ITCM
Top
Back


  News <Airlines >  <Appointments >  <Bloggers Section >  <Destinations >  <Domestic >  <General >  <Hotels >  <Industry News >  <International >  <Travel Trades > 
 

 

Travel Deals
Quick Web Launch
Classifieds
Career
Destinations
Pic-y bank
Quirkiest World
Gour Kanjilal's Article
Previous Edition
Words Back
   




 
General
Hotels.com Sums Up The Perfect Hotel Stay

21 April, 2017

The internet and smartphone age has given power to the people when it comes to hotel reviews, as Hotels.com reveals the formula for the perfect hotel stay, based on 148 million sentences from millions of customer reviews.

The formula was created to celebrate the millions of reviews that power the Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards which recognize the very best hotels across the globe based on genuine guest reviews.

With over 25 million guest reviews on the Hotels.com site, a deep-dive into the data from 2016 delivers the right formula for the perfect hotel stay.

F 25 + C 35 + B 10 + P 2 + Q + Br + D7 + S + W + ½H = Hotel Perfection

Where:

F = How friendly are the staff

C= Perceived cleanliness of the room

B= How comfortable is the bed

P= Perceived Reasonable Price

Q= Quietness of the room

S = Swimming pool

Br= Breakfast is included

D = Location/Walking distance/access

W = Free WiFi

H= Hot drink available to make in room

HP = Overall hotel perfection

The research shows it’s the simple things that create hotel perfection, with luxurious extras seen as the cherry on the cake. The Hotels.com data revealed that cleanliness and comfort are 36 times more important than a sumptuous (or lavish) breakfast, a luxurious pool or a deluxe coffee machine in your room. And surprisingly, in this connected world, the impact of friendly and helpful staff is 10 times more important than free Wi-Fi.

Consumer psychologist, Dr Simon Moore, who led the Hotels.com research, comments: “While we all dream of luxurious hotels and sun-soaked beaches, in fact the things we value most when selecting a hotel tell us something far more fundamental about the human condition. The analysis of over 148 million review comments from Hotels.com customers highlight that the main factors that guests really care about relate to their unconscious, basic human needs. From a psychological stand-point, risks and discomfort out-weigh comparative positive benefits five to one, so it’s no wonder travelers pay more attention to the fundamentals such as comfort and cleanliness over lavish pools and fine-dining.

“Cleanliness and comfort fulfils our need for relaxation, safety and security. A good location fulfils our needs to feel connected to others and that we have somewhere we can escape to in times of such need. The fact that staff friendliness plays such an important role in guest satisfaction shows that, as intrinsically social creatures, we love to be greeted with a smile and a chat. It makes us feel welcome and part of the group.”

Jessica Chuang, Hotels.com Director, Regional Marketing Greater China, SEA and India said comments: “More and more travelers than ever before are booking their trips based on peer recommendations and consumer behavior is now telling us reviews are becoming even more important than the traditional hotel star ratings. But sometimes there is so much information out there it can be hard to decipher what’s important, so this new formula helps settle the debate of what makes the perfect hotel stay.”

If you’re looking to check in to the best of the best, then travelers need look no further than the 2,500 gold winners in this year’s Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards. These hotels have been recognized as truly outstanding and have all achieved an average guest rating of 4.7 or higher. A further 1,000 hotels have also been crowned winners across ten bespoke ‘Best for’ categories.

Taj, Leela, Oberoi and Marriott Properties Bag Gold at 2017’s Loved by Guests Awards by Hotels.com Eight hotels in India have been revealed as the country’s ultimate hotel hotspots, according to the Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017, where the hotel guests are the real judges.

Mumbai topped the list of award-winning cities India, but travelers can check into prize-winning properties in five other cities across the country – New Delhi, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Goa and Pune.

The Leela Palace in Delhi tied with The Oberoi and JW Marriott, both in Mumbai, by receiving guest rating of 4.8 out of 5.

It’s noteworthy that uber-luxurious hotel chains, The Leela and JW Marriott, featured two properties each in the prize winning bucket.

While Jai Mahal Palace was the top-rated hotel in the pink city of Jaipur, St.Mark’s Hotel won the accolade in Bengaluru.

Jai Mahal Palace and JW Marriott Hotel Pune made their way to 2017’s winner list for the first time, making their wins a remarkable feat, especially since six of the eight of winners were featured for the second consecutive year.

