Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Ranks No. 1 in the World

Sofitel Exceeds Expectations on Expedia's Insiders' Select List

May 09, 2008, 01:00 ET from Sofitel

    DALLAS, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sofitel Chicago Water Tower received top
 recognition on the second annual Insider's Select(TM) list of the world's
 best hotels, unveiled this week by Expedia(R). Of the 899 worldwide hotel
 properties listed, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower captured the No. 1 spot. Ten
 other Sofitel Luxury Hotel properties were also recognized including:
 Sofitel New York; Sofitel Los Angeles; Sofitel Minneapolis; Sofitel
 Montreal; Sofitel Palais Jamai; Sofitel Strasbourg; Sofitel The Grand
 Amsterdam; Sofitel Lisboa; Sofitel Roma; and Sofitel Berlin Schweizerhof.
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     "It is an honor to have Sofitel Chicago Water Tower recognized as the
 top-rated hotel globally by Expedia and its travelers," said David
 O'Shaughnessy, senior vice president Sofitel North and South America. "We
 are proud of the rankings of all the Sofitel properties worldwide. It is
 our first priority to deliver an exceptional experience to all of our
 guests by implementing Sofitel's philosophy - Life is Magnifique. We are
 grateful to have their positive feedback, trust and loyalty."
     Sofitel Chicago Water Tower boasts a central downtown location, minutes
 from the Magnificent Mile, the Museum of Contemporary Art and trendy
 boutiques. Designed by world-renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier,
 the hotel embraces modern design and the rich architectural legacy of
 Chicago. The 32-floored prism of glass houses 415 rooms, including 33
 luxurious suites, and is recognized as a structural gem among the city's
 prominent skyline. The Caf� des Architects restaurant lends international
 flavor as a modern French brasserie, and Le Bar entertains mingling
 travelers and neighborhood patrons.
     The Insiders' Select(TM) list is comprised of the top hotels from among
 a selection of nearly 80,000 properties worldwide available on Expedia, the
 world's leading online travel company. Using a weighted mathematical
 formula, Expedia compiled the list based on its travelers' reviews, a value
 rating system and local expertise and insight from hundreds of Expedia
 employees in destinations throughout the world.
     Among all hotels listed, Sofitel Luxury Hotel properties ranked highest
 in their respective locations in Los Angeles, New York, France and Morocco.
 All properties that made the list were noted for consistently delivering
 excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value.
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