A Dutch hotel in Amsterdam has been named the Trendiest in the World by users of hotel review site TripAdvisor.
CitizenM, located in the center of Amsterdam, was selected from 719 award-winning properties to take the “trendiest” title, chosen from the reviews and ratings from some 15 million TripAdvisor users. The hotel chain represents a “new type of hotel experience for a new type of traveler,” providing 14 square meter compact and high tech rooms that are built offsite and then stacked together to form the hotels. Internet connections and wifi on demand are free, and the rooms are lit by LED lights to save energy.
Chicago’s theWit Hotel took second place, with its onsite cinema and 42-inch in-room televisions proving a hit with guests. The 517-room beachfront W Fort Lauderdale hotel in Florida came third.
The eighth annual TripAdvisor TRAVELERS’ CHOICE Awards recognized 719 hotels around the world for outstanding service, value and quality. The results were compiled from millions of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor.com.
citizenM started as an observation. The world has seen the evolution of a new type of traveler. These modern individuals are explorers, trekkers, professionals and shoppers. They travel a lot – both long and short haul. They are independent, share a respect for different cultures and are young at heart. You might be one of them. If so congratulations – you are what we call a Mobile Citizen of the World – and you are so important to us, we named our hotel after you.
citizenM Hotel reflects and learns from the needs of these new global citizens.
Mobile citizens know what they like in a good hotel and what they don’t need from a bad one. What they like includes stylish design, great value, the best entertainment, sociable atmosphere, a comfortable bed and big fluffy towels. They need a hotel in a good location but one where they can rest easily. What they don’t want is unnecessary or hidden costs.
TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2010
Best Bargain in the World – Arcadia Residence, Prague, Czech Republic
Best Luxury (4&5 star hotels) in the World – Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic
Best for Families in the World – Sirkeci Konak Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey
Best for Service in the World – Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic
Best B&B and Inn in the World – Casa Portagioia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
Best for Romance in the World – Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, Moorea, French Polynesia
Best All-Inclusive in the World – Drowsy Water Ranch, Granby, Colorado, USA
Best Relaxation and Spa in the World – La Amada Hotel, Playa Mujeres, Mexico
Trendiest Hotel in the World – citizenM Amsterdam City, Amsterdam, The Netherlands