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The Hotel lifestyle and 1-5 star standards

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Posted: 10th September 2021

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People who travel for their business or career often need to stay in hotels. This hotel lifestyle means they know what they are looking for in good accommodation, it also has its benefits and perks. We are going to let you in on some of the things these people know to their advantage.

Hotel Standards

The 5 stars system for ranking hotels can be a good guide as to the standard of accommodation you will receive. Here in the UK we also have 1-5 stars, similar to Europe’s 5-star system, though the criteria are set out differently. Overall though you would expect equal levels of comfort and amenities.

Hotel Branding

The brands of Ibis, Ibis styles and Best Western, and Best Western Plus also have their own standards of comfort and amenities. Living the hotel lifestyle and belonging to a hotel chains membership scheme can earn you free stays and discounted food and drink. So if you take regular overnight stops for work of pleasure it is worth using your membership to build up these perks.

The Same Room

Being a regular overnight stayer in a particular hotel can score you the same room if it suits you. Putting in a request for a specific room is something not everyone knows they can do. Most of the chain hotels have the same styling in each and every room, though some people like the quirky individualism of each room too.

The Staff

Regular guests do get recognised by the staff and are appreciated. Friendly greetings are the mainstay of the hospitality industry, however extra special smiles and nods go to regulars as we meet them around the hotel. If you left a nice tip last time, we will remember and try to please you again. Getting to know the staff also helps you know their roles and what they can and can’t do for you.