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Money Saving Tips

hotelBooking-1For most people, a hotel stay can be costly depending on the type of hotel and the location. Most of us are usually looking for ways to save money as inexpensive hotel rooms become harder and harder to find, most hotel rooms were averaging about $120 per last year’s figures. Let’s explore a couple of ways you can potentially save on the cost of your next hotel stay.

Have you ever considered buying someone else’s reservation? That’s one of the goals behind websites like Roomer Travel where you can purchase another person’s hotel reservation that can’t be canceled and potentially save big with discounts of over seventy percent. Coupon codes are also a good way to go if you can find them online.

Hotels typically don’t advertise it, but you may be able to request and receive a price match if you simply ask. Make sure you have a competitor’s cheaper price available.

If you’re willing to stay during the middle of the week versus the weekend, you could also save a significant amount of money as many hotels offer rate discounts between Sunday through Thursday which are typically slower days. You may also find that the amenities are less crowded on these days too.

Are you a member of a warehouse club? If so they may provide member benefits including hotel discount offers or vacation packages.

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Saving Energy During Your Stay

360359015When you’re staying at a hotel, do you go out of your way to be more environmentally conscious? For example, do you turn off the lights in your room each time you step out? Do you reuse towels or do you request fresh ones each day?

Over here in the United States more hotels have taken measures to become more environmentally conscious, but they pale in comparison to some of the more ambitious efforts undertaken by hotels across the globe. A Rome-based hotel requires its guests to use their keycards to turn the lights on or the temperature control system.

The attitudes may be changing here in the United States regarding energy saving efforts in hotels. Per a survey released back in 2014, nearly 30 percent of hotels had sensors designed to manage temperature compared to the mere 20 percent just ten years earlier. More than 70 percent had switched to using the more energy efficient LED lighting.

Energy costs typically account for up to 6 percent of a hotel’s operating expenses, with the largest users of energy being perhaps unsurprisingly the heating and air-conditioning. To help cut down on costs, many modern hotel rooms can now detect when a room is currently occupied and will allow the guest to manually manage the temperature until it automatically switches to an energy saving mode once the guest is out of the room.

This update is being brought to you by Matrix Renovations, one of the leading companies in hotel renovations.  To learn more about their hotel renovation solutions as well as the company’s construction and installation services, contact them at +1-855-6-MATRIX.

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Saving Money on Your Stay

hotelStayLet’s be frank: staying at a hotel is not cheap.  In fact, determining where you’d like to stay might end up being the most stressful part of planning your trip.  Expenses can quickly add up, and you may be trying to save where you can.  Let’s explore a couple of ways you can potentially save some money during your next hotel stay.

You may have heard that hotels are increasingly encouraging guests to book directly through their website with deals and this is definitely one of the first places you should look.  You may also want to consider signing up for a rewards program if there is one where you can earn free nights and other perks.  Calling the hotel directly can also result in a potential deal.

If you’re willing to book within short notice, the Hotel Tonight app is perfect for booking last minute hotel deals around the world at significant discounts as long as you don’t mind booking within the next day or two.

Besides the hotel website, check out the website of the local area where you will be staying.  You may find vacation packages or deals being offered as a means of promoting tourism.  Speaking of the local area, you may find a better deal if you’re willing to stay at a hotel that’s further away from major hotspots.

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The Advent of Smarter Hotel Technology

hotelTechWhen is the last time you stayed at a hotel?  Were you greeted by someone or was the check-in process something more technologically advanced?  As hotels increasingly move towards becoming more efficient, the question becomes: is the technology alluring or is it somewhat off-putting?

A Hilton hotel in Virginia features a two foot tall robot concierge that can answer several basic questions about the hotel while the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California has a robot on wheels that will deliver a toothbrush or razor ordered from the front desk to your door.  These robots lack the personality or hospitality of a human being, and it’s a spot where opinions differ from those that think the technological advancements are convenient while others tend to find them cold or just a novelty.

