15 reasons why people choose to live in hotels
Robert DiNero has done it. So have Howard Hughes, Keanu Reeves, James Woods and John Travolta. General Douglas MacArthur and his wife spent their last years together in the penthouse of the Waldorf Towers, a part of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
People of far lesser fame and means have done it as well.
Living in a hotel has its advantages – many of them.
Most of us can relate to the desire to make a quality hotel our home. We all know the sinking feeling as our stay comes to a close; we’ve all had those I-can’t-believe-this-is-our-last-night moments. We love hotels because we’re pampered by the staff, and quality hotels and resorts make us feel like royalty.
We associate hotels with some of the best experiences in our lives. They are part of those vacations we take to exotic places, historic cities and beachfront communities.
Short of taking extraordinary measures and incurring extraordinary expense, the hotel experience can’t be replicated by home ownership or renting an apartment or condominium. So some of us decide to live an unconventional hotel-based life.
Here are 15 reasons why some people choose hotel living:
- There’s an entire staff at your service.
- Every day you come back to a freshly cleaned room, fresh towels and a remade bed.
- There is luxurious living space beyond your hotel room – in the lobby, the restaurant and bar area, the common spaces, and even the property’s outdoor patios and other grounds.
- Good hotels are located in premium locations, giving you access to the finest cultural things a city has to offer.
- There’s a concierge at our service when you’re looking for directions, things to do, or special services. It’s just like having a personal assistant.
- Food is just a phone call away.
- The customer service you receive from the hotel staff quickly becomes more personalized as they become familiar with you.
- You meet an ever-changing group of cultured and interesting people from all over the country or the world. You develop friendships with the hotel’s annual and regular guests.
- Your environment is secure because it’s surrounded by fellow guests, as well as hotel staff members who keep an eye on the property 24 hours a day.
- Simplicity. You have just one monthly bill rather than a flurry of charges for water, electricity, garbage collection, property taxes, maintenance, gardening services and so on.
- There is covered and secured parking, if you need or choose to have a vehicle at all.
- You can come and go as you please, without making any special preparations or accommodations, or worrying about the security of our belongings.
- If something malfunctions there are people to fix it.
- There’s no yard to maintain, no lawn to mow, no weeds to pull, no bushes and trees to prune.
- You can move out of the hotel without hassle. You don’t have to sell the property or give 30 days notice to a landlord. And then you can return any time without hassle – no purchase required, no need to fork out first-and-last month’s rent. The same great staff will be there to greet and serve you.
Hotel living isn’t for everybody, and it isn’t forever for most people. But there’s a reason why celebrities like Robert DiNero, as well as everyday people, sometimes find reason to spend a few years or more of their lives in the lap of hotel luxury and convenience.
We know our guests love checking in and don’t like checking out. We suspect you feel the same about the hotel experience.
Written by Mike Consol