In a world of countless choice, luxury hotels should make themselves stand out. We looked at what upscale travelers desire, what has worked for the hotel in previous years and have come up with the list below.
Hotels should reflect their own countries culture
Luxury hotel chains build identical hotels with identical facilities and nearly identical restaurants. A hotel that reflects the character of the country it is located in, allows its guests to feel that they’re travelling, stimulating their senses and reminding them that they are away from home. Hoshinoya resorts in Japan do this so well. They are sharp, stylish and with their long history of Ryokan hospitality, they are deeply intertwined with Japanese culture.
Hotel bars and restaurants get more important and interesting
A good hotel bar and restaurant should be a place where the customers mix with the locals. The hotel should offer outstanding dining, or they could be a resort with entertainment that has a reasonably priced comfort food that has a local twist. Dubbed as London’s ‘new kind of gathering place’; the London Edition Hotels Berners Tavern is a very good example of this positive synthesis.
A Great Lobby
Lobby is where the experience starts ..design, comfort, cosines, feeling exclusive.. comfortable chairs, the sense of being in the county you are in and free wifi..Puli Shanghai’s lobby is an urban resort where luxury is handcrafted.
Service makes the difference
Guests should feel as comfortable as the hotel can make them for the time they are in the hotel..Service goes far beyond helping you with your bags.. Friendliness, making you feel special, anticipate the needs of the customers and winning their hearts. This hotel in Flagstaff is so far one of the best hotels in terms of service in the world.
Exclusivity is the new luxury
For Luxury travelers each hotel stay is a lifetime experience. It starts with airport pick-up to check-in. Hotel rooms are large, spacious and filled with natural light, with very comfortable beds and a large bathroom. Aman Tokyo greats its guest with the hotel Volvo at Haneda airport. As you leave behind the crowded city and enter the building, take the elevator straight up to the 33rd floor, a spectacular lobby with a Zen garden is revealed. This is exclusivity.
Legendary hotels should age well
Legendary, historic hotels which have great history should protect their style but renew themselves according today’s needs and the latest technology. The renovations should be executed carefully without destroying the hotel soul, a feature that makes them legendary. The Ritz Paris is reborn and opening its doors in March 2016. Now freshly restored, its grand décor and intimate salons welcome guests to rediscover a unique atmosphere and the inimitable French art de vivre.