Shopping and Travel? Here's Your Guide to the Best in the US

         Shopping and Travel? Here's Your Guide to the Best in the US

Travel expert Hotels.com directs chic travelers to top-rated hotels within the
best fashion districts nationwide

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2013

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no question that New York City
is one of the top fashion capitals in the world, but it's not the only U.S.
city with a burgeoning fashion scene. As another "fashion week" comes to an
end, Hotels.com® has unveiled a list of the country's best shopping districts
where Americans and foreign visitors can find the latest in brand name and
couture designs beyond Fifth Avenue.

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New York is second only to London according to the Global Language Monitor's
Top 50 Fashion Capitals, but a number of U.S. cities also appear on the 2012
list, including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Austin.

"Shopping is a must-do activity for many travelers and is often the sole
reason for a trip to a city like New York or Los Angeles," said Taylor L.
Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "We try to make it as easy as
possible for customers to find highly-rated properties within close proximity
to their interests through our handy landmarks search option. In the spirit of
fashion week, we've gone a step further to highlight some of our top guest
reviewed properties nearby the nation's best shopping destinations."

Rodeo Drive – Beverly Hills, California

Made iconic by the likes of movie stars and socialites, Rodeo Drive is best
known for designer label boutiques and is the perfect place for travelers
whose wanderlust is high fashion or luxury. For a hotel stay that is just as
luxurious as the duds in their shopping bags, Hotels.com recommends travelers
check out the The Mosaic Hotel. Located less than a half a mile away from
Rodeo Drive, The Mosaic has a Hotels.com Guest Review rating of 4.6 out of 5
and many specific call-outs for its excellent staff.

The Magnificent Mile – Chicago, IL

An alluring mix of upscale boutiques and the country's leading department
stores, mixed in with a slew of critically acclaimed restaurants, the
Magnificent Mile is a dream-come-true shopping experience. The Sofitel Chicago
Water Tower is a 4.5 star hotel located only one and a half blocks away from
the heart of the shopping district. It has racked up over 750 guest reviews on
Hotels.com, with an average outstanding rating of 4.8. In addition to its
great location, guests also love The Sofitel for its comfort, sleek
furnishings, and amazing views of the city.

Newbury Street – Boston, MA

This past year, Boston made its debut at number 44 on the Global Language
Monitor's annual ranking of top global fashion capitals. At the center of
Boston's fashion district is Newbury Street, a trendy strip of name-brand
fashion houses and unique local boutiques, co-mingled with a number of
charming, independent book and music shops. Encompassing the unique
personality of the street on which it's located, The Newbury Guest House is a
top-notch recommendation for travelers looking to shop until the drop. The
Lenox Hotel, located just two short blocks South of Newbury, is another
highly-rated option touting a 4.8 average guest review rating for features
like its decadent decor and spot-on bartenders.

Union Square – San Francisco, CA

Widely known as one of the largest shopping districts in the U.S., Union
Square is also one of the premier destinations for luxury shopping. Guests
staying at the 4-star San Francisco Marriott Union Square will have the likes
of Tiffany & Co, Marc Jacobs, Salvatore Ferragamo, and a flagship Macy's
location (to name a few) all within two blocks of their reach. The Omni San
Francisco Hotel is another great stay for shop-goers as it boasts a 4.7 guest
rating and features an award-winning steak house on-site.

SoCo and 2^nd Street District – Austin, TX

Unlike some of the other top fashion districts in the U.S. style-seekers don't
descend upon Austin for the legendary labels they've already heard of. These
trending locales are more for the discovery of the "next big thing" whether
it's in an eclectic, vintage boutique or at the table of a street vendor
during the area's popular, monthly "First Thursdays" event. Austin Fashion
Week is approaching in May, making this spring the perfect time to check out
the city's shopping scene. Hotels.com suggests The Driskill Hotel for a stay
that will deliver when it comes to great location and amenities with the added
benefit of its intriguing historical background and design.

Press contacts:

Ashley Aberbach – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 715-1524
Email: ashley@finnpartners.com
Twitter: @finnpartners

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
Twitter: @TravelwithTLC

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