trivago Awards 2019 | Introducing the Categories and Contenders

November is here, which means the trivago Awards are just around the corner. So if you’ve been wondering who are the winners of the trivago Awards 2019, stay tuned, because we’re announcing them soon.

About the trivago Awards 2019

As a leading global hotel metasearch with access to data on millions of guest reviews aggregated from multiple online sources, trivago has the privilege of using this data every year to identify and honor the hotels that represent the very best of hospitality — the properties with the highest consistent guest ratings throughout the year on the trivago Rating Index.

And for the first time this year, trivago is thrilled to also give recognition to the hotels at the forefront of the movement to adopt hotel technology and get the industry online — the properties on trivago with the strongest presence and greatest success at driving direct bookings.

To publicly recognize and applaud each of these exemplary hotels, trivago will present them with trivago Awards — the highest endorsement a hotel can receive from trivago.

Check back in on November 14 to discover this year’s winners of the trivago Awards for the following categories:

  • 3-Star Hotel
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • 5-Star Hotel
  • Alternative Accommodation
  • Outstanding Online Presence
  • Direct Bookings

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In the meantime, find out more about the categories and contenders below.

3-Star Hotel | 4-Star Hotel | 5-Star Hotel

A good breakfast buffet or a comfortable hotel bed alone do not an award-winning guest experience make. There are many aspects that go into a top-notch, top-rated hotel stay, from the location of the property to the amenability of the staff, the value for money, and everything in between.

The contenders: The hotels that receive the highest ratings and most rave reviews do so because they excel in every aspect of the guest experience. In addition to a stellar online reputation, their efforts may also win them the distinction of a trivago Award for their star category.

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Alternative Accommodation

Many travelers are looking for a stay that breaks with the traditional hotel environment, yet still delivers on the promise of an exceptional guest experience.

The contenders: The bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, and other non-hotel accommodation providers that can best meet these expectations leave a positive and impactful impression on their guests. They also make up the group of properties on trivago being considered for trivago Awards in the Alternative Accommodation category.

Outstanding Online Presence

To reach today’s increasingly digital travelers, it’s crucial for a hotel to adopt technology and get online. And not just get online but stand out online with a powerful online presence: stunning photos, catchy descriptions, and comprehensive property details.

The contenders: The hotels that are the most active in optimizing their profiles on trivago via trivago Business Studio tend to have greater visibility and receive more attention and more business from travelers. They’re also the most likely to earn a trivago Award for having an Outstanding Online Presence.

Direct Bookings

Technology has become a hotel’s most important asset in the quest to increase direct bookings. Technology, and the entrepreneurial passion to make the digital leap and take advantage of the tools available to drive direct bookings online — such as Rate Connect, which enables hotels to promote their direct website rates on trivago.

The contenders: The hotels driving the most direct bookings for their properties through trivago (with Rate Connect in the case of independent hotels) are an inspiration to all hoteliers to embrace technology and digital direct distribution channels. They’re also the contenders for the Direct Booking category of the trivago Awards 2019.


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