Travelling in the heat - is your hotel room air conditioned?
Madrid: "coolest hotel metropolis in Europe"
Stockholm makes guests break a sweat
Nuremberg, 22 July 2010 – Whether in trains, busses or cars – many travellers are having a tough time with the hot summer temperatures. Travelling in this unbearable heat can be a real problem.
So arriving at a hotel with an air conditioned room can be something to really look forward to. But in Europe you shouldn't get your hopes up too soon that you will find your own personal air conditioner in your room. A new study by hotel.info, the leading online hotel reservation service for more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, shows there is a major discrepancy in the "air conditioner density" of hotels in the major European cities investigated. Many hotels still offer their guests a "warm welcome"; only this time the hotel room is where it's especially warm.
Most air conditioned hotels in Madrid
Of the major European cities investigated in the study, the Spanish capital Madrid is the destination where the most hotel operators offer their guests comfortable hotel room temperatures (72.7%). Nearly three quarters of rooms are available with air conditioning in Madrid. Athens (69.1%), Budapest (66.7%) and Rome (66.6%) follow. Paris (38.6%) and Prague (37.9%) had an above average "air conditioner density" for their hotel rooms. Moscow, Warsaw and London had comparatively poor results, pampering only around every fourth guest with a comfortable room temperature. And Stockholm came in dead last with only 13.3% of rooms being air conditioned. Most hotel guests have to sweat it out during heat waves, which, admittedly, are not that common in Sweden.
The top 10 major European cities according to "air conditioner density" in the respective city's hotels:
Hotels with air conditioning in %
www.hotel.info is a free online hotel reservation service for corporate and private customers. The service offers more than 210,000 hotels for electronic bookings around the world. Customers booking via hotel.info achieve significantly better prices in comparison with other booking channels. In addition, hotel.info shows all available room prices for each hotel, so that the customer can always select the cheapest or most suitable room price. All bookings via hotel.info are transferred simultaneously, securely and directly to the respective hotel’s computer. This guarantees the unique integration of each hotel’s own reservation systems (CRS or PMS) and hotel.info’s own reservation system myRES into the hotel.info unified user interface. At hotel.info, customers seeking hotel rooms can base their decisions to book a room not only on the core information such as room price and hotel facilities, but also on the hotel reviews and ratings submitted by around 1 million hotel guests from around the world. Compared with existing rating portals, hotel.info customers can rely on 100% genuine hotel ratings, since only customers who have booked and recently stayed in each hotel are asked for their opinion. Once a customer has selected an offer, the hotel is presented for direct online booking at attractive conditions, in line with the hotel.info "Check & Book" claim. hotel.info is the international brand of hotel.de AG. This brand was created to further drive expansion within Europe. The aim is to establish hotel.info throughout Europe as the leading reservation service for corporate and private customers. Today hotel.infooperates offices in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and China.
Ms. Warini Munshi
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