The Desert Sun 12:44 p.m. PT Jan. 25, 2017
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Richard Slosky and his wife, Cornelia Schuster operate La Maison Hotel in Palm Springs. The 13-room property is considered one of the top 25 hotels in the world, in the Romance category, by TripAdvisor.
Four small hotels in Palm Springs grabbed some of the top spots in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice for Hotels awards.
La Maison Hotel landed on the No. 20 spot in the world, among TripAdvisor users in the Romance category. The 13-room hotel took the No. 2 spot for most Romantic Hotel in the United States. Also taking the No. 5 spot for best Small Hotels in the United States. The secret, say its operators Richard Slosky and Cornelia Schuster, is a close attention to detail and ensuring individual consideration for each guest.
Hotel California, also in south Palm Springs, received the No. 12 spot in the world for Best Service, and the No. 1 spot in the United States in the same top service category.
Desert Riviera, in Palm Springs, ranked No. 3 in the United States in the Best Service category and No. 5 in the United States in the Romance category. While Little Paradise, another tiny hotel in south Palm Springs, picked up the No. 11 spot among the top 25 small hotels in the United States.
TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards are issued annually, with the winners selected based upon millions of reviews and opinions by travelers from around the world, using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews from travelers on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period, with the romance categories placing emphasis on reviews marked as a couples stay. These properties around the globe are located in 109 countries and eight regions worldwide, in the following categories: Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance and Family.