SOURCE: Desires Hotels

March 09, 2010 18:14 ET

The Strand Ocean Drive Named a 2010 Best In Stay Hotel by Orbitz Customers

Guests Choose Modern Boutique Hotel as Stand Out Property in Miami Beach

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  The Strand Ocean Drive was chosen as a 2010 Orbitz Best In Stay Hotel in Miami. The 2010 Orbitz Best In Stay Awards recognize more than 50 top-rated hotels based on reviews by guests themselves. As a member of the modern boutique hotel collection, Desires Hotels, the coveted honor recognizes The Strand Ocean Drive's commitment to outstanding achievement in guest relations.

"The Strand Ocean Drive is truly honored by this award. What makes the award so extraordinary is that it comes directly from our customers. It's a testament to our team's hard work and dedication," says Raul Leal, President of Desires Hotel.

Orbitz Best In Stay Award winners were selected based on the overall numeric score they received by Orbitz travelers. Reviews and scores for each hotel are collected only from Orbitz customers who have booked and stayed at the hotel. Reviewers are asked to rate a variety of hotel attributes on a scale of 1 to 5, including amenities, maintenance, hotel staff, room comfort, location, and value. The "overall score" is an average of all reviewer scores submitted.

"With hundreds of thousands of hotel reviews, Orbitz offers travelers the relevant information they need to find the hotel that is right for them," said Peggy Bianco, Group Vice President of Global Supplier Services for Orbitz Worldwide. "With our Best In Stay awards, we are harnessing this guest feedback to recognize and celebrate the hotels that provide the best customer experience, according to the travelers who have stayed there."

For the entire list of the 2010 Orbitz Best In Stay Award winners, visit

About Desires Hotels

From the neon lights of Ocean Drive in South Beach to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, from the iconic Delmar Loop in St. Louis to the heart of Times Square, Desires Hotels is a collection of independently created modern boutique hotels. High in style, distinct and creative, each of these lifestyle hotels have one-of-a-kind architecture and interior design, allowing guests to expect just as much from their hotel as they do from their destination. Savvy travelers seeking a lifestyle-oriented experience will appreciate the "Your Desires" program that tailors a unique experience to every guest.

Coming soon in 2010 Desires Hotels will be opening Cassa in New York City and The Charlee in Medellin, Colombia.

For more information about Desires Hotels, and their locations, call 866-593-4330 or visit

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