Although robots are only beginning to see prevalent use in hotels, they do have worthwhile intentions as they improve efficiency and streamline services.  However, there is little chance that the technology will ever replace the warm greeting and personal touch provided by a human.  In fact, it’s believed that most technological advancements will likely be aimed at mobile devices.  The Arrive in Palm Springs has televisions equipped with Apple TV, allowing users to stream their preferred content from their phone or tablet instead of relying on whatever programming happens to be airing at the time.

How do you feel about hotels increasingly adopting smarter technology?

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Great Hotels for Couples

lhorizonPart of maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or partner is spending time together, but that can be tricky with work and other daily responsibilities.  A good way to take a load off is to go on vacation together and spend time relaxing at a nice hotel, but you don’t want to end up in one that’s perhaps too noisy.  Let’s take a look at some of the best choices for couples.

The Palazzo Dama in Rome was once a private villa and is located near the Piazza del Popolo.  It features a rooftop patio, an underground dance club, and sound-proofed rooms that are decorated in soothing tones.  The basement gym featuring a massive crystal chandelier is also a major highlight.

The L’Horizon in Palm Springs features over twenty bungalows and feels more like a residential property than your standard hotel.  Fine details like the door plaques that have your name on it to the monogrammed stationary make it a refreshingly unique experience.  Some of the features include poolside therapists ready to give you a massage and bungalows with outdoor showers where you can privately watch the sunset.

From its pair of pools to the spa and quartet of bars, The Cape in Cabo San Lucas is perfect for couples.  Each and every one of the rooms have a balcony that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and you’ll also have the option of a private plunge pool and a butler service.

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Movie Theaters and Hotels

hotelTheaterIn the past, dinner and a movie meant spending an evening on the town, not settling down at home for a “Netflix and chill” session.  To encourage the moviegoing experience of yesteryear, hotels are now creating screening rooms that allow for hosting intimate events, whether or not you’re a hotel guest.  Instead of dealing with lines, noisy people, and overpriced treats, these cinema experiences involve gourmet snacks.  The Whitby hotel in New York’s Midtown Manhattan area is one of the latest hotels that will include a cinema.

The cinema experience is not only a great way of attracting the general public, it’s also great for a hotel’s business.  Some of these places can charge up to $90 for a simultaneous movie and dining experience.  London’s Soho Hotel provides afternoon tea and a film, Victoria, British Columbia’s Oak Bay Beach Hotel serves upscale hot dogs, and New York’s Roxy Hotel screens films where guests can then have brunch at the restaurant.

The Island House in Nassau is only a year old but its weekend matinees consist of screening classic films like “The Gambler” in its 48-seat theater.  During the month of June the resort hosts a retrospective focusing on the work of Alfred Hitchcock as well as a series focusing on films by local filmmakers.

The next time you stay at a hotel, you just might be able to enjoy dinner and a movie in a theater instead of just your suite.

This update is being brought to you by Matrix Renovations, one of the leading companies in hotel renovations.  To learn more about their hotel renovation solutions as well as the company’s construction and installation services, contact them at +1-855-6-MATRIX.

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Hotel Chains Seek to Encourage Direct Booking

hotelBookingWhen searching for hotels, the majority of users visit major travel booking websites like Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, and more.  These sites are known for providing deals at a significantly reduced cost which reinforces the assumption that booking through a third party is cheaper than booking directly.

Hyatt is now one of the latest hotel chains looking to change people’s minds about booking directly with a chain by removing the third party and providing incentives, in their case special discounts for direct reservations.  To be more specific, Hyatt is providing a ten percent discount for guests that are members of its free loyalty program and book either through its website or its mobile app.  Hyatt is also willing to match a lower rate within 24 hours of booking and include a twenty percent discount.

Hyatt is following in the footsteps of other chains like Marriott which is also offering discounts for its loyalty program members and rate price matching, albeit with a slightly higher 25 percent discount.  Hilton is yet another hotel chain offering exclusive room rates and other perks if a guest books directly.

