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Where to Stay, What to Eat: TripIt Reveals Top Hotels & Restaurants of 2012

Frequent Travelers Favor Hilton and Marriott; Washington D.C.'s Founding Farmers and San Francisco's Slanted Door Win Over Roaming Foodies

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), today revealed the top hotels and restaurants of 2012 among its users: frequent travelers who have a penchant for fine dining, while using the latest mobile technology to stay organized and make the most of their trips.

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So where do these savvy "keep calm and carry on" travelers stay and dine? Here is a snapshot of the top hotels and restaurants among TripIt users in 2012:

Top 12 Hotels of 2012:

  1. Hilton New York                 
  2. New York Marriott Marquis
  3. The Venetian (Las Vegas)
  4. The Westin St. Francis (San Francisco)
  5. Hilton San Francisco Union Square   
  6. Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel (Chicago) 
  7. Hilton Los Angeles Airport         
  8. Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers    
  9. Hyatt Regency Chicago                        
  10. Santa Clara Marriott (S.F. Bay Area)      
  11. San Francisco Marriott Marquis               
  12. San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

Top 12 Restaurants of 2012:

  1. Founding Farmers (Washington D.C.)
  2. Slanted Door (San Francisco)
  3. abc kitchen (New York City)
  4. Foreign Cinema (San Francisco)
  5. Zaytinya (Washington, D.C.)
  6. Buddakan (New York City)
  7. Girl & the Goat (Chicago)
  8. The Publican (Chicago)
  9. Gramercy Tavern (New York City)
  10. Kokkari Estiatorio (San Francisco)
  11. Old Ebbitt Grill (Washington D.C.)
  12. Beauty & Essex (New York City)

About TripIt

TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips.  Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to [email protected] and TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online.  For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who's traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely. For more information, please visit www.tripit.com and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.

About Concur

Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Concur Connect is the platform that enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and solution partners to access and extend Concur's T&E cloud. Concur's systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large. Learn more at www.concur.com or the Concur blog.


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