Aug 22, 2014
Today everything seems to be luxurious – from washing powder to cars. Every brand has its luxury line and every experience has its (more expensive) luxury choice. But when it comes to hotels, the term “luxury” means something quite special. Luxury hotels must stand out in some way in order to be classified as luxurious. What exactly makes a luxury hotel? There is no set standard for a luxury hotel and four-star and five-star accommodations both describe their facilities as luxury. Here are some of our luxury hotel musts, which help these lodgings stand out from the rest.
Easy, Discreet and Intelligent
It is not difficult to book a luxury hotel, nor is it stressful to find out about the rooms available and the facilities on offer. Luxury hotels offer a simple reservations process with experienced staff that will allow you to book a room with ease. It is also easy to check into a luxury hotel. You don’t need to stand in line and wait. Luxury hotels have made the check in process simpler than that of the average hotel. Your luggage should swiftly arrive at your room.(Image by rand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez Cannes )
Meets Your Needs
The room you book in a luxury hotel should be the room you get – no switching around because there were no rooms in that category available. The luxury hotel should accommodate your request to have a room overlooking the pool, for example, or on a high floor. If you want a king bed or a pet-friendly room, you should get it.
A luxury hotel offers more. The best boutique hotel and luxury hotel brands provide luxury amenities to match the higher price tag for rooms and stays. Amenities include the overall design of the room as well as the facilities – for example, a luxury hotel room has a quality design with excellent fittings and furniture. There should be no nasty odors and there will be original art on the walls. The bed will be king sized with a good mattress. The cotton sheets will have a high thread count and there will be robes and slippers as standard. Luxury hotel rooms usually have a window you can open and probably a balcony, a terrace, or some private outside space. You can choose from many different pillow types and there is plenty of space for storage. You will normally have a reading chair and a desk, plus a flat screen TV and an iPod docking system for your own music. Additional extras in a luxury hotel room include a quality coffee maker and lots of bottled water in the fridge (plus a variety of tasty minibar beverages and snacks.) The bathroom is one place you can really tell the luxury from the standard. You will normally get two sinks, an oversized tub, lots of space, and a variety of luxury amenities – not just a bar of soap and a towel.(Image by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces)
If you step into a hotel room and you’re not blown away by the style of the place and the attention to detail, you’re probably not in a luxury hotel – better luck next time.
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