Travelling is what you do to spend your vacation as you take a break from work and all the other responsibilities that trouble and tire you out. It’s a time to treat yourself and veer away from the world that takes out all your energy from you!
As you plan your travel, you might be thinking, “Shall I go for an expensive trip and relaxation? Or shall I just take the most affordable ones?”
“What’s the point of booking an expensive accommodation if I’m just going to take a rest in there or spend time after a whole day of strolling? I think I can also rest even if it’s just the cheapest one.” — Have you ever thought of something like this? Well, it has a point, but let’s answer the question at the end of this article. First, let us take a look at what a luxury hotel is and can offer. It will help us to better explain and understand that indeed, there is a point in booking one of its kind.
1 – Stunning Style and Structure
There are lots of luxury hotels out there, but you will definitely be amazed at how their structures, interior and exterior designs and even littlest details are so unique from each other. You will see various furnitures you’ve never seen before. The styles of luxury hotels are different from each other which make them stand out individually. Even the comfort rooms are awesome! They look like a whole regular room already.
Most luxury hotels are tall buildings, and it’s great because you’ll be able to see the outside environment, the outside world from a high distance. They have huge windows where you can sight great sceneries and views.
From the smallest to the biggest of styles and structures, surely luxury hotels will never disappoint!
2 – Excellent Environment
If you’re travelling, you are certainly looking for a place to stay which has an excellent environment and will be within the same kind. You can’t be comfortable in a hotel environment that is stressful. A luxury hotel has an ambiance like no other accommodation type.
From the lobby to your own hotel room or suite, to all the other places in the whole hotel building, for sure, you will feel how different and peaceful the area really is. You will also feel at home even when you’re just along the corridors.
There’s no disturbing noise anywhere. It really takes you out of the usual heavy traffic, pollution and complaining people outside. The ventilation exceeds what you just want, but it’s alright because it can be adjusted. The environment is so precious; even it, you want to bring home.
3 – Delightful Menu
A luxury hotel has mini bars and restaurants in it. Depending on the packages offered, there are luxury hotels which have food buffets too. Yes, they’re just food you can cook by yourself, but foods served in a luxury hotel are most likely exclusive only for clients and other people who visit there. It’s something you cannot avail outside.
4 – Exceptional Facilities
Truly an unquestionable feature of luxury hotels is having exceptional facilities. They are surely astonishing because aside from they’re not the usual things or facilities you have at home, they also are of high quality and of fantastic functionality. When we talk about facilities, that covers a lot, so let’s just run through four of the most remarkable portions.
When it comes to the comfort room, it’s nothing but special! It feels like you’ve been surprised and given a trip to somewhere else since even the comfort room of a luxury hotel can bring you to another dimension. There are hygiene supplies already like toothbrush, toothpaste, soaps, shampoos and towels present. You won’t need to buy and bring them.
When it comes to rooms and kitchen appliances, you might experience getting lost using them since they’re not the ordinary types, but you’ll enjoy using them once you discover how to.
When it comes to other areas like swimming pools, gym and spa rooms, you’ll really have a soothing and undisturbed time being fit and healthy all by yourself or with your loved ones
When it comes to furnitures, you can trust a luxury hotel that they have diverse kinds of every kind. Based on experience, there are several kinds of chair and/or sofa in one room, and that’s good for it serves different purposes which you might encounter. Most importantly, beds in a luxury hotel are of impeccable quality and softness — just what anyone needs!
5 – No Boring Moment
In a luxury hotel, resting isn’t just all you can do. There are also unique and special features it can offer and provide its guests. Occasionally and for some luxury hotels, there are interactive activities in which kids can join and make new friends. Some luxury hotels which have resorts or giant aquariums are very much appreciated and enjoyed, most especially for family trips and staycations.
Both locals and foreign guests also enjoy watching performances and shows most especially the cultural-themed ones showcasing the talents the country has.
There’s always something fun and unique activities to do in a luxury hotel, and you don’t want to miss them all.
