Expedia Group’s Hotels.com launches global awards, the first awards based on how hotels treat guests

Today, Hotels.com unveiled “Perfect Somewheres” 2024, a first-of-its-kind program celebrating a selection of the top 1% of hotels on the Hotels.com app. Unlike other travel awards, Hotels.com Perfect Somewheres are based on a data-driven approach evaluating how hotels treat guests, with the Nomad London and The Aviator securing the award in the UK.

Winning hotels were selected based on proprietary guest experience data, which factors in traveller reviews, interactions with staff and ratings on property facilities, and condition. Select winning hotels are VIP Access partners, meaning they offer additional perks to members to elevate traveller stays. Travellers should use this curated list as the go-to authority when searching for the best possible hotel experience.

“Perfect Somewheres 2024 recognises the hotel industry’s creme de la creme,” said Expedia Group SVP of Global Communications Lauri Metrose. “Most programs use only reviews, or focus solely on luxury — our new awards program spotlights hotels that craft extraordinary experiences and elevate the travel journey for our guests, regardless of the number of stars. This program fuels a powerful partnership: We showcase our partners’ excellence, and together, we connect travellers with their perfect somewhere. We look forward to these awards becoming a benchmark for excellence in hospitality.”

Choice Paralysis: ‘Perfect Somewheres’ to the rescue

Research conducted by Hotels.com found that almost half (45%)1 of travellers admit to suffering from “holiday choice paralysis,” caused by too many options when deciding where to stay. A quarter (24%) spend more than 10 hours researching which hotel to stay at, and 20% have given up altogether due to how time-consuming it became.

A shocking 20% of travellers even say they would clean the bathroom or change the bedsheets (20%) to avoid the stress associated with booking their stay. Hotels.com’s awards aim to solve this issue for travellers. Almost a quarter (22%) of travellers are more likely, now than ever before, to use a credible hotel-grading program to source their stays. This list from the top 1% of properties acts as a one-stop shop for Hotels.com’s best properties across the globe.

Honouring Hospitality Heroes: A Data-Driven Approach

Perfect Somewheres 2024 spotlights hotels leading the travel revolution. Not only can travellers book with confidence, knowing they’ll receive a travel experience to remember, but the program also empowers the winning hotels. It provides them with ongoing guest insights that help them refine their offerings and stay ahead of the curve. Beyond the data, the award winners clearly go above and beyond for their guests. From the concierge that chartered a seaplane to return a forgotten wallet, to a longstanding seamstress who came to the rescue of a panicked bride, and a hotel that builds an inclusive community by employing adults with intellectual disabilities.

Perfect Hospitality Unveiled: UK’s 2024 Standout Stays

From hidden gems to world-renowned destinations, these hotels are just a few properties representing the 700 that display the pinnacle of hospitality excellence across the globe in 2024.

  • Nomad London, London – This hybrid hotel is a mix of stunning history and exquisite luxury. Situated in Convent Garden in a Grade II-listed building – the landmark Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station,- travellers can take in the architecture while enjoying everything central London has to offer. On Hotels.com from £473 per night*
  • Fingal – A Luxury Floating Hotel, Edinburgh – If it’s a stay like no other you are looking for, then the Fingal is the place to be. This totally unique floating hotel is docked on Edinburgh’s waterfront where travellers can experience complete nautical luxury. Sail off to the perfect somewhere on board. On Hotels.com from £375 per night*
  • Minster Mill Hotel, Cotswolds – This relaxing retreat is located in the Oxfordshire countryside. With fishing, walking, croquet and tennis keeping travellers busy in the summer months, and log fires and cosy interiors for the winter, this hotel is the perfect sanctuary anytime of the year. On Hotels.com from £110 per night*
  • The Londoner, London – Located in the West End, this five-star luxurious boutique hotel offers a modern London stay. With six eateries and bars, a wellness retreat and incredible views across this city, you will never want to leave. On Hotels.com from £471 per night*
  • Dakota Glasgow, Glasgow – Located in the city centre, this effortlessly chic hotel is ideal for exploring the city. There is something for everyone at this hotel, with packages for “Steaks in the City” to “Date Night” to “Lazy Sunday” packages, it’s a stay you can’t resist. On Hotels.com from £135 per night.
  • Moxy Manchester City, Manchester – If it’s a party you are looking for, Moxy Manchester is the spot. Here, you can check in at the bar (and can enjoy a complimentary first drink) before you move to one of the social spaces to relax. On Hotels.com from £70 per night*.
  • The Aviator, Hampshire – For any aviation and design enthusiasts out there, this is definitely the perfect somewhere. This unique hotel not only overlooks the private Farnborough Airport but from above has been ingeniously designed to replicate an aircraft propeller. Time to fly away to the perfect stay. On Hotels.com from £155 per night*.

Win a Trip to Your Perfect Somewheres

From 15th May to 29th May, travellers can enter to win a year’s worth of stays by following @hotelsdotcom on Instagram, commenting on the post promoting the sweepstakes, sharing their Perfect Somewhere, and tagging a friend. Sweepstakes open to US and UK residents. See full terms and conditions here.

To book or browse the full list of Perfect Somewheres, visit here