View of The Fitwilliam lobby / Photo courtesy The Fitzwilliam, Dublin
Orbitz released the results of its Best In Stay Hotel Awards, and The Fitzwilliam, Dublin has won the best LGBT-friendly hotel category, according to a release. An all-star team of "travel gurus" — including Rudy Maxa, National Geographic Traveler contributing editor and host of the nationally syndicated television and radio show “Rudy Maxa’s World” and Erik Torkells, former editor of Budget Travel — used their expert knowledge to help pick the best of the best hotels in each of the "Best In Stay" categories.
“Orbitz applauds the 2012 Best In Stay winners for being best-in-class properties and for offering exemplary service and top-notch facilities to hotel guests,” said Peggy Bianco, group vice president of global hotel services for Orbitz. “According to a recent Orbitz Hotel Survey, 70% of respondents said they not only look at reviews when searching for a hotel but trust them. Whether booking on desktop or a mobile device, Orbitz now offers over one million verified hotel reviews as a resource for our customers to make sure they not only choose a great hotel but the perfect hotel for them. And, the more social media explodes the more we see customers making that choice based on the opinions of other travelers.”