A hotel is an institution that provides paid accommodation, usually on a short-term basis. Hotels often provide a range of additional guest services, such as a restaurant, swimming pool or babysitting. Some hotels have conference services and meeting rooms and encourage groups to hold conventions and meetings at the location. Hotels differ from motels in that most motels have an entrance, external entrances to the room, while hotels have internal entrances to the room, which can increase the safety of guests and present a more elite image. The basic rooms of the room with only a bed, a wardrobe, a small table and a wash basin are basically replaced by rooms with bathrooms and climate control. Other features found may be a phone, alarm clock, TV and broadband internet connection. Food and beverages can be provided with a minibar (often including a small fridge) containing snacks and drinks (payable on departure), as well as tea and coffee making facilities (cups, spoons, electric kettle and sachets of instant coffee, tea sachets, sugar and cream or milk).
In the United Kingdom, the hotel is required by law to provide food and drink to all comers at certain hours; to avoid this requirement, it is not uncommon to come across “private hotels” to which this requirement does not apply. However, in Japan, the capsule hotel provides minimal rooms and space in the room. The price and quality of hotels usually indicate the range and type of services available. Due to the huge growth of tourism worldwide over the last decades of the 20th century, standards, especially in smaller institutions, have improved significantly. For greater comparability, rating systems have been introduced, with a classification of one to five stars being the most common.
“Boutique hotel” is a term that originated in North America to describe the intimate, usually luxurious or whimsical conditions of hotels. Boutique hotels differ from large chain and branded hotels by providing an exceptional and individual level of accommodation, services and facilities. Boutique hotels are furnished themed, stylish and / or aspiring. Although they are usually much smaller than a regular hotel (3 to 100 rooms), boutique hotels usually have a telephone and Wi-Fi, internet, honesty bars and often cable / pay TV. Guest service is provided by the hotel’s 24-hour staff. Many boutique hotels have dining rooms, and most offer bars and lounges that can also be open to the general public. Of the total travel market, a small percentage are travelers who attach particular importance to privacy, luxury and service.
Because this market is typically the corporate traveler, the market segment is off-season, high-performance, and repetitive, and thus the one that boutique hotel operators designate as the primary source of revenue. A number of hotels have entered the public consciousness thanks to popular culture, such as the Ritz Hotel in London, UK (Dressing The Ritz) and the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the theme of a series of songs, and the scene of allegedly stabbed Nancy Spongen by her boyfriend Sid Vichyos. Hotels included in the folklore, similar to the two, are also frequently visited by celebrities, as is the case with the Ritz and Chelsea. Other well-known hotels include Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Chateau Marmont in California, USA, Watergate in Washington, Astoria in St. Petersburg, Russia, George V and George. Hotel Ritz in Paris, Palazzo. Hotel Versace on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Hotel “Hermitage” and “Hotel de Paris” in Monaco (on the French Riviera) and “Leningrad” in Moscow. Many hotels can be considered destinations on their own due to the unusual features of the accommodation and / or its immediate surroundings.
Trees in Trees Some hotels, such as the Costa Rica Tree House in the Gandoka Manzanila Wildlife Sanctuary, Costa Rica, or the Traps Hotel in Aberdere National Park, Kenya, are built of living trees as structural elements, making their tree houses. The Ariau Towers near Manaus in Brazil are located in the middle of the Amazon, in the Rio Negro. Bill Gates even invested and built a suite there with satellite Internet / telephone. Another hotel that houses tree houses – Bayram’s Tree Houses in Olympus (Turkey). Cave hotels. Hotel Desert Cave in Coober Pedy (South Australia) and “Cuevas Pedro Antonio de Alarcón” (named after the author) in Guadix (Spain), as well as several hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey, are distinguished by the fact that they are built into natural caves. formations, some with rooms underground.
Capsule hotels Capsule hotels – a type of budget hotels that are quite common in Japan. Ice hotels, such as the Ice Hotel in Jukkajärvi, Sweden, melt every spring and recover every winter from ice and snow. Snow Hotels The Snow Hotel Mammut in Finland is located within the walls of the snow castle of Kemi, which is the largest in the world. These include the Mammut Snow Hotel, the castle courtyard, the Snow Restaurant, the wedding chapel, etc. Its furniture and scenery, such as sculptures made of snow and ice. Snow location is also available at the Lainio Snow Hotel in Lapland (near Ylläs), Finland. Garden Hotels Garden hotels that were famous for their gardens even before they became hotels include the Gravetti manor, the house of William Robinson and Cleved, designed by Charles Barry with a rose garden by Jeffrey Jelica.
Underwater Hotels As of 2005, the only hotel with an underwater room that can be reached without scuba diving is the Utter Inn on Lake Mellaren, Sweden. However, it has only one room, and Jules ’underwater lodge in Key Largo, Florida, which requires scuba diving, is not much larger. Hydropolis is an ambitious project to build a luxury hotel in Dubai (UAE) with 220 suites at the bottom of the Persian Gulf, 20 meters below the surface. Its architecture will house two domes that break the surface, and an underwater train tunnel, all made of transparent materials such as glass and acrylic. Other unusual hotels The Library Hotel in New York is unique in that its ten floors are arranged according to the Dewey decimal system. The Rogers Center, formerly SkyDome, in Toronto, Canada, is the only stadium to which the hotel is connected, with 70 rooms overlooking the field. The Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is built on an artificial island, built in the shape of a sail boat.