Official Hotel Guide Releases Its List
of the World's Top Hotels
OFFICIAL HOTEL GUIDE RELEASES Its LIST
OF THE WORLD'S TOP HOTELS
In its 38th year, Official Hotel Guide, the world's most influential
hotel source for travel professionals, has released its annual list
of the world's top hotels.
OHG ranks more than 29,000 hotels
in 10 categories. 101 hotels were awarded "Superior Deluxe"
status, designating them as offering a level of service, facilities,
style and amenities clearly above any others.
"There are any number of hotel rating systems out there,"
says Marie Mason, Publisher of OHG. "But no single source evaluates
so many hotels worldwide in one place the way OHG does. Because
of our stringent guidelines, which result in so limited a number
of hotels attaining our Superior Deluxe rating, our ratings clearly
separate the truly great properties from the rest."
"All of us here are very proud and honored to receive this
prestigious classification as we all strive to maintain the highest
level of service and product for our clients," says Kurt Wachtveitl,
general manager of The Oriental, Bangkok.
Each ranking is determined by OHG's editorial staff, which examines
all aspects of a property's services and facilities, based on a
comprehensive body of information encompassing a selection of reliable
sources and contacts. The 10 categories into which each property
is assigned range from "Moderate Tourist Class" to "Superior
Among the hotels to earn Superior Deluxe status this year are
well-known properties from companies like Ritz-Carlton and Four
Seasons, alongside independent hotels including the Hotel Como,
Australia and The Oberoi, Bali, Indonesia. For a complete list,
please see the attached document.
Throughout its history, OHG has been the ultimate insider's guide
to hotels, sold exclusively to travel professionals, including travel
agencies and corporate travel managers. And the more than 18,000
travel professionals who use it are a very select group. It is purchased
largely by the most successful and productive agencies.
While the general public may be unaware of OHG, many travelers
have unknowingly felt its influence. Used more often than any other
hotel source by its buyers, the information in OHG has a significant
impact on the hotels they recommend to their clients, particularly
when recommending upscale hotels. And because travel professionals
who use OHG book more hotel rooms than the average agent, its influence
lies behind a significant number of the hotel rooms booked worldwide
OHG provides these agencies with an important competitive advantage,
not only against their peers, but also against the wide variety
of information now available directly to consumers through the Internet.
"Although travelers today have access to a wide variety of
travel and hotel information online, none of it is streamlined and
comprehensive," says Mason. "Instead, Internet hotel information
comes from any number of sources with no single, authoritative editorial
voice. It's impossible for travelers to know what they can and can't
trust." That's why many travelers continue to rely on agencies
using OHG for the best, most comprehensive recommendations of places
to stay. And for those travelers with the budget to afford the best,
the Superior Deluxe ratings in OHG are the most reliable source
of hotels that will live up to their high standards.
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