Dining Experience and Its Impact to Travellers

Donald Reynolds

Hotels are important for travellers and vacationists. This is where they would stay and rest for the night. This is where they would clean themselves and have a bath. This is also where they would eat and dine. That is why when choosing a hotel, people are considering all these and seeing if they could have these inclusions in the hotel. In this article, we are going to know how people choose hotels and we are also going to talk about dining and restaurants in hotels.

Bay Hotel Singapore is a boutique hotel that overlooks Mount Faber, and is within vicinity to Harbourfront, Vivocity. It has a cosmopolitan feel with an idyllic charm and is suitable for any traveler looking for a comfortable stay in Singapore. You should check their site out if you are looking for a good hotel to stay in Singapore: http://bayhotelsingapore.com/

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How People Choose Hotels: Results of a Decisive Survey

How People Choose Their Hotels Hotel Preferences are Largely Determined by Age

No one would argue that the needs and wants of someone in their 50s or 60s are quite different than those of a person in their 20s or 30s. The baby boomer generation still listens to Elvis, Sinatra, and the Beatles. The millennial generation’s music preferences are more likely to lean toward Beyonce, Eminem and Pharell Williams. Someone in their 60s is more likely to be technologically challenged (how do you send a text?) while a 30 year-old could not live without a smartphone and uses social media sites regularly.

Travelers choose hotel rooms based upon location, price, level of service, and several other factors. Hotels cater to all market segments from budget to ultra-luxury. The travel and hospitality site Hotel Management recently published a 2014 report entitled Portrait of American Travelers. The study analyzed hotel and travel booking preferences of various generations. Below are the generally accepted parameters of each generation: Read more here.

So people of different ages basically have different hotel preferences. The survey conducted above showed the preferences of four generations when it comes to the different kinds of hotels. In relation to that, we are going to talk about another factor that makes people choose a hotel –  the dining experience. Nikki Gilliland will tell us about hotels boosting loyalty with dining experience.

Hotels are boosting loyalty with dining experiences (featuring four examples)

Dining is part and parcel of the travel experience, with many people now drawn towards destinations based on their food culture and cuisine. 

Thanks to the rise of food tourism, an increasing number of hotels are launching dining experiences of their own. Whether it’s an in-house event or a partnership with third-party food brands – the aim is to increase loyalty and create a seamless experience for customers.

So, what are hotels doing, and will it work? Here are a few examples.

InterContinental Hotels partners with OpenTable and GrubHub

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – the owner of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and many other big hotel chains – recently announced a partnership with OpenTable and Grubhub to launch a new food and drink loyalty programme. 

The idea of the scheme is that IHG loyalty members can earn points whenever they make a restaurant reservation via OpenTable or order a takeout from GrubHub to be delivered to their hotel. Read more here.

Regardless of the purpose of travelling, people are really looking forward to a good dining experience. That is why hotels are doing everything just to make sure that their customers experience the best. In addition to that it, the next thing that we are going to talk about is about restaurants. Restaurants are really one of the places that travellers want to explore and below, Mary Norton will share to us seven things to consider when choosing a restaurant.

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Restaurant

How Do You Choose a Restaurant?

How do you choose a restaurant? Will the occasion itself shape your choice. Or, is food a major factor? Aren’t service, ambiance and location important too? Or, do you go for Michelin stars?

Which Restaurant to Choose?

How Do You Choose a Restaurant?

When you take the time to choose, oftentimes you are rewarded with a great gastronomic experience built around the ambiance of the restaurant and the attitude of the staff serving you.

In choosing a restaurant, one faces many considerations. Word of mouth or reviews are useful. They give you an idea of what the restaurant is like. Especially from people who had been to this place several times. That would be a vote for the restaurant.

But why not take the risk and try out something new each time? This, too, could result in gastronomic surprises. Read more here.

So according to Mary, the seven things to consider in choosing a restaurant are location, ambiance, particular cuisine paired with the right wine, good value, good service, hygiene, and experience. Food is really a part of everyday life and whether you are just simply dining or looking for a food adventure, different kinds of restaurants will always be there to give you the best. We just have to careful in choosing. Hotels too can give us one of the best dining experiences.

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