Traveling and hotels are an essential part of many people’s lives. In fact, research shows that traveling can boost health and well-being. From the excitement of exploring a new destination, to the social interactions with friends and family while on vacation, there is a lot about traveling that can help improve moods and health.
Hotels vary in size and type, from small “mom-and-pop” joints with just a few rooms to massive resorts with hundreds of them. They also vary in their amenities and atmospheres – from quiet hostels where digital nomads keep to themselves, to party hotels that cater to a young crowd. Some hotels even have their own star ratings (often based on internal audits of the hotel and sometimes also endorsed by tourism officials or other organizations) while others are rated by independent rating services or given a number by package tour companies.
Many hotel chains operate multiple hotels under different brands and service levels to appeal to different markets. For example, a company may own and operate some hotels in its own brand name and manage others under another brand name – for instance, an economy limited service motel might be branded as a Days Inn while a luxury resort is managed by Hilton Worldwide.
Hotel trends are shifting toward a focus on sustainability. In addition to reducing energy consumption, hoteliers are increasingly focused on creating unique experiences that align with their sustainability values. This is evident in the rise of boutique hotels, luxury eco-hotels like Nayara and other high-end properties that are fully off the grid and powered by solar energy.