Source: Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALGODON MANSION HONORED IN THE 2012 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE HOTEL AWARDS
NEW YORK, NY – (January 20, 2012): Scott Mathis, Founder of Algodon Mansion, is pleased to announce that TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel website, has chosen Algodon Mansion as one of the TOP 25 winners in the BEST HOTELS in ARGENTINA category as well as one of the TOP 25 winners in the BEST HOTELS in SOUTH AMERICA category by TripAdvisor in its 2012 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Algodon Mansion ranked #7 on the BEST HOTELS in ARGENTINA list, and ranked #13 on the BEST HOTELS in SOUTH AMERICA list.
Now in its tenth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.
“We are all very thrilled by this distinction, and would like to sincerely thank all of our guests that have recommended our hotel on TripAdvisor’s website,” says Scott Mathis, Chairman and Founder of Algodon Properties. “Algodon Mansion achieved this honor while being opened for slightly more than a year, and I would like to acknowledge our hotel’s management and the services provided by the entire Algodon Mansion team. TripAdvisor has proved to be a valuable tool in contributing to our online presence and reputation. We welcome and thank their recognition.”
“With the help of millions of travellers around the globe, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognize the world’s most outstanding hotels for the tenth year of the Travellers’ Choice Awards,” said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “From the best bargain hotels to best luxury hotels, remarkable service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travellers’ Choice winners.”
As TripAdvisor has continued its growth globally, featuring sites in 30 countries and in 21 languages, the Travellers’ Choice Hotels awards now highlight a broader range of spectacular properties across the globe.
For the complete 2012 Travelers’ Choice list, go to www.tripadvisor.com/travelerschoice.
About Algodon Mansion
Algodon Mansion lies in the heart of Buenos Aires’ most elegant residential neighborhood, Recoleta. Our hotel’s landmark 1912 building is fashioned in French Classical design and has been impeccably restored, yet re-imagined with inspired contemporary elegance and sophistication. Each of our 10 luxury suites is exceptionally spacious and offers superior comforts in amenities, as well as custom designed details and furniture that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Attended by 24-hour butlers, suites overlook a shaded residential street and an exquisite six-story interior lightwell that features a cascading waterfall descending to the lobby. Our restaurant, Chez Nous, is featured on the main floor of our hotel, and has been celebrated for reinterpreting traditional regional dishes that take Argentine gastronomy to a whole new level. Our chic dining rooms exude elegance, intimacy and romance, while our sleek cognac bar offers a cool ambiance that appeals to the sophisticate. On the mansion’s rooftop, teak decks and loungers surround a swimmer's pool for summertime tanning with a petite bar for afternoon soirées.
In addition to recently being inducted into the Relais & Châteaux fellowship (Algodon Mansion is the first Relais & Châteaux Hotel in Buenos Aires), Algodon Mansion has received an abundance of positive press since it opened its doors a little over a year ago, including Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Hot List (US & UK Editions), Travel+Leisure’s 2011 It List, Travel+Leisure 2011 World’s Greatest Hotels, Resorts & Spas, and Elite Traveler’s Top 101 Hotel Suites 2011, among many others. Algodon Mansion’s restaurant, Chez Nous, has also received recent notable accolades such as induction into the Relais & Châteaux fellowship, a five star review form La Nación, one of Argentina’s most widely read newspapers, and Black Book Magazine, which lists Chez Nous as one of the city’s "Top Picks".
Algodon Mansion’s sister property is Algodon Wine Estates located in San Rafael, Mendoza, whose award-winning wines and fresh farm products are featured prominently on Chez Nous restaurant’s menu and wine list. Algodon Wine Estates offers wine lovers the opportunity to live the winemaker’s dream and enjoy custom designed luxury homes, located on a sprawling vineyard estate with the grape variety of their choosing. This 2,050 acre (825 ha) estate features a world-class winery, as well as 18 holes of championship golf, a championship tennis center and internationally award-winning hospitality amenities.
Algodon Properties are owned and operated by DPEC Partners, founded by Chairman & CEO Scott Mathis and partners. Based in NYC with offices in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, DPEC provides an unequivocal strategic advantage in Argentine real estate acquisition and development. Own a part of the dream.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 18 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 65 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor’s travel media brands include: ww.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2011
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, August 2011
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TripAdvisor Media Relations
Lauren J. Beebe
Algodon Wine Estates,
Director of Marketing
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