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Four Jamaican properties on Expedia Top 20 list

Published:Friday | July 4, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Rondel Village in Negril.
A poolside villa at Round Hill Hotel & Villas.
The spectacular swimming pool at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall.
A section of Secrets St James.
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Travel booking site, Expedia.com, on July 1 announced new rankings from an annual crowd-sourced list of the world's best-reviewed hotels, which placed four Jamaican hotels on the Top 20 list.

The list is compiled from among 290,000 bookable properties available through the booking company's website.

The website's 'Insiders Select' list recognises the top-ranked hotels as determined by nearly two million annual verified guest reviews and in-house experts, Expedia said in a related release.

The Jamaican properties listed are Round Hill Hotel & Villas on the outskirts of greater Montego Bay at No. 3; Secrets St James in Montego Bay at No. 7; Rondel Village in Negril at No. 8; and Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall in Montego Bay at No. 13.

Listed properties are those adjudged to "consistently deliver value, in the form of competitive pricing, pristine amenities and superior customer service," said Expedia.

Some 650 hotels made it onto the Insiders Select list for 2014, which was topped by Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, a four-star property in San Marcos, followed closely by Blue Karma Resort in Seminyak, Bali.

Last year, Mexico dominated the Top 10 with six properties but this year, the United States takes that honour with six, Expedia said.

Insiders Select ranks hotels using a combination of verified guest reviews, Expedia hotel expert input and overall value.

"The list is developed using a propriety mathematical formula, predominantly based on quantitative, verified customer-review scores with an element of qualitative insight from the local Expedia market management teams," the company said.

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