Cities for $200 a night or less
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Luxury hotel deals plentiful for Canadian travellers in Asia
Asia stood out in 2016 as the region where Canadian leisure and business travellers could find top-end luxury accommodation at extremely reasonable prices with the likes of Thailand, Vietnam, Bali and Singapore all presenting a remarkable range of 5-star and 4-star options for less than $200 per night. Closer to home, Canadians had a harder time finding a similarly appealing mix of luxury and affordability since the U.S. recorded some of the highest price averages for 5-star accommodation. However, the domestic market provided them with some respite, with plenty of popular cities offering 4-star and 3-star nightly averages under the $200 threshold.
Star rating category for $200 or less per night:
- In the 5-star category, there were three destinations available for $200 or less per night on average: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Ho Chi Minh City.
- There was a much wider and more varied selection at the 4-star level, with 23 destinations around the world meeting this price threshold, including four from Canada and Las Vegas from the USA.
- Asia had the largest contingent, including Bali, Phuket and Singapore. Athens and Madrid were part of the European set and Latin America was represented by Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. Dubai and Sydney completed this section.
- More Canadian cities filed the 3-star ranking, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. More U.S. cities began to appear too, including Miami, Orlando and San Diego, amongst others. London, Paris and Rome were some of the European heavyweights to appear in this category.
- The 2-star set was filled exclusively by the U.S., ranging east to west across the country, from New York to Honolulu with gems in-between such as Chicago, New Orleans and Los Angeles.
Hotel star ratings explained
There is no universal star rating system. Each country has its own and, in some cases such as the UK, more than one. This means that travellers should be aware of a possible disparity of standards and facilities when booking rooms with the same star ratings in different countries.
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