TripAdvisor announces World’s Best Accomodation 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels

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BANGKOK - TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2014 Travellers' Choice® awards for hotels. In the 12th year of the awards, the world's most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels.

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai was awarded the Top Hotel in Thailand, Oriental Kwai Resort was named Best Bargain Hotel in Asia and Thailand, and Baan Malinee Bed and Breakfast was named best B&B and Inn in Asia and Thailand.

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas bagged the most number of awards, including Top Hotel for Romance in the World, Asia and Thailand, Top Luxury Hotel in Asia and Thailand, as well as Top Small Hotel in Asia and Thailand.

"We're excited to recognise the world's best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best - the millions of travellers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodation that received 2014 Travellers' Choice awards is a perfect place to start."

"We're pleased to be voted Top Hotel in Thailand by TripAdvisor this year," said Ms. Chaleenuch Visith, director of marketing communication, Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai. "What makes Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai unique is the concept of the place as an ancient city and a living museum. We also pride ourselves in paying attention to details and anticipating the needs of our guests."

Travellers' Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travellers around the globe. In total, 7,123 unique properties worldwide won awards in 2014, with Asia and Thailand featuring 1,518 and 130 unique hotel winners respectively.

The average nightly rate of Travellers' Choice award-winning Top Hotels is USD 366; Bargain is USD 91; B&Bs and Inns is USD 138; Family is USD 237; Luxury is USD 467; Romance is USD 356; and Small Hotels is USD 301.

Top 10 Hotels in Asia:
1. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China
2. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives
3. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
4. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbai, India
5. Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, Udaipur, India
6. Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Maldives
7. Soneva Fushi Resort, Kunfunadhoo, Maldives
8. Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas, India
9. Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
10. The Legian Bali - A GHM Hotel, Bali, Indonesia


Additional Select 2014 Winners:

Top Luxury Hotel in the World
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek,
South Africa
Top Luxury Hotel in Asia
The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
Best Bargain Hotel in the World
Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland
Best Bargain Hotel in Asia
Oriental Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Best Hotel for Families in the World
Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy
Best Hotel for Families in Asia
Orange County, Coorg, Siddapura, India
Best Hotel for Romance in the World
The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
Best Hotel for Romance in Asia
The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
Top Small Hotel in the World
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek,
South Africa
Top Small Hotel in Asia
The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
Best B&B and Inn in the World
Bindon Bottom B&B, West Lulworth, England
Best B&B and Inn in Asia
Baan Malinee Bed and Breakfast, Phuket, Thailand


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