Who doesn’t like spending their holidays in luxury hotels? Staying in an exclusive hotel is the perfect way to give yourself a well-deserved treat. It is also a wonderful way to surprise or give a gift to the people most special to us.
But with the array of different hotels on offer to us, how can we know which ones are luxury hotels and which ones are not? Today we share some of the characteristics that an exclusive hotel should have, so that you may identify them more easily.
What are luxury hotels like?
There are many different varieties of luxury hotels. Large hotels as well as small, family hotels can be considered exclusive. Location is also not a deciding factor, as luxury hotels can be found in big cities, on the beach or near some of the most beautiful natural sites. So, what do luxury hotels have in common? And how can we identify them?
1. Price is not a factor
We may think that a luxury hotel is different from the rest due to its price tag, and one would imagine them to be more expensive than others. But luxury is not necessarily a matter of money or price. Luxury can also be experiential. This means that an exclusive hotel does not necessarily have to have incredible or dreamy facilities. A hotel can also be luxury by creating a unique and personalized experience for the guest. Outstanding customer service, a check-in full of details, the sincere smile of the entire team, a passion for the care and well-being of the guest …
2. Unique design and environment
To create all these sensations, it is essential to create an environment which encourages them. This is usually achieved through smooth lines, light colours, sober styles, natural light, views…etc. When you look for a luxury hotel, you can use images to check if the hotel matches up to this expectation. Checking this is easy: you only have to look, and you will feel one way or another. If they give you a feeling of peace and tranquillity the you have hit the nail on the head! You have before you a true luxury hotel.
3. They take care of you on all levels
An exclusive hotel has a clear mission, to make you feel luxurious! Therefore, you will be able to find extensive massage menus, spaces for solitude, comfortable rooms and spacious terraces…And something else unmissable: a tasty, surprising and quality gastronomic offering which serves up both the finest international dishes but also classic recipes from the country you’re visiting.
But the attention to detail a luxury hotel pays to its guests should begin from the moment you make the reservation. Therefore, it is usual to be met with a welcome drink or a discount tickets for tourist attractions in the city you are visiting. Lastly, in an exclusive hotel, essential services such as views or internet access should be complimentary.
4. Experience and history
Another feature which is often repeated in luxury hotels is that they often have a long history and extensive experience. Of course, as they will have lasted the test of time they will have had to been able to innovate and incorporate the latest market developments. Technological advances, customer service improvements and of course style and decoration matching modern palates.