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Planning Your Next 5-Star Hotel Stay

on May 13 at 05:55 PM

What exactly makes a hotel a 5-star hotel, anyway? Why does this arbitrary number stick out in most of our heads as the cream of the crop for everything from pressure washing services to luxury hotels? It is simply universal. From all corners of the globe, something being a 5-star commands respect. For 5 star hotels Queenstown, there are certainly some criteria that need to be met. 


The criteria by which a hotel can be called and awarded 5-stars can be extensive, though there is no standard. It is graded on three different areas, including customer service, in-room amenities, and comfort. Failure to meet any of these can knock the establishment down to 4-stars or less. The Five Star Alliance posted, “Five-star hotels are properties that offer their guests the highest levels of luxury through personalized services, a vast range of amenities, and sophisticated accommodations. Though there is no standard rating system for hotels, properties earn five-star distinction by providing guests experiences that meet or exceed even the highest of expectations for comfort, décor, and luxury.”

 

Where To Visit?


Before you can choose what hotel you'll stay in, you'll need to select the destination. There are many popular areas to go to all around the world. Queenstown is a popular destination in New Zealand and one that offers incredible views that you won't find in most places. If you haven't gone, now may be a great time to plan your next destination trip.

 

What Makes A 5-Star Hotel?



There's often some back and forth as to what really makes a five-star hotel worthy of five stars. The interesting thing about the five-star rating is that there are no set standards. Instead, companies decide based on different criteria whether or not a five-star hotel can be deemed such. One company might say that having a hot tub in the room is quite enough, whereas others need more, including high thread count sheets, fireplaces, in-room dining, etc.

 

Cost


The cost of a five-star hotel is not going to be cheap. But you can snag a good deal if you shop online. Factor in the cost of the hotel stays over the entire length of your vacation. This will give you a good estimate of the money left over to do activities.

 

Arrival and Departure


You'll need to figure out when you're going to arrive and when you're going to depart. Have a set time or at least a general time you would like to travel. This will give you some flexibility in booking your hotel and other activities.

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