Brownell Travel of Birmingham, Ala., has created an online guide to its top hotels, the Little Brownell Book, available on its website.

The guide features nearly 50 hotels with more to come later this year. According to Brownell, the hotels featured were chosen because they "have exceptional service, desirable locations, and will go above and beyond for Brownell guests."

Haisley Smith, vice president of marketing and development, said the book was developed using a "decade's worth of information" from agents and Brownell clients alike.

Each hotel's page features what sets it apart, don't-miss features and Brownell amenities.

"We are really pleased to be able to offer something different to consumers," Smith said. "These hotels may not be the most exclusive, the newest or the most buzzed about, but they are absolutely the best."

The hotels in the Little Brownell Book are ones Brownell has worked with for years and have demonstrated top service, Smith said.

"It's a special collection because of the deep relationships -- it's not uncommon for us to ring up a favorite bellman, concierge or the GM to give them a heads-up about Brownell clients arriving," she said.

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