June 09, 2007

Quiet Hotels Important to Business Travelers, Families

Some people travel for business and others for pleasure. Whatever the reason for hitting the road, travelers have increasingly sophisticated expectations when it comes to the quality of a hotel.

Hotel guests look at many variables, from the property's amenities to the friendliness of the staff and, of course, price. But the one attribute prized over all others is a restful environment, a place where travelers can relax and rejuvenate for the next day, whether that means a high-powered business meeting or a power tour of the local tourist attractions.

Business travelers know that they pay a price for not being at their best while on the road. Numbers collected by British Airways bear out this common wisdom. Twenty-three percent of those polled said they fell asleep in a meeting, 18 percent said a presentation went badly, and 14 percent missed a meeting or flight.

And just ask any parent what happens when their kids don't get a good night's sleep while traveling. Cranky kids can turn a family vacation into a nightmare.

AmericInn makes a quiet hotel its priority. The company uses a proprietary construction system called SoundGuard which reduces sound by using masonry block, sound-deadening foam and heavy sheetrock between rooms and floors. Buildings are also constructed to minimize noise intrusion from outside as well as from public spaces within the hotel, including separating the pool and recreation areas from the residential portion of the hotel.

That means guests won't be kept awake by their neighbors in the next room, or be woken too early when the alarm clock in the room above theirs goes off. It also means that parents don't have to continually remind the kids to "keep it down."

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