How can one define luxury? Luxury can not be a necessity, if it had been it would lose its charm of some thing that's unavailable commonly or to all or any for that matter. Luxury is something way beyond necessity or essentials; it's something that suits the desirability thirst of the human being. This really is precisely what luxury hotels fulfil- thirst and desire. They offer the guest with a relatively high quality experience. Luxury hotels could be beach hotels, resort hotels or city hotels.
With the accessibility to surplus spendable income in the pockets of travelling public, the saw an explosion in the expectations of guests. The scenario provided a screen of opportunity to exploit, as the people were willing to pay for reasonably limited for an exclusive and exciting product. This acted as a catalyst to the emergence of the idea of creating services and product beyond the expectations of a guest. Luxury hotels surfaced.
A saw chain along with independent 5 star hotels create an exclusive niche product for this unique user segment and termed it as luxury hotels. To distinguish luxury hotels from the normal hotels, these were classified as five Star Deluxe Hotels or Luxury hotels.
While physically, the product remains almost exactly like a five star hotel but it's qualitatively far more superior in product standards and style. The lobby is warm, rich and inviting with some class, the elevators are well decorated in mahogany with rich inlaid Italian marble flooring. Floor corridors be cosy and intimate and the hotels room- well, very plush with rich carpets, luxurious fabrics and high-end fixtures and furniture. The rooms are given TV's, music, electronic don't disturb and clean my room signs etc to list a few.
The bathrooms also obtain a make over. Luxury hotels provide a minimum of 5-fixture bathrooms fitted with ultra high end and branded fittings and fixtures. Most bathrooms have the provision of a bathtub and enclosed shower cubicle. The ground is adorned with expensive granite or Italian marble and so can be the walls. The bathroom also have a HDTV and speakers for music.
The super fine linen, on the bed and in the bathrooms, enhances the quality of comfort. Branded amenities are provided to reinforce hotels commitment to quality, winning guest's appreciation and confidence.
Luxury hotels and resorts have a minumum of one specialty cuisine fine dining restaurant along with an upscale coffee shop. The Bar is relaxing and soothing and generally have a club lounge atmosphere with finest labels on the shelf and in the cellar. The qualitative aspects are reflected in the service and presentation type of food and beverages. The attempt in a luxury hotel is always to attain perfection with continuous improvement and evolution.
Staff of a luxury hotel is perfectly been trained in not just their technical traits but in addition in the guest interactions. Courteousness, care and compassion are virtues that they practise and perfect. They are trained to address all guests by their names, making the interaction personal.
The emphasis in a luxury hotel is to ensure the guest gets a genuine good and memorable connection with his remain in the hotel, something that'll make him feel nostalgic. Once we walk ahead, this is of luxury keeps on changing, forcing industry to constantly redefine the term adding further luxuries to luxury.