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What Do Millennials Look For in Hotels? These Places Got It Right

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By Michael Yormark | 11:50 am, November 23, 2016

A full bar, 24 hour pool, high-tech amenities, walking distance to clubs, late night food, socials areas, concierge? What do millennials look for in hotels?

In this article I’ll look at some of the most the more forward thinking, millennial-friendly hotels and pick out what makes them draw in younger patrons. Maybe if you save on a cheap flight you’ll be able to afford one!

We’ll start with the W South Beach hotel, located in Miami, Florida. This trendy, forward thinking hotel is located on Miami beach’s and Collins avenue, a hot spot for the area.

In addition to its terrific location, modern design and being a beach front property it has many unique features which set a very high mark for what other hotels should aim for when targeting millennials.

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It helps when rewards can be accumulated by staying somewhere, like any traveler, millennials appreciate the benefits and exclusivity of being apart of something special. At the W South Beach, Starwood Preferred Guests receive complimentary WiFi, which can come in handy when uploading pictures to Instagram  while partying at the hotel’s “WALL nightclub”, relaxing at the outdoor pool, napping in the cabanas, taking out a bicycle, playing a game of basketball or taking in a pilates class all without leaving the walls of the hotel. These are just some of the amenities available at this beachfront slice of millennial paradise.

The next location that taps into the minds and dreams of millennials is the Dream Downtown, located in New York City.

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Dream Downtown has a tantalizing industrial and modern chic feel to it. With its porthole windows, blackout shades, bathroom speaker system, glass bottom pool, rooftop lounge and complimentary WiFi, it’s a hard place to beat when staying in Manhattan. In addition, its location is fantastic, located right in between the meatpacking district and Chelsea, there are more attractions within walking distance than a guest of this lovely hotel will know what to do with.

The quirkiest of the hotels for millennials we’ll take a look at is located in Denver, Colorado. The Curtis, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is unique in the fact that every floor is unique, each boasting a different theme. Try this “Video Game Room” for your kids:

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Toting a boutique style, colorful theme in downtown Denver, The Curtis features accommodations like a video game themed room, an in-hotel Starbucks and board games in the lobby.

Perhaps one of the more unique features is their customer service. Besides having a 4.5 stars from more than 1300 reviews on TripAdvisor, “the front desk staff have been known to hold hula-hoop competitions in the lobby or play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with guests for complimentary upgrades.” A most unique way of getting a bigger room… or in this case a “Hyper room”. Ones with themes such as ‘Star Trek’, ‘Talladega nights’ or ‘talk show host’ (just to name a few). And if for some reason you lose rock, paper, scissors, you can always feel better by getting a wake up call from a celebrity, like Elvis or Austin Powers.

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