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Social travel service Gogobot names Cosmopolitan world’s top hotel


Leila Navidi

The Cosmopolitan’s Chandelier bar.

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Gogobot, a global online community of 2.5 million users and travelers, has announced its first Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards, and Las Vegas won big in three categories: In World’s Best Hotels and Best Hotels in North America, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas placed 1st in both categories, while Wynn Las Vegas was 7th and 5th, respectively. And, Las Vegas was voted the 6th top travel destination in the world.

Gogobot users praised the 2-year-old, 2,995-room Cosmopolitan for its “terrace suites with wraparound views,” “sexy interior” and its bar Chandelier, where “you don't have to be a millionaire to feel like one.” The cities finishing ahead of the Entertainment Capital of the World as destinations, in order: San Francisco, London, Paris (France, not Texas or Hilton), Barcelona and Rome.

Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards is the first in a series of announcements over the next few months that will laud the best destinations, restaurants, hotels and attractions in the world. “Gogobot users, who have visited more than 60,000 destinations, are as knowledgeable as they are passionate about travel, making them a reliable source for all things travel related, whether it’s an amazing brunch spot or the best hotel in the world,” said Gogobot CEO and co-founder Travis Katz in a statement.

“Their choice of the Cosmopolitan is no surprise, even for such a new hotel that almost didn’t happen because of early investment constraints. But here they are today, picked by the travelers on Gogobot, who are as eager to conveniently connect, share, plan and book all in one place as they are to enjoy the hottest, most stylish accommodations in Vegas.”

Along with the views, interior and Chandelier, Cosmopolitan also offers: a world-class nightclub and dayclub in Marquee; stellar restaurants, from reasonably priced to fine dining by top global chefs, including Scarpetta (Scott Conant), Jaleo and China Poblano (Jose Andres), STK, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Milos, Comme Ca, Wicked Spoon Buffet and Holsteins; the concert venues Boulevard Pool and Chelsea Ballroom; and the bars Vesper and Bond. All in one hotel.

Here are the winners (nice to see my previous haunt, San Diego, do well, too):

World’s Best Hotels: 1) The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 2) The Fairmont, San Francisco, 3) Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4) Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, 5) The Peninsula Hong Kong, 6) Halekulani, Honolulu, 7) Wynn Las Vegas, 8) Hotel Ritz, Paris, France, 9. The Soho Hotel, London, and 10) Westin Maui Resort and Spa.

Best Hotels in North America: 1) The Cosmopolitan, 2) The Fairmont San Francisco, 3) Hotel del Coronado, 4) Halekulani, 5) Wynn Las Vegas, 6) Westin Maui Resort and Spa, 7) Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, Fla., 8) Montage, Laguna Beach, Calif., 9) Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, Calif., and 10) Dream Downtown Hotel, New York City.

Top Destinations: 1) San Francisco, 2) London, 3) Paris, 4) Barcelona, 5) Rome, 6) Las Vegas, 7) Chicago, 8) New York City, 9) San Diego and 10) Hong Kong.

Gogobot, based in Silicon Valley, is a leading travel planning service based on reviews and photographs from travelers. Launched in November 2010 and named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites of 2011, Gogobot has helped millions of people create, share and enjoy experiences by allowing them to use personal networks such as Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook.

Go to for a full list of winners.

Don Chareunsy is editor of and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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