Earlier in the week I read a story from The New York Times titled "Millenials Check In." The piece was about changes being made in the hotel industry to fit the needs of the 20-30-something traveler and it really got me thinking.
As one of those Gen-Y'ers who is attached to their phone, constantly monitoring social feeds for both work and personal use and rarely travels without their computer; it never occurred to me to how convenient it would be if my lodging reflected and accommodated my lifestyle.
It would be fantastic to have easy access to outlets, fast and reliable wifi anywhere in a hotel, a casual lobby environment that I could hang out in and hotel-wide social events to get me out of my room when I'm not ready to call it a night. However, is it necessary? No, not at all.
The changes hotel companies (as referenced in the NYTimes article) are talking about would benefit people of all ages, not just the younger travelers passing through their doors. But while the industry reevaluates its model, the basics should still be the main focus. If I have a great experience, I'll come back; even if the internet is spotty.
What kinds of amenities are your must-haves when you book a hotel room and have they changed over the years? We want to know what you have to say on the topic.
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