Hotel Market Analysis: A New Approach to Hotel Classification

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  1. uggboy
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    Hotel Market Analysis: A New Approach to Hotel Classification:)

    SOURCE: Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/29/prweb9345612.DTL#ixzz1qVbqzHQ4

    Many think that hotel ratings and the star system need an urgent overhaul, there is a big fragmentation these days eg. guests, locations, options, amenities, reviews and on and on.:)

     
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    This is a good point. Give us an industry score that reflects what a guest should expect.
    The star system tends to be subjective. A three star hotel in one country may equate to a one star in anorther.
     
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    I completely agree...been to 3 or 4*'s that, well, were not... ;)
     
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    A score based upon expectation relating to country and continent plus available alternatives within the lodging sector, this would be a good beginning! We would avoid miss-matching and confusion too!
     
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    As stars continue to mean something else in nearly every country often within a continent so is the confusion about what to expect within the industry. I can only hope that a score based upon expectations and offerings brings an end to disappointing stays in which we believed to have a great hotel but received something entirely else.
     
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