In a previous blog post Hotel Haven
, we looked at the top amenities travelers look for when they book a hotel room. Discounts, pools and extras like spa services ranked high in a survey done by Orbitz.
USAToday then did a story specifically about what Road Warriors
want in a hotel stay. Hotels are offering more perks and ramping up their pampering to attract more business travelers as they start to hit the road again in 2011. Readers (mostly male - only one woman business traveler was quoted in the story) have a long list of requests but most have to do with comfort and convenience. They include:
On-site business centers
Good desk and light in room
Newspaper at door
TV channel guide
In 2009, womanroadwarrior.com
surveyed more than 500 Woman Road Warriors for their hotel preferences.
Our results showed they absolutely want:
#1 - Cleanliness
#2 - Friendliness
#3 - Safety
#4 - Good Lighting (especially in the bathroom)
Some other suggestions for making their stay more enjoyable included:
Free bottled water and snacks
Free wi-fi (this was a must)
Good pillows, linens & comforters
More electrical outlets
Better room service menus
Comfortable reading chairs
Female-friendly cable channels
What do you want in your hotel stay? Let us know in the comments.
See you on the road!
Road Reporter Vicki Zwart
Labels: amenities, female friendly, hotel, Orbitz, road warrior