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Villas of Grand Cypress Named as One of the Top-Ranked Hotels on Expedia Insiders’ Select™ List

05/05/2011


Villas of Grand Cypress Named as One of the Top-Ranked Hotels on Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ List



Orlando, Fla. (May 5, 2011) --  Expedia® has named Villas of Grand Cypress among the top-ranked hotels on this year’s Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list. The Insiders’ Select list formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value.  The full list represents only 500 of Expedia’s top-ranked hotels selected from the more than 130,000 properties offered by Expedia®, the world’s largest online travel company. 



“The Villas of Grand Cypress team is thrilled to receive this acclaim from Expedia Travelers,” states Mark Cox, General Manager. “Our team goes to great lengths to provide a high level of service and an outstanding guest experience.”



The 2011 Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list is compiled based on the more than 500,000 annual Guest Reviews collected by Expedia, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 500 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide, resulting in an easy-to-browse list that provides travelers with a powerful way to find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of other travelers like them. The list showcases the diverse selection of travel destinations and hotel properties.



For more information, visit www.expedia.com/insidersselect.



The Villas of Grand Cypress, with 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, is a luxury golf resort in Orlando like no other. With luxurious and spacious Orlando villa suites and endless recreation all adjacent to Walt Disney World®, the Villas is a sanctuary retreat, perfect for golfers, families and business travelers alike.    For more information or reservations, please visit www.GrandCypress.com.

   

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About The Villas of Grand Cypress

The Villas of Grand Cypress is a Four-Diamond property located in the Lake Buena Vista area of Orlando, adjacent to Walt Disney World and just minutes from Universal Studios and Sea World.  A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the property is part of a 1,500-acre resort complex that includes The Villas of Grand Cypress, which features 146 elegantly-appointed accommodations comprised of Club Suites and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with full kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms.  The resort also offers guests a variety of dining alternatives. The award-winning Executive Meeting Center at The Villas of Grand Cypress provides 7,200 square feet of distinctive conference and event function space, as well as meeting support services.  This space increases to 10,400 square feet in season, which includes an elegant air-conditioned pavilion. Widely-acclaimed as offering one of the nation’s most inspired golf experiences, the resort’s Grand Cypress Golf Club features 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf with varying degrees of play difficulty. The Villas of Grand Cypress is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International.


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Benchmark Hospitality International
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