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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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5-Star Hotel Prices in Your City - What's a Fair Price?

Business hotels don't come cheap these days, and 5-star hotel prices are not exactly affordable to the average traveller. Do you think prices of 5-star hotels in your city are reasonable - excluding the luxury suites though; stick to the core average rooms.

Average hotel prices tend to hover around US$100+ a night for the 3-4 star establishments, while 5-star hotel prices can easily go over US$200/night. Is that amount reasonable? If I rent a fairly decent 1-bedroom flat in New York and hire a maid, I can get by with US$2500/month, which translates to about US$100/night. Considering hotel rooms are not always occupied, would US$200/night be reasonable?

Regular rooms at Hong Kong's Four Seasons can go for about US$250/night at the corporate rate.

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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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In Dubai a 4-star Hotel will ask you $200 per night (if you're lucky).

No 5-star hotel will give a $250/night room anymore. Gone are the days of $80 per night during the (hot) low summer season.

Often you would be lucky to find a room at all.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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I think you should check out average room rate data for US cities. As a person who travels a lot for work, $100/nite is low for a decent motel in northeastern US cities. DT hotels are $250+ in NYC, Boston and DC. You can easily top $1000/night for fancy rooms. Rentals can top $9,000/mo in top apartment buildings in those cities.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #5
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A few 5 stars from Copenhagen trough Hotels.com

Standard room - June:

Marriott - 2099 DKK - $414

Hilton 1820 DKK - $359

Skt Petri 1724 DKK - $340

Hotel d'Angleterre 1647 DKK - $325


I think the prices are quite reasonable for this part of Europe - except for the Hilton one - it's located right next to the airport far away from downtown ( although right next to a Metro station too, so only ~10min away )
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Old January 27th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #6
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$2,500/ month for NYC????

"reasonable" 1-bedroom apt/flat in NYC for $2,500/month?????

$2,500/ month will get you a shithole of a studio apt in nyc! you must be joking I hope

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Business hotels don't come cheap these days, and 5-star hotel prices are not exactly affordable to the average traveller. Do you think prices of 5-star hotels in your city are reasonable - excluding the luxury suites though; stick to the core average rooms.

Average hotel prices tend to hover around US$100+ a night for the 3-4 star establishments, while 5-star hotel prices can easily go over US$200/night. Is that amount reasonable? If I rent a fairly decent 1-bedroom flat in New York and hire a maid, I can get by with US$2500/month, which translates to about US$100/night. Considering hotel rooms are not always occupied, would US$200/night be reasonable?

Regular rooms at Hong Kong's Four Seasons can go for about US$250/night at the corporate rate.

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Old January 27th, 2008, 11:54 PM   #7
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4 stars in dubai??

I thought every hotel in dubai was "8 stars" with goldplated rooms....

will the DubaiLand have any Holiday Inns for the middle class crowds of the world??

and by the way.... I am only JOKING here! [ before you get all bent out of shape and attack me]

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In Dubai a 4-star Hotel will ask you $200 per night (if you're lucky).

No 5-star hotel will give a $250/night room anymore. Gone are the days of $80 per night during the (hot) low summer season.

Often you would be lucky to find a room at all.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #8
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five star rooms in NYC are apparently ~US$700. crazy.

ive never stayed in a five star place in BKK. i think they run around US$100-150/night. way to expensive for me

edit: four seasons bkk is apparently US$250/night. teh oriental is US$450/night. wow
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Old January 28th, 2008, 03:42 AM   #9
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^I thought you were rich?


Anyways when I stayed in Mumbai it was a five star hotel. The room cost $573 dollars.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 04:54 AM   #10
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"reasonable" 1-bedroom apt/flat in NYC for $2,500/month?????

$2,500/ month will get you a shithole of a studio apt in nyc! you must be joking I hope
I found some pretty decent 1-bedrooms in the Upper East Side for about $2000. Then there's the Jersey side with new condos going for about that range as well.

I'm not talking about serviced apartments by the way, and not the overpriced Trump developments either.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 02:46 AM   #11
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$200 a night is a reasonable price for a 5 star hotel. Especially with the low dollar value.

The cheapest room in the "Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof" is 180EUR ($207) a night. If breakfast is included, the price is 210EUR ($241).

Marriot Frankfurt is 199EUR / night.

However, these prices can be much higher during events such as trade fair or conventions.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 05:47 AM   #12
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Not sure, but the Four Seasons is probably worth every penny.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #13
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I think KL is among the cheapest cities for 5* hotels.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #14
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in Manila, some five-star hotels like Sofitel are cheap at an average of $127/night while some, like Intercontinental average room rate is $536/night.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #15
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five star rooms in NYC are apparently ~US$700. crazy.

ive never stayed in a five star place in BKK. i think they run around US$100-150/night. way to expensive for me

edit: four seasons bkk is apparently US$250/night. teh oriental is US$450/night. wow
Note how it list only Tsim Sha Tsui and not the whole of HK
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Old January 29th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #16
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Note how it list only Tsim Sha Tsui and not the whole of HK
Please note the title. The cheapest 5* in Hong Kong would be in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #17
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Las Vegas

Wynn - $436 Average
Wynn Fairway Villa Suite - $2,500

MGM Grand Sky Loft Suite - $1,150 Average
MGM Grand Mansion Villa Suite - $5,000

Four Seasons Las Vegas - $533 Average

THE Hotel - $304 Average

Bellagio - $415 Average
Bellagio Villa Suite - $6,000

Venetian - $389 Average

Signature (condo/hotel) - $255 Average

JW Marriott - $265 Average
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Please note the title. The cheapest 5* in Hong Kong would be in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Eh?

I thought it meant the cities on the left are the cheapest for the "average" price of a 5*, whereas the cities on the right are the most expensive for the "average" price of a 5*.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #19
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Eh?

I thought it meant the cities on the left are the cheapest for the "average" price of a 5*, whereas the cities on the right are the most expensive for the "average" price of a 5*.
The graphic shows 'The world's top 10 cheapest and most expensive cities (5 star hotels)'. The left side shows the cheapest 5* hotels, which understandably would be in the developing world for the most part, while the right side shows the cheapest 5* in the world's most expensive cities, hence it is not a surprise that New York and London are on there. For Hong Kong, the cheapest 5* would obviously and logically be in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Had the Tsim Sha Tsui figures been expanded to include all of HK, then the title wouldn't fit what they're trying to do with the statistics.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #20
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There's only one 5-star hotel in my town: Palacio de Ferrera.

Its average price is around 130€ (190 USD) per night in a normal 2-people room.

Personally I hardly ever go to these kind of hotels in developed countries. For 70€ (100 USD) it is easy to find nice 4-star hotels in almost every place of Spain.
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