While hotel chains don’t necessarily have anything against third party websites, they must pay the site a fifteen percent commission.  By encouraging direct bookings, the hotel is able to keep the commission for itself.

This update is being brought to you by Matrix Renovations, one of the leading companies in hotel renovations.  To learn more about their hotel renovation solutions as well as the company’s construction and installation services, contact them at +1-855-6-MATRIX.

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Environmentally Friendly Hotels

environmentHotelsA major trend in the hotel industry is transitioning towards environmentally friendly practices, or “going green”.  It’s not only the hotels that are looking to be reduce their carbon footprint.  Guests are increasingly seeking out these types of hotels.  Per a TripAdvisor survey more than 65 percent of travelers are seeking eco-friendly travel experiences and 61 percent of them are planning on eco-friendly travel within the next year.  With that in mind, what are some of the country’s best green hotels?

The top environmentally friendly hotel in the country is right here in Florida, in Key West to be more specific.  The Gardens Hotel currently holds a five star rating on TripAdvisor, but it’s California that’s seen the biggest shift in eco-friendly hotels.  Four of the hotels that made the top ten are located in the state, ensuring that “The Golden State” of the United States is making strides to be friendlier to Mother Earth.

Hotel guests are also taking their own steps to be more environmentally conscious by turning off the lights in their room when it’s not being used or turning off the air conditioning.  More guests are also taking advantage of linen and towel re-use programs that reduce the amount of washing and electricity.

What have you done to reduce your carbon footprint?

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Hotels Favored by the Well to Do

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Hotels come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges, from ultra high end brands to more affordable accommodations for those who are just looking for a nice place to stay.  If you’ve ever wanted to live vicariously through the upper class, we can take a look at some of the popular hotels where these wealthy individuals like to stay around the world.

The Raffles Hotel in Singapore has been around since the 19th century and features over 100 impeccably furnished rooms.  Double rooms at this five star hotel typically cost about $600 a night and it is favored by some of the most well known names in the world.  Price William and his wife Kate Middleton are an example of the guests that have stayed at the Raffles Hotel.

The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France was once a private mansion built in the late 1800s and it is considered to be one of the most romantic getaways on the French coast.  Elizabeth Taylor, Winston Churchill, and the Kennedy family are some of its famous guests.  It is also one of the top favorites among movie stars attending the Cannes Film Festival.  Rooms cost about $625 during the springtime.

Explore the Knightsbridge neighborhood in London and you’ll find the Mandarin Oriental, easily distinguished by its Edwardian style that fuses contemporary design and amenities with classic glamour.  The hotel has just over 160 rooms and is widely viewed as the best of its kind in London.

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Staying in the Caribbean

grandCaymanWe’re currently in the spring but summer is right around the corner and you may already be thinking about what you plan to do for a vacation.  The Caribbean is always a great option thanks to its wealth of destinations, including the Grand Cayman Islands.  If you need some suggestions on where to stay, the sheer variety of resorts and hotels near the famous Seven Mile Beach provide great accommodations.  Let’s take a look at a few suggestions.

The Ritz-Carlton brand is already very well-known for its top-notch service and its Grand Cayman hotel is no exception.  Featuring kid friendly programs, a jaw dropping spa, and the nearness to Seven Mile Beach, it’s one of the best experiences in Grand Cayman.  The Marriott Beach Resort is also a great option and it features one of the most fascinating lobbies in the Caribbean.

If you’re planning on honeymooning in the Caribbean, consider the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa.  It’s got a top rated restaurant, free champagne and strawberries on arrival, and the Heavenly Beds that are among the many qualities of the Westin brand.  The beachfront location is just icing on the cake.

Whether you’re flying solo or bringing along some friends or family, the Caribbean Club is another great choice that has roomy suites with up to three bedrooms and also provides delectable Italian themed dining at the Luca restaurant.

This update is being brought to you by Matrix Renovations, one of the leading companies in hotel renovations.  To learn more about their hotel renovation solutions as well as the company’s construction and installation services, contact them at +1-855-6-MATRIX.

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