A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis and especially for tourists. Hotels often provide a number of additional guest services such as a restaurant, a swimming pool or childcare. The cost and quality of hotels are usually indicative of the range and type of services available. But the main classification includes low budget hotels , budget hotels, middle class hotels, first class hotels, luxe hotels.
Basic accommodation of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand only has largely been replaced by rooms with en-suite bathrooms and climate control. Other features found may be a telephone, an alarm clock, a TV, and broadband Internet connectivity. Food and drink may be supplied by a mini-bar, and tea and coffee making facilities. However, certain standards have become common knowledge and have accordingly entered everyday language. For instance, a five star or luxe hotel is always associated with luxury and high prices. The present day radical travel-fashion shows that it is no more chic to stay in big posh hotels with everything gilded and sparkling and which prices are as high as skyscrapers. Of course, it is an exaggeration - why not to luxuriate and let yourself feel a Rockfeller in a hotel luxe apartments, sipping an exotic cocktail? But we also accept the fact that the number of people , whose taste is excellent choosing new luxe hotels is constantly multiplying. Offering a modern luxe alternative to the traditional large hotel glaze magazines believe that future is in creating new build hotels in thriving city centre locations and providing guests with a cool, light and contemporary environment in which to relax, work or entertain. New type of a luxe hotel lacks red carpets, leather sofas and silk wallpapers. Pure juicy colors and free computer services with wi fi and other facilities is an absolute must of these luxe hotels now. An uncompromising approach to quality, a commitment to innovation and putting customers first, always- these are rules of a successful modern luxe hotel. To ensure this processes, services and facilities there are frequently changed and adapted to ensure added value for guests. Such kind of luxe lodgings is called "Boutique Hotel". Originally this term comes from North America to describe intimate, usually luxurious or quirky hotel environments. Boutique luxe hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain or branded hotels by providing an exceptional and personalized level accommodation, services and facilities.Typically they are furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner. Although usually considerably smaller than a mainstream hotel (ranging from 3 to 100 guest rooms) these new luxe hotels are generally fitted with on site dining facilities, and the majority offer bars and lounges which may also be open to the general public.Practically each european capital has such a luxe hotel, and in Paris and London there are five and ten of them accordingly, belonging to different chains or privately owned. So planning your weekend in these cities there is a good opportunity to appricate a luxe hotel by yourself and compare it with the mainstream one. Booking apartment there , remember - reservation service plays not the last role: some hotels give special preferences to guests who rent accommodations through the online registration service and have different policies for those who rent directly. This VIP treatment can make a major difference over crowded holiday weekends Usually it takes somewhat 25-30% of the price.