6 – Cleanliness Is a Must
You want and need to relax and feel great; an unclean room won’t be good. It’ll actually make you want to grab more capsules of patience to take in. If the hotel you are in lacks cleanliness, it will be better to just stay at home.
A luxury hotel is well-kept daily and during general cleaning needs to be done. Comfort room amenities are clean and complete! You’ll see tables are shiny and clean. Appliances are not dusty. Sinks are dry and not nasty. Bed sheets, pillows and blankets are cold, soft and most importantly, clean and pleasant-smelling.
7 – Service and Hospitality
Of course, any kind of hotel aims to serve their guests well. A luxury hotel has above average service; they’re quick to respond well. Hotel staff observe the best etiquette wherever in the establishment they may be and whosoever they encounter.
In one luxury hotel I’ve been to, when one hotel personnel gets in the elevator with guests, he/she will greet them kindly, and when he/she gets out before them, he/she will excuse herself politely. It’s a very impressive manner staff there does because it makes the guests feel acknowledged. Guests feel like they are in the right place — the right hotel!
8 – Privacy and Security For Sure!
A luxury hotel is absolutely luxurious in all aspects! Everything about it obviously costs so much money, and everything guests pay costs a lot too! With that said, luxury hotel owners can never afford to lose anything in all terms — money, material, clients and lives.
Yes, lives! Luxury hotels care a lot about the safety of their guests. Buildings, facilities and rooms are made with everyone’s safety and security in mind. If guests need privacy (yes, they need, especially while they’re resting), luxury hotels give them privacy.
CCTV cameras, well-trained security officials and even dogs on duty are present in luxury hotels. Also, keys to rooms nowadays are keycards. They’re personal, thus, rooms can’t be opened by guests or non-staff using anything but the designated keycards. There are luxury hotels also wherein elevator buttons cannot be accessed without using a keycard. That means if a stranger or a suspicious person plans to get up a certain high floor, he/she cannot do that because anyone without that keycard will be restricted. What an admirable security!
Here’s the point — points?
Let’s go back to the question earlier: “What’s the point of booking an expensive accommodation if I’m just going to take a rest in there or spend time after a whole day of strolling? I think I can also rest even if it’s just the cheapest one.”
I thought I’d have only one point, but let me divide it into two point!
Point 1: Yes, it’s costly and you’re just going to rest there, but isn’t that already a good start to make some point? If you want to ease off from the typical, why spend money on something typical? Doing that is like buying another of the same thing you bought from the same store! Another thing, after strolling, of course, you want to be extremely comfortable and relaxed from a tiring day full of activities! You’ll get it best from a luxury hotel — sleeping tired but happy and waking up recharged and happy! Also, you won’t stroll all your stay, right? You’ll be spending time in the hotel. You’ll be enjoying, and you are supposed to enjoy!
Point 2: You are getting what you are paying for in a luxury hotel. If you’re paying a bit huge, a luxury hotel knows you deserve something a bit huge or more! They do not want to disappoint guests because it will affect them too. You get the services more than you expect because a luxury hotel knows how to treat its guests perfectly!
Let’s end it here
Above are the best features of a luxury hotel which you must consider if you’re planning to book to travel or to have a staycation and book an accommodation.
You might be having the dilemma, as most people who really want to take a huge rest after work stuff, choosing whether to book a luxury hotel or just a simple one… But here, ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS: It’s still always up to your budget! Money is always the biggest consideration on top of all the planning because without it, no travel and vacation plans will come to reality.
A luxury hotel is surely a dream place and experience, but remember to earn, to save and to budget your money first! Know what you have to prepare for your hotel and adventures! After that, go for that luxurious vacation or staycation you deserve!
AUTHOR BIONicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta, a five-star hotel in Parramatta, New South Wales offering a worthwhile stay and a close experience of the historical richness of Australia. Nicole writes about travel, accommodation and everything else related to it. For her, the beauty of this world is astounding and worth-sharing, and traveling is one of the best ways to appreciate it.