Travel Sites Highlight Hoosier Hotels

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Two national travel websites have ranked a couple of Indiana hotels among the country's best. Trip Advisor has put an Indianapolis site on its "Hot New Hotels" list and Conde Nast Traveler's Top 10 Hotels in the Midwest includes a southern Indiana property. The Alexander in Indianapolis is on Trip Advisor's list and West Baden Springs Hotel made the cut for Traveler.

Hot New Hotels - U.S.

1. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas

2. Refinery Hotel, New York City, New York

3. Zero George Street, Charleston, South Carolina

4. Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

5. El Encanto by Orient-Express, Santa Barbara, California

6. The Alexander, Indianapolis, Indiana

7. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

8. The James Royal Palm, Miami Beach, Florida

9. Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, Rhode Island

10. The Jade Hotel, New York City, New York

Top 10 Hotels in the Midwest

1. 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati 97.7

2. Graves 601 Hotel Wyndham Grand, Minneapolis 87.3

3. Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee 86.5

4. Carriage House at The American Club, Kohler 86.4

4. The Raphael, Kansas City 86.4

6. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids 84.9

7. Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis 84.7

8. West Baden Springs Hotel 84.5

9. Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland 84.1

10. JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids 83.9

October 15, 2013

News Release

NEWTON, Mass. - TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, today announced its inaugural list of Hot New Hotels. Recognizing 33 hotels in 18 countries worldwide that opened within the last year1, these properties have provided guests with memorable experiences and have earned a minimum of four out of five bubble rating on TripAdvisor.

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"TripAdvisor has identified the new hotels that have made lasting impressions on our community since opening their doors," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer at TripAdvisor. "Whether traveling internationally or close to home, we encourage travelers to check out, or 'check-in' to these new hotels on the scene that are getting high reviews from other travelers."

Hot New Hotels – U.S.

1. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas

2. Refinery Hotel, New York City, New York

3. Zero George Street, Charleston, South Carolina

4. Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

5. El Encanto by Orient-Express, Santa Barbara, California

6. The Alexander, Indianapolis, Indiana

7. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

8. The James Royal Palm, Miami Beach, Florida

9. Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, Rhode Island

10. The Jade Hotel, New York City, New York

Hot New Hotels – World

1. Hotel Casa San Agustin, Cartagena, Colombia

2. Kura Design Villas Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica

3. Taj Palace Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

4. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas

5. Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, Vilnius, Lithuania

6. Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

7. Refinery Hotel, New York City, New York

8. The Ampersand Hotel, London, United Kingdom

9. Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Baku, Azerbaijan

10. Zero George Street, Charleston, South Carolina

In addition to the U.S. and world, TripAdvisor has highlighted Hot New Hotels in Europe and Asia.

1Hotels included in the ranking opened between June 2012 and July 2013 and have since received a minimum of 30 reviews.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 34 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

Source: TripAdvisor Inc.