Globally, hotels in the US were the biggest gold award winners, with 969 properties being recognized this year. Other top countries included the UK (171 hotels), Italy (153), Canada (86) and Spain (70).

Best in Class

Some of the finest hotels in Mumbai took the cake away as category winners from India. While Sofitel Mumbai BKC and Four Seasons Hotel won accolades in the Best for Spa category, Grand Hyatt Mumbai stood strong as the lone winner in the Luxury segment properties in five other cities across the country – New Delhi, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Goa and Pune.

 



General News

IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 Cements Industry Foothold with Dazzling Anniversary Edition
Chiang Mai gets ready to Host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018
Top 5 friendly Destination for Senior Citizen
Cleartrip and SpiceJet announce Google Flights partnership To make booking flight tickets easier
Sarath Chandran, promoted as Associate Director of Revenue at Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel
Explore Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival in China
Indonesia Video Bags Two Awards In UNWTO Tourism Video Competition
Rebecca Platt appointed Director of Marketing at The St. Regis Doha, Qatar
RCI heads west, partners with Palm Greens Club, Ahmedabad
KAYAK reveals the next 10 destinations to visit before the masses
Extend the holiday feeling with the ONYX Flash Sale!
Kerala Tourism Bags PATA Gold Awards 2017
Mauritius Tourism conducted Roadshow in India
Macao SAR welcomes Delegates to PATA Travel Mart 2017
Carlson Rezidor Appoints Katerina Giannouka as President of Asia Pacific
Korean Sale FESTA 2017
Thomas Cook India eyes strong growth potential of North India
Czech Republic Tourism Board Opens its Office in India
World’s oldest and largest toy shop, Hamleys, opens its second outlet at CSIA
Thailand launches “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018”
Ashish Kashyap resign the post of Co-Founder & President at MakeMyTrip
In May 2017, 30% Indian traveler blooming overnight in Germany
Singapore Tourism Board launch “Passion Made Possible” Brand for Singapore
Samui Festival 2017, Thailand
Tourism Authority of Thailand launch “Visit Thailand” WeChat application
Thai holds “Thai Shares the Love with Thai Veterans” Activity
Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017 promotes Kingdoms Holistic Paradise
FCM Travel Solutions’ New Platinum Sponsor to 2017’s CTW Asia-Pacific (Bangkok)
H.I.S. Japan became Investor and Strategic Partner for GoFro
Holland hosted “Holland Sales Mission”
10th Edition of Grand Prix Season Singapore promises to Excite at Every Turn
Mark Sutch appointed as Regional General Manager for South Asia, Middle East and Africa
Minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurates Responsible Tourism Mission and Festive packages
Pune Underwater Festival 2.0
Bali is 1st priority of Newlywed Couple in India
World Tourism Day
Dusit Thani Hua Hin Welcomes TCEB IMFT
SOTC launches Spiritual Darshan
MakeMyTrip to employ the Travelport
IITM launches Start-up Pavilion
Sanya Tourism Promotional and Marketing Event
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Climbs To Greater Height
Israel Ministry of Tourism eye on India’s Outbound
PATA Global Insight Conference 2017
Smart Watch Wear App launch by Yatra.com
Tourism Australia hostied ITM 2017 in Pune
Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Features for Norwegian Bliss
Growth of Foreign Tourist in July 2017
AquaTrek by Night launched by Atlantis, The Palm
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation launched new Logo
New Rules to Ease Passport Application Process 2017
Chaliyar River Challenge 2017
Update on Changes in Passport Office Location
Nashik Travel Mart 2017
Udbodhani - Sharodutsav Tour 2017
SOTC Travel conferred the 2017 Today’s Traveler Award
100,000 Indians Occurrence in Spain
New Flight Reinforce Thailand Status as a Global Aviation Hub
2016 ICCA Rankings Accentuates Thailand’s Prominence as World-Class MICE Destination
New Tourism Policy with emphasis on Adventure Tourism
Traverse the Arts off the Beaten Track with OZO Wesley Hong Kong
New Team of TAFI
Air Guru Travels to present Badung Tourism Promotion Board in India
Luxury Bürgenstock resort to enhance GCC visitors to Switzerland
Thailand TUK TUK attain big at Hungarian Formula 1
