Global Club Sandwich Index 2.0 Examines Hotel Dining Costs

Geneva tops the list as priciest city; Toronto offers great value for travellers

TORONTO, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Hotels.com™ Club Sandwich Index (CSI) continues to uncover the dining costs of hotels worldwide with its annual price barometer, the Club Sandwich Index. This year, the elevated report by Hotels.com - the CSI 2.0 - added three more hotel dining items to make the Index a more comprehensive indicator for travellers to understand the costs associated with a full day of dining in hotels worldwide.

The improved CSI report incorporates the prices of four popular dining options available to hotel guests throughout the day:

  1. A CLUB SANDWICH for dinner
  2. A BURGER MEAL, consisting of a burger, fries and soda for lunch
  3. A cup of COFFEE
  4. A glass of HOUSE RED WINE for post-dinner drinks

The average prices are calculated from real prices (including taxes and fees) paid by guests for all four items in 30 hotels across 5-, 4- and 3-star categories in the capital or an important tourist city of the 28 countries surveyed.

Bogota offers best value while Geneva's prices top the list

Based on findings from the CSI 2.0, Geneva, Switzerland, is not only the most expensive city for a club sandwich, but also for enjoying a full-day hotel dining experience (CAD$107.64). On the other end of the spectrum, Bogota, Columbia is home to the least expensive dining options with an average price of CAD$37.33.

While hungry travellers can get the most bang for their buck in Bogota, other South American cities like Rio de Janeiro (CAD$42.44) and Buenos Aires (CAD$50.00) gave the Colombian capital a run for its money with their affordable dining costs.

A supplementary poll within Canada, found Toronto reigned as the most expensive Canadian city for dining, followed closely by Vancouver ($50.95) and Montreal ($50.07). Calgary came in a few dollars less at $46.87 and Halifax offered the best value at $42.98.

Table 1: Average prices of hotel menu items and total dining costs based on city (2015)

Average price per Items, including taxes and fees (in CDN)
Ranking CITY A burger
meal
A cup of
coffee
A glass of
house red
wine
A club
sandwich
Total cost
(in CDN)
1 Switzerland - Geneva $46.92 $7.68 $15.06 $37.97 $107.63
2 France - Paris $36.78 $7.19 $15.90 $30.28 $90.15
3 Hong Kong $37.95 $9.17 $15.27 $26.18 $88.57
4 Norway - Oslo $38.71 $5.95 $15.29 $24.98 $84.93
5 UK - London $31.95 $7.57 $14.31 $27.41 $81.24
6 South Korea - Seoul $27.17 $12.07 $16.89 $24.95 $81.08
7 Sweden - Stockholm $29.17 $4.97 $14.11 $28.35 $76.60
8 Japan - Tokyo $27.98 $10.55 $13.69 $23.24 $75.46
9 Singapore $29.16 $7.52 $17.34 $21.13 $75.15
10 USA - New York $30.12 $6.68 $15.28 $21.96 $74.04
11 China - Beijing $29.40 $9.53 $15.46 $19.23 $73.62
12 Finland - Helsinki $25.21 $5.06 $10.19 $24.88 $65.34
13 Denmark - Copenhagen $25.20 $6.11 $12.75 $21.27 $65.33
14 Australia - Sydney $28.77 $4.87 $9.35 $20.32 $63.31
15 Italy - Rome $27.42 $4.18 $11.11 $18.04 $60.75
16 Netherlands - Amsterdam $27.27 $4.82 $7.37 $18.87 $58.33
17 Taiwan - Taipei $23.09 $8.49 $11.19 $14.49 $57.26
18 Ireland - Dublin $23.97 $4.07 $9.00 $17.09 $54.13
19 Russia - Moscow $19.06 $5.16 $12.19 $17.04 $53.45
20 India - New Delhi $18.40 $4.80 $15.65 $13.97 $52.82
21 Germany - Berlin $20.57 $4.53 $8.21 $18.66 $51.97
22 Canada - Toronto $18.17 $4.38 $10.85 $18.19 $51.59
23 Argentina - Buenos Aires $21.79 $4.38 $8.58 $15.26 $50.01
24 Thailand - Bangkok $17.06 $5.45 $13.03 $13.53 $49.07
25 Spain - Madrid $22.46 $4.13 $5.62 $15.87 $48.08
26 Brazil - Rio de Janeiro $16.46 $2.54 $10.75 $12.69 $42.44
27 Mexico - Mexico City $16.56 $3.07 $8.13 $12.13 $39.89
28 Colombia - Bogota $14.60 $1.95 $7.77 $13.02 $37.34

Additional CSI 2.0 highlights:

  • Geneva (CAD$37.97) and Paris (CAD$30.28) retained their positions in first and second place respectively as destinations where travellers paid the most for a club sandwich, despite experiencing a fall in their average prices from 2014 to 2015.
  • Within North America, Toronto offered the best value for foodie travellers compared to New York City. Savings of more than $20 dollars ($74.02 vs. $51.58) for the full menu could be found and club sandwiches were an average of $3 less.
  • Rome decreased by 32%, dropping 9 places from 2014, with an average price of CAD$18.04
  • India increased by 28%, jumping up 4 places from 2014, but remained one of the most affordable places to enjoy a club sandwich.
  • Mexico City remained consistent with the price only increasing by 0.08% to $12.13, the cheapest on average globally and pushing out last year's champion, India's New Delhi (CAD$13.97).

Notes to editor

  • All prices stated include taxes and fees
  • 2015 Club Sandwich Index (CSI 2.0) items were converted from USD to Canadian dollars, exchange rate correct as of 29 May 2015 (i.e. 1USD to 1.2414CAD).
  • 2014 Club Sandwich Index 'average Club Sandwich price' was converted from GBP to Canadian dollars, exchange rate correct as of 15 April 2014 (i.e. 1GBP to 1.841CAD).

About Hotels.com
Hotels.com, L.P. operates Hotels.com (also known in Canada as Hotels.ca), a leading online accommodation booking website with properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals.

© 2015 Hotels.com, LP. Hotels.com, The Obvious Choice and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. CST # 2083949-50 

 

 

SOURCE Hotels.com

Image with caption: