Hospitality industry develops just like everything else, and while some amenities and services become popular, others become outdated. According to the newest study by American Hotel & Lodging Association, soon hotel guests will not be able to enjoy a relaxing treatment in a spa, swim in a pool or sneak a cigarette as hotels prefer to get rid of them.
These days, hoteliers tend to get rid of their both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. According to the study, conducted in 2014, 42% hotels had indoor pools and 48% of hotels had outdoor pools. This year, the same study showed a definite decrease in the number of swimming pools on site. The share of hotels with indoor pools has dropped to 36%, with outdoor ones to 43%. Smokers have fewer choices these days as well. As many as 85% of hotels note they prohibit smoking in all guestrooms.
If you enjoy visiting spas during a hotel stay, you may need to select hotels better in future as the number of on-site spas is decreasing as well. The share of hotels with spa centres that have dedicated treatment rooms is as low as 5% nowadays. That’s significantly lower than in previous years 17% in 2012, and 13% in 2014. At the same time, if you enjoy workouts even when away from home, hotels have good news for you. More and more hotels add gym or exercise rooms. Currently, the share of hotels where guests can enjoy a workout is already 85%, which is 10% more than a decade ago. Fitness facilities come to budget hotels as well approximately 4 budget hotels out of 10 offer spaces, where hotel guests can work out.