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Six Hotel Trends For 2017

6 December 2016
When the American Hotel & Lodging Association asked its members what they see on the horizon for 2017, 8,000 hotels responded. The results of the 2016 Lodging Survey, conducted by industry data provider STR, were released today. Here’s what we see as the top six trends:

1. Ubiquitous in-room technology 
You just can’t do without in-room technologies-especially high-speed wireless Internet and high-definition flat screen televisions, which are now available in 98% and 88% of U.S. hotel rooms, respectively.

2. More dining options
From time-pressed guests to business travelers, hotel guests want dining options onsite. Nearly two-thirds of hotels (62%) offer complimentary breakfast; it’s a mainstay of the midscale sector (96%) but also popular at upper-midscale (80%) and economy (81%) hotels. The higher end of the spectrum, the luxury segment and resort location hotels, look more to offering a varied selection of options throughout the day, with both reporting an average of three food outlets per property.

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Source : by Jessica Montevago