Travelling far and wide and staying in luxury accommodation is something which is now far more widespread than it used to be. One of the major reasons for this has been the massive drop in the price of air travel. Now that relatively cheap flights which link all parts of the globe are freely available, long and short haul travel has been democratised, and simply being somewhere new and interesting is no longer enough. More and more, ‘ordinary’ people, when travelling and visiting different parts of the world, are demanding luxury accommodation. The fact that hotel rooms can be sourced and booked in a matter of minutes online, and that this process will include easy access to first-hand accounts written by people who’ve stayed in these rooms before, means that people can afford to be much more particular about where they stay.
When looking for a luxury room in one of the world’s top cities, it will quickly become apparent that they all offer certain top end facilities more or less as a norm. Indeed, the very fact that these hotels tend to be 5 star means that there’s much that can be taken for granted. Free WIFI in your room, for example, is a given, as is the presence of luxury furnishing, Egyptian cotton sheets and complimentary luxury bathrobe and slippers. Outside your room, in the wider environs of the hotel, it can safely be assumed that there will be a selection of delicious restaurants, cafes and bars serving food from all over the world, a gymnasium, swimming pool and health club and conference facilities for those who wish to stay in luxury surroundings whilst pursuing business opportunities. What all of this means is that you can pick and choose down to the smallest detail and select the individual hotel which is perfect for your needs, whether this is due to facilities, services or location.
One of the factors which may help to sway the decision in one direction or the other is the luxury hotel packages which are now often put together. In an effort to stand out from the crowd and attract that all important custom, hotels will create packages designed to appeal to a wide range of visitors. In many cases, this might simply entail presenting special offers such as reduced rates for certain nights or deals like ‘stay 5 nights, get the 6th free’, but other hotels often craft packages from the various services and amenities they offer. Depending upon the type and nature of the hotel, this might mean a package of trips out to local attractions which are booked and arranged on your behalf, spa days which allow guests to spend the whole of the day being pampered, indulged and sampling a range of beauty treatments and gourmet packages. This latter might include a selection of meals in the hotel’s various restaurants or it could include the deluxe touch of having the chef prepare a meal for you and your guests in the comfort of your own room. Given the time, you can find the package that’s perfect for you. All of this has combined to reduce the cost of luxury accommodation, and the rooms listed on a site like www.luxuryhotelscollection.com are more affordable than they’ve ever been.
By Mr. Jones