Internet surfers head for Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo

3 September 2009

WorldHotels, one of the world’s leading groups of independent hotels, has announced the top ten most popular hotels in terms of visitor numbers to its website,

The research is based on the number of unique visitors to the landing pages of each of WorldHotels’ 500 affiliate hotels between January and July 2009. Full details of the top ten most popular WorldHotels properties are as follows:

1. Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo
WorldHotels latest addition in Japan, Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo, is located in the heart of the city and is a perfect choice for business and leisure travellers alike. It features 815 exclusive guestrooms, a spacious fitness area with indoor swimming pool, elegant wellness amenities including a Jacuzzi and steam room, as well as a number of bars and restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese and Italian cuisine.

2. The Empire Hotel, New York
The luxurious and recently renovated Empire Hotel near Central Park and Lincoln Center boasts 420 elegant guestrooms and suites all with spectacular city views. First-class fitness and wellness areas, a stunning rooftop pool and deck, and the Rooftop Bar & Lounge serving signature cocktails are key features. The Empire Lobby Bar offers a hip and romantic setting and an outstanding selection of wine and champagne.

3. Grand Hotel de la Minerve, Rome
Located between the Pantheon and the Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, the Grand Hotel de la Minerve is the perfect luxury base from which to explore Rome. The five-star deluxe hotel is set in a magnificent 17th-century palace and was completely renovated in 2004. It offers 135 rooms, including superior, deluxe and junior suites, as well as a stunning roof garden where guests can enjoy dinner as the sun goes down.

4. Hotel le Petit, Los Angeles
Hotel le Petit is a bohemian-inspired boutique hotel located in West Hollywood, just steps from the famed Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard. Guests can choose to stay in a choice of accommodation – The Little Lovely (Demi Suite), The Lovely (Junior Suite), The Lovelier (Executive Suite) or The Loveliest (One bedroom/open studio). The hotel also boasts a rooftop deck with a saltwater pool, an outdoor fire place and stylish Butterfly Lounge.

5. City Inn Westminster, London
WorldHotels recently added the UK’s prestigious group City Inn to its portfolio. The group’s flagship hotel is the award-winning City Inn Westminster, which is within easy reach of many of London’s attractions, including the London Eye and Tate Britain. The hotel offers 460 modern rooms and the City Café Restaurant, as well as the Milbank Lounge cocktail bar and elegant meeting and conference facilities.

6. Kimberly Hotel, New York
In the heart of Manhattan a stroll away from the world-famous boutiques on Madison and Fifth Avenue stands the Kimberly Hotel, featuring inviting guestrooms and spacious suites, as well as a 75-foot yacht for spectacular sightseeing and views of the New York skyline. Guests can also enjoy fitness and spa facilities at nine branches of the New York Health & Racquet Club on a complimentary basis.

7. Hotel Madero, Buenos Aires
Situated in a fashionable area of Argentina’s Buenos Aires, Hotel Madero is home to 197 elegant and innovative rooms, including 28 suites and studios suitable for longer stays. All guests are eligible for access to the hotel’s Health Club, which includes a fitness centre, sauna and heated indoor swimming pool. The hotel boasts several stylish bars such as the “Red Resto & Lounge” and the “Blue Sky Bar”, which has fantastic views over the city.

8. Hotel California Paris Champs-Elysées
Built in 1925 and just steps away from the Champs Élysées, Hotel California has an extensive art gallery which will attract art lovers. Each of the 158 rooms and 16 luxury suites has a fantastic view of Paris. The hotel features the “Cadre d’Or” Restaurant, which serves excellent food under the direction of Chef Gilles Courtin, and “The Rouge Marine Bar.”

9. Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam
This Art Deco style hotel is located right in the heart of the city of Amsterdam with fabulous views over its canals. The five-star Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam offers 165 spacious rooms and suites, as well as excellent conference facilities for up to 250 people. The famous Council Chamber, for example, is the perfect location for a private dinner or a meeting in boardroom set-up. The large spa area includes a Turkish steam bath, swimming pool, fitness facilities and a relaxation area.

10. Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore
The Goodwood Park Hotel is one of Singapore's most prestigious addresses and a five-star property with a grand turn-of-the-century atmosphere. It is situated a stone’s throw away from the vibrant shopping district of Orchard Road and features 233 luxurious guest rooms and suites, two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and several award-winning restaurants where guests can experience Singapore's finest cuisine.

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