The European Top Business Hotels 2010: Which hotels were preferred by business travellers?
London, 14. February 2011 – No matter whether they are mobile self-employed persons, employees of SMEs or frequent travellers from an international company - they all spend several nights a week in hotels. It had to be asked in which hotels such business travellers preferred to spend the night during 2010. Was there a preferred chain for business guests and did the smaller, owner-managed hotels have any success in attracting such clients?
hotel.info, the online hotel reservation service with more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, offered free of charge to users, made a detailed analysis of the booking pattern of business travellers during 2010 – and that in several countries. Due to the importance to the business traveller of the value for money offered and the resultant preference for hotels in the mid to upper hotel categories the analysis concentrated on hotels having 2 to 4 stars (including those with 4.5 stars).
Here is the list of the Top 15 hotels most frequently booked through hotel.info in Europe.*
Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen
Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava
Melia Hotel Luxembourg
Grand Hotel Zvon
Budweis (Czech Republic)
Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana
RAMADA PLAZA Basel Hotel & Conference Centre
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London (United Kingdom)
Doubletree by Hilton Milan
Mercure Graz City
Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Lindner Hotel & City Lounge Antwerp
citizenM hotel Amsterdam Airport
* A note on the methodology: The most frequently booked business hotel in a country during 2010 was researched and a ranking order for all of them throughout Europe was created. The winner from each country was then placed in the overall ranking according to its final evaluation score.
Generally chain hotels dominated the results in 2010. The Courtyard in Stockholm came top of the list but the Falkensteiner in Bratislava and the Melia in Luxembourg were also preferred places to stay for business travellers. The Hilton London Tower Bridge came eighth in the ranking. In the whole of Europe the owner-managed hotels Grand Hotel Zvon in Budweis, Kantarellis Suites in Vaasa und the Airport Hotel in Budapest also appear in the list. The Grand Hotel Zvon achieved an excellent position in the international ranking.
www.hotel.info is a free online hotel reservation service for corporate and private customers. The service offers more than 210,000 hotels for electronic bookings around the world. Customers booking via hotel.info achieve significantly better prices in comparison with other booking channels. In addition, hotel.info shows all available room prices for each hotel, so that the customer can always select the cheapest or most suitable room price. All bookings via hotel.info are transferred simultaneously, securely and directly to the respective hotel’s computer. This guarantees the unique integration of each hotel’s own reservation systems (CRS or PMS) and hotel.info’s own reservation system myRES into the hotel.info unified user interface. At hotel.info, customers seeking hotel rooms can base their decisions to book a room not only on the core information such as room price and hotel facilities, but also on the hotel reviews and ratings submitted by around 1 million hotel guests from around the world. Compared with existing rating portals, hotel.info customers can rely on 100% genuine hotel ratings, since only customers who have booked and recently stayed in each hotel are asked for their opinion. Once a customer has selected an offer, the hotel is presented for direct online booking at attractive conditions, in line with the hotel.info "Check & Book" claim. hotel.info is the international brand of hotel.de AG. This brand was created to further drive expansion within Europe. The aim is to establish hotel.info throughout Europe as the leading reservation service for corporate and private customers. Today hotel.infooperates offices in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and China.
Ms. Warini Munshi
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