Travelers, whether they are taking a vacation domestically or abroad, need accommodations and lodging options wherever they go if they do not have a friend or relative who can offer a space. An upscale tourist or wedding guest may find luxury hotels in the area, and a destination wedding at an exotic locale may have some luxury hotels nearby for those guests. Brides and grooms often handle the logistics of hotels and inns, finding the right luxury hotels or other spaces for their guests ahead of time. In other cases, a person or family is taking a vacation somewhere such as Hawaii or Alaska, and they will look for luxury hotels on their own. This is often done well ahead of time, since these luxury hotels may get booked fast if it is the busy season in that location. What else is there to know about luxury hotels and other rented spaces?
Americans and Vacations and Weddings
One may first consider the events that call for luxury hotels and other accommodations. Domestic travel is one, and Americans love to travel to locations all over the United States from Alaska to California to Florida. Today, around 96% of surveyed American workers reported that travel and vacation time is important to them, since this is a fine chance to unwind and relax from the stress and pressure of everyday life and work. This industry is growing, in fact, and domestic American travel grew nearly 2% in 2017, for a total of nearly 2.25 billion personal trips taken that year. A relaxing vacation to a new place can also help tourists focus on what they are doing, which can be great for couples. Around 42% of all surveyed travelers reported feeling more romantic while on trips, even if the destination isn’t as romance-focused as Paris or Rome.
Destination weddings involve some travel for everyone involved, often by plane or train, and this calls or luxury hotels as well. This is an increasingly popular option, and even after the wedding, travel comes up again in the form of honeymoons. This time-honored tradition hardly has the same purpose as it did centuries ago, but today’s honeymoons do call for a space to rent. This is a busy industry too, and every year, an estimated total of 1.4 million American newlyweds are traveling on their honeymoon. Some visit domestic locales such as Hawaii or even Alaska, while others choose to go abroad. Either way, accommodations are in order.
The Right Hotels
For any trip, luxury hotels and upscale inns or other resorts may be desired, and based on a traveler’s budget and taste, they may look for quite upscale accommodations. They can be found with an online search ahead of time, and booking luxury hotel rooms and suites online or by phone is usually the right call. This is especially true for a community’s busy season for tourism, as described above. Upscale hotel and inn rooms in Hawaii, Florida, and other areas may get booked rapidly, as can tickets or reservations for restaurants, guides tours, or other activities and locations there. A smart tourist will look online well ahead of time and book everything that they need, from the hotel room to a guided tour. This can be done with searches that specify the location, the luxury level of the hotel to be rented, and how many people are in the group, among other factors. This may range from modest but comfortable inns for an Alaska destination wedding all the way to very upscale hotels in Miami for a honeymoon. A hotel’s features such as pools or spas, catered meals, massage parlors, and more may be showcased on their website as well.
A bridal party may do something similar if they are planning a destination wedding far from where most of their guests live. A wedding planner, if present, may help with this too, and find hotels nearby and book multiple rooms for guests. Once booked, all of this information can be shared with the guests to help them find those lodgings easily once they arrive. What is more, some hotels or inns may offer bulk discounts if a wedding party books several rooms for on event, though the specifics of this deal may vary among hotels.