A hotel is usually an establishment which offers paid accommodations on a temporary basis. Basic facilities offered within a hotel room can range from a basic small bed in a tiny room to big suites with more space, better-than-mealtime amenities, and more. Hotel rooms offer many advantages. For one, they are ideal for business travelers because they are often spacious, well-lit, and with fully equipped kitchen facilities. Most hotels offer a variety of free services, including Internet access, business centers, transportation, laundry facilities, conference rooms, and other complementary amenities.
The hotels themselves also contribute to the economy by providing employment for local people who work in the hotels and who are ready to work and live harmoniously with tourists and visitors in the area. In turn, the hotels are able to increase their revenues because they can increase their daily rates in line with inflation or local increases and provide additional free services such as spas, pools, gyms, restaurants, and bars. Another advantage that hotels have is that they are able to expand their property inventory because they do not have to build new establishments from scratch every time they want to expand. Instead, they can purchase old motels or hotels that are already fully occupied.
When it comes to choosing a hotel or other establishment for a stay or vacation, travelers and visitors have a wide choice of establishments to choose from ranging from five-star luxury hotels like the Ritz-Carlton London to boutique hotels and restaurants, like the DoubleTree London. Boutique hotels are found everywhere in London and are privately owned establishments, unlike the chain hotels. They are usually located in prime locations around the city, in high-end districts, and within walking distance of important landmarks. Some popular boutique hotels include the Mayfair Hotel and the Savoy Hotel.