Hotels For The Frequent Traveler
Hotels are now promoting cutting edge environmental policies and practices to get a slice of the socially conscious guests. One of the most recent step is that of Caravelle hotel in Saigon when it installed a waste water treatment facility that recycles 40% of the property’s water. This recycled water is used for flushing toilets and for replenishing the hotel’s cooling tower. This system helps the hotel recycle 2,500 3,000 cubic meters of wastewater every month.
The hotels amenities include a childrens amenity program, disabled access facilities, fitness center, as well as high speed Internet, an indoor pool, foot spa facilities and a naturally lit lap pool. Pets are also welcome.
Some hotels are built specifically as a destination in itself to create a captive trade, example at casinos and holiday resorts. Though of course hotels have always been built in popular destinations, the defining characteristic of a resort hotel is that it exists purely to serve another attraction, the two having the same owners.
5 star hotels also make sure that they provide all the business needs of business travellers, who stay there. They have a business centre where all essential communication equipments are available at all times. These equipments include fax, multiple phone lines, a computer and broadband internet services. These hotels also have good transport services so that their guests can be picked up and dropped back to airports and railway stations. Some hotels also provide day and night chauffeured services for use of their guests.
Garden hotels, famous for their gardens before they became hotels, include Gravetye Manor, the home of garden designer William Robinson, and Cliveden, designed by Charles Barry with a rose garden by Geoffrey Jellicoe.
Romantic hotels are not just for Valentine’s Day, but are probably best enjoyed at a time that suits you best and away from the madding crowd. What about celebrating a special anniversary, as a big thank you, or simply to say how much you care. There are lots of different places to choose from and you should follow your instincts for the style of hotel to book: sea side? historic? contemporary? The choice is yours but here are a few to consider.