite Awards winners
World's Best Hotels
1.The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, U.S.
2.The Fairmont San Francisco, U.S.
3.Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4.Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, U.S.
5.The Peninsula Hong Kong, China
6.Halekulani, Honolulu, U.S.
7.Wynn Las Vegas, U.S.
8.Hotel Ritz, Paris, France
9.The Soho Hotel, London, UK
10.Westin Maui Resort And Spa, Lahaina, U.S.
11.Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, U.S.
12.Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, India
13.Makati Shangri-La Manila, Makati, Philippines
14.The Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
15.Montage Laguna Beach, U.S.
See the full list: The World's Best Hotels - 2012
For high-resolution images of the world's best hotels
Best Hotels in North America
1.The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada
2.The Fairmont San Francisco, California
3.Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California
4.Halekulani, Honolulu, Hawaii
5.Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada
6.Westin Maui Resort And Spa, Lahaina, Hawaii
7.Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida
8.Montage Laguna Beach, California
9.Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), California
10.Dream Downtown Hotel, Manhattan, New York
11.McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, Oregon
12.The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California,
13.Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo Spa, Sedona, Arizona
14.Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Maryland
15.Ace Hotel and Swim Club, Palm Springs, California
See the full list: The Best Hotels in North America - 2012
1.San Francisco, U.S.
6.Las Vegas, U.S.
8.New York City, U.S.
9.San Diego, U.S.
10.Hong Kong, China
15.Prague, Czech Republic
See the full list: Top Destinations
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from real people, using real identities. Launched in November 2010 and named
one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2011, Gogobot is putting the trust
back into planning travel online. By allowing people to tap into their
personal networks on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter for personal advice and
browse reviews and photos from real travelers using their real identities,
Gogobot has helped millions of people create, share and enjoy extraordinary
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York City, Gogobot offers advice you can trust from people like you.
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