Some Amenities Are New to the Industry
|December 14, 2005 - According to a recent analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers,
guests at hotels across the country are now greeted by an myriad of new
amenities ranging from increased choices for methods of checkout to higher
quality bath amenities and in-room exercise equipment. Hotels are adding
amenities to achieve incremental revenues and to respond to increases consumer
In the US hotel industry sector the national average for room rates was $86.21 in 2004 (based on Smith Travel Research); it will increase to $90.67 in 2005 and is forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers to increase to $95.31 in 2006.
“As hotel rates increase so do guest expectations for their hotel experiences,” said Bjorn Hanson, global industry leader and partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hospitality & Leisure practice. “Hotels are responding with amenities that are generally better in quality and often offer guests more than they might expect at a particular price level.”
Among the amenities offered, PricewaterhouseCoopers has identified the following, many of which are new to the industry or certain price levels:
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Cheryl L. Riporti
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