Hotels.com's 'Luxury For Less' Sale is Recession-Friendly
The recession is bad for business, or is it? What we mean is, travel discounts have successfully got us booking nights more than usual, but where the individual traveler gains, the actual hotels continue to suffer. An example of one such recession-driven sale on hotels comes straight from Hotels.com, whose "Luxury for Less" campaign is touting plush hotel rooms for nightly prices ranging from $89 to $180.
Comfortable hotel rooms in big cities are very welcome when under $300, but we're just not sure if Hotels.com's offerings could be considered "luxury." A few of their featured properties--The Belden-Stratford in Chicago, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and Hilton Union Square in San Francisco--are all very nice, but we would hardly put them on the same level as a Park Hyatt or Four Seasons.
In any case, this sale will do well simply because a recession gets travelers to focusing more on the mid-luxe properties instead of the crazy 5-star Park Hyatts of the world. And for under $300, we'll totally take it.
[Photo: The Commonwealth Hotel, Boston]