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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Sofitel reinvents French elegance in its hotels throughout the world. Sofitel is the only French Luxury Hotel brand with a presence on five
continents, in more than 50 countries. Whether situated in the heart of a
major city like Paris, New York or Bangkok, or nestled away in a country
landscape in French Polynesia or Brazil, each Sofitel property offers a
genuine experience of the French art de vivre.
Discover Sofitel on www.sofitel.com.