Hospitality from the eyes of Travelers

In the growing stature of the associative corporate sector, the hospitality industry is one sector that is growing rapidly across the world. Growing business appetite along with an increase in spending power of an individual, the hospitality industry is catering to a higher number of attendees who are looking for hotels ranging from budget hotels to luxury ones. The hospitality sector broadly caters to two categories; work and leisure. There are spheres of convergence wherein components of leisure complement a   work – travel focused property and vice versa; however broad contours remain well defined. On one end where hospitality is related to work travelers; the individuals consider factors such as accessibility, distance to airport, distance to major areas of business interest, well-tailored, no-nonsense service approach; on the other end hospitality related to leisure travelers consider factors such as proximity to tourist destinations, extra services, scale/area of the premises, etc. Yet, there are certain common factors that are regarded by both the categories; quality of accommodations, quality of service as well as the scope of area available. This article talks about hospitality from the eyes of travelers.

The hotel/hospitality industry can be sub-divided into two broad categories: Stand-alone infrastructures which are independent, self-service and self-sustained infrastructures catering to work travelers with in-house support; and mixed Infrastructures that are a part of a larger property, part of mixed-use residential/commercial/retail developments that operate out of a bigger infrastructure plan where the hospitality infrastructure enjoys cross-selling and support from varied service providers who are a part of the wider plan.

Beach Homes (Stand Alone Infrastructure)
Merchant Plaza (Mixed Infrastructure)

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