Madrid Golfing Destination in Spain
This summer live Luxury Villa at Mandarin Oriental
ICRA - Domestic Passenger traffic grows by 20% in June 2017
New Team at TAAI Western Region
Boeing Demand New Airplanes for India
Edgard Kagan joined as U.S Consul General in Mumbai
Ms Gloria Guevara Manzo appointed as New President of WTTC
Sun Siyam Resort won award of World Luxury Spa & Restaurant
Air Asia Connects Bangkok with Jaipur & Tiruchirappalli
Campaigning Women’s Journey in Thailand
Explore the Shutter Service of Taiwan
Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2017
Bengaluru to Host 99th Edition of “Indian International Travel Mart”
Singapore Tourism held a Road Show in 6 cities of India
Czech Republic commences visa application for residents in Gurugram
Indian Arrivals to the Philippines grows up to 37%
MATATO appoints Think Strawberries as its PR and Representative
Ozone Pharma brings you some must take in your Travel Medical Kit
Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist
TrawellTag Cover - More Conducts TAEP In Jaipur
Inaugural Business Transformation Series To Boost Travel Agent Capabilities
Hotels.com Sums Up The Perfect Hotel Stay
Buyforexonline Launches A Revolutionary New B2B Forex Platform
Foreigners Visiting India For Medical Treatment
Safety & Security High On Tourism & Hospitality Industry Agenda
Makemytrip Report: Summer Travel 2017 Sees 39% Growth
Summer Survey 2017 By Yatra.Com
SKAL’s AGM to be held in Novotel Kolkata
Changing Tracks- Five Make-Or-Break Factors To Unlock Rail Travel In Asia Pacific
New Vikalp Scheme Enables Waitlisted Passengers To Get Confirmed Accommodation
Cox And Kings Bags Twin Honours For Excellence In Outbound Tour Operations
Budget Reaction Quotes - Travel Experts- TIRUN, Travelyaari And Travkart.com
FAITH Flash Analysis - Union Budget 2017-18
STB Begins Hands In Partnership Trade Shows
RCI India Expresses Budget Reaction For Travel And Tourism Stories
Running On Waves - A New Way To Cruise
Discover & Book Cleartrip Local Experiences During Your Uber Ride
Ambassador Verma's Farewell Meeting With Prime Minister Modi
Maharashtra Emerges As The Largest Source Market For Tourism Australia
WTTC Launches International Year Of Sustainable Tourism For Development
BLS International Riding The Wave Of Success With Increasing Global Presence
V. M. Salgaocar Institute Signs MOU With Turismo de Portugal
Ministry Of Tourism Launches Instaguide Mobile App
Yatra.Com To Introduce UPI On Its Website
VFS Global Launches Czech Republic Visa Application Centre In Ahmedabad
Roadhouse Hostels Opens Fifth Property In Arambol
Announcement Of New Passport Rules
Global Tourism Council Goes Live
IITM 2017 Calendar Of Travel Events
Overview Of Tourism, Hospitality And Aviation 2016 And Outlook For 2017
O2 Spa’s Acquisition With Zazen Spa Continues Its Expansion Drive
TravelNevada Establishes New Travel Industry Award
Yatra’s Survey Shows Rise In Plastic Money Over Cash After Demonetization
Yatra.Com Launches Travel Industry’s First ‘Voice Search’ Feature
DJUBO The First Integration Partners With Stayzilla
Ministerial Intervention Sought To Augment International Connectivity Of Calicut Airport
Charson Advisory Awarded At ITCTA In Jammu
Growth In Foreign Tourist Arrivals In October 2016
Ranveer Singh Takes On The Mantle Of Brand Ambassador For Switzerland
Foreign Tourist Arrivals records 13.4% growth in Sept 2016
Minister Of Railways Modifies Senior Citizens Concession Rules
THAI Welcomes Miss World Australia 2016
National Tourism Awards 2014-15
Be a Superstar while traveling with GoIbibo.com
TAFCON
Rail Europe to conduct training programs for agents in October
Ireland is steadily emerging as a preferred location for Bollywood movie makers
67% of Indian Travelers find Airports most stressful factor
TTG Events and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) Forge Partnership for IT&CM 2012
Platinum Adventure Sports Experience - Lonavala
Tourism Industry unhappy on the union budget
‘Travel and Learn’ with Thomas Cook India
Neral - Matheran Mini Train Gets New Coaches with 3D view
Targus launches 360 degrees case for iPad 2
Tiger - Let tourists carry lasting memories


| Home | News | Events | Travel Directory | Contact Us | About Us |
Site Developed By DreamSoft IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Copyright © 2009 SAFARI PLUS. Site lasted update on : 26-Sep-2017