Geneva...Leader of the 'Club'

                        Geneva...Leader of the 'Club'

Geneva's the most expensive city for a Club Sandwich globally, while New York
City leads in U.S.

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 13, 2014

DALLAS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Geneva has retained the top spot as the
most expensive city in the world to order a Club Sandwich, at an average of
$32.60 USD, according to research released today by Hotels.com®. Using the
classic hotel staple of a chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich
as a barometer of affordability, the Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI)
offers travelers an indication of the costs associated with their destination
of choice.

The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index released today shows Geneva, Switzerland as
the most expensive sandwich in the world.

Now in its third year, the Index reflects not only changes in the actual price
of a Club Sandwich across the globe but also the effect of currency
fluctuations between cities. The CSI average price is calculated from the
real prices paid by guests for a Club Sandwich in 30 hotels in either the
capital or an important tourist city in the 28 countries surveyed, across
five, four and three-star categories. In total, 840 hotels were canvassed
globally.

New York came in at number 13 of the global cities studied for the second year
in a row; however, the city was the most expensive amongst additional U.S.
cities surveyed at an average of $17.99. The least expensive city in the U.S.
was Orlando at $10.68, comparable to 26^th globally-ranked Buenos Aires
($10.37). Club sandwich averages in other major U.S. cities include: San
Francisco at $15.44; Washington, DC at $15.18; Los Angeles at $14.88; New
Orleans at $13.54; Chicago at $13.38; Houston at $13.17; San Diego at $13; Las
Vegas at $12.91; and Dallas at $12.06. Of note, the locally-relevant Po'Boy
sandwich was used to obtain average prices for New Orleans.

Gastronomic hub, Paris, held on to the number two spot globally with a new
average of $29.36, followed by Helsinki (previously number 11) which knocked
Oslo out of the top three with $24.35 following an increase on the 2013
average cost in the Finnish capital.

India's New Delhi remained the cheapest destination for a Club Sandwich, with
an average of just $8.78, although several other holiday favorites also
appeared within the $10 threshold, including Mexico City ($9.78) and Buenos
Aires ($10.37). Meanwhile, Sydney experienced the greatest decrease in its
Club Sandwich price, falling from $20.53 in 2013 to $16.93 in 2014.

Do you stick with the tried and true #clubsandwich when visiting a new city or
do you try local specialties? Tell us on Twitter at @hotelsdotcom with
#clubsandwich.

The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index

Ranking in City/Country         Average Price in 2014 Ranking in Average Price
2014                            ($)                   2013       in 2013 ($)
1          Switzerland - Geneva $32.60                1          $30.45
2          France - Paris       $29.36                2          $27.45
3          Finland - Helsinki   $24.35                11         $19.74
4          Sweden- Stockholm    $24.05                4          $23.12
5          Norway - Oslo        $23.80                3          $26.72
6          UK - London          $22.66                8          $20.65
7          Japan - Tokyo        $22.11                7          $20.70
8          Hong Kong            $21.26                10         $19.80
9          Italy - Rome         $21.24                6          $22.26
10         Denmark - Copenhagen $20.95                5          $22.33
11         South Korea - Seoul  $20.23                12         $18.55
12         Netherlands -        $18.16                15         $16.66
           Amsterdam
13         USA - New York       $17.99                13         $17.51
14         Germany - Berlin     $17.24                16         $15.92
15         Australia - Sydney   $16.93                9          $20.53
16         Ireland - Dublin     $16.16                19         $15.05
17         Spain - Madrid       $15.93                20         $14.77
18         Singapore            $15.36                17         $15.42
19         Russia - Moscow      $15.31                14         $16.87
20         Brazil - Rio de      $14.64                21         $14.40
           Janeiro
21         Canada - Toronto     $14.05                18         $15.25
22         China - Beijing      $13.55                22         $12.61
23         Colombia - Bogota    $13.55                25         $11.41
24         Taiwan - Taipei      $12.41                26         $11.37
25         Thailand - Bangkok   $11.98                24         $11.80
26         Argentina - Buenos   $10.37                23         $11.89
           Aires
27         Mexico - Mexico City $9.78                 27         $10.54
28         India - New Delhi    $8.78                 28         $9.11



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