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Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa Named Among Best-Reviewed Hotels on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders’ Select™ List

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Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa today announced that it has been added to the Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list for 2013, an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world’s leading full-service online travel agency. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels available in the Expedia global marketplace, as judged by more than 1 million annual guest reviews. As the largest full-service online travel agency in the world, Expedia, Inc. has unmatched traveler insight and local market destination expertise.

The exclusive 2013 list designates only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select hotels, from among the more than 150,000 properties available on Expedia-branded sites worldwide. Insiders’ Select helps travelers make confident decisions by identifying the hotels in their destination that have been recognized by other travelers as delivering an excellent overall experience.

Maria Florou, General Manager at Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, said: “It’s a great privilege to be named on this list and to be recognised by the reviews of our guests is fantastic. We are absolutely delighted to have all the hard work that’s gone into making the Grand an established five star hotel acknowledged. The team here deserves enormous credit as without them it would be impossible for us to provide such a memorable stay for all of our guests.”

The Grand has 107 bedrooms, including 13 suites and a lavish penthouse. As a Grade II listed building, many of the original features remain; these include beautiful mosaic tiling, parquet floors and wood panelled meeting rooms.

You don’t have to check in to check out The Grand: anyone can experience the champagne and cocktail bar, whisky lounge, HQ Restaurant (which serves Afternoon Tea and is a private dining room) and The Grill Room at The Grand.

The Grand is also home to Spa at the Grand, one of Yorkshire’s most luxurious spas. Set in the building’s atmospheric vaults, The Spa offers a range of therapeutic face and body care treatments, and guests also have access to the gym, sauna, swimming pool, steam room and relaxation rooms.

“Expedia strives to provide value to our travelers,” said John Morrey, vice president and general manager, “Value reflects an everyday commitment to excellence on the part of the hotel. For these hotels, customer satisfaction is paramount. And when we publish the list, we reward those hotels by lifting them up and increasing their visibility through every stage of the booking process. We are focused on empowering travelers with the information and tools they need to make confident travel decisions and to book the trips that are right for them.”

Visitors to Expedia® sites can also find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by sorting via the Hotel Preferences amenity drop-down menu. For more information on Insiders’ Select, visit

For more information on Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, please contact:

Dan Jeffrey at Bonner & Hindley: 0113 246 4713

For more information on Expedia, please contact:

Sarah Gavin or Jodi Bragg at HL Group (for Expedia): (425) 679-8917 or (646) 460-8908 or

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, York is Yorkshire’s only - and York’s first ever - five star hotel. It has 107 bedrooms, including 13 suites and a lavish penthouse. Many of the rooms have views of the historic City Walls and, as a Grade II listed building, many of the original features remain in place. It was awarded five stars by the AA in November 2011 – and two AA Rosettes for its food – and recently featured in TripAdvisor’s list of the Top 25 Luxury UK Hotels.

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