Hotel room rates in Hanoi the highest in Vietnam
Hotel room rates in Hanoi, a survey by Grant Thornton showed that hotel room rates in Hanoi are the highest in Vietnam, while the rates in Da Lat are the lowest in the country.
Grant Thornton conducted a survey on hotel rooms in 2007, which showed that the hotel room rates increased by 37% over 2006. The survey was conducted at 37 3-5-star hotels with 5,200 rooms.
Hanoi proves to be the most expensive destination in terms of average room rates, while Da Lat the cheapest. On average, every client who stays in Hanoi hotel rooms has to pay $82.78 more than in Da Lat Vietnam.
The hotel room occupancy rate has increased by 142% in the last four years. Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam is the city which had the highest occupancy rate, 79.32% in 2007. Phan Thiet saw the highest growth rate in hotel room occupancy rate, 29.4%.
From 2003 to 2007, the number of hotel staffs increased by 273%. On average, every hotel room in the north has 1.11 servants, and every hotel room in the south has 1.44 servants, while 5.66 staffs served one hotel room in the central region and Central Highlands.
The majority of clients who stayed in 5-star hotel rooms were businessmen, while the majority of clients of 4-star hotels were travellers, who went on tours. According to Grant Thornton, the most noteworthy thing is that the number of clients who hired hotel rooms for business purposes increased by 52.6% compared to 2005.
(Source: Vietnamnet, URL:http://english.vietnamnet.vn/travel/2008/07/796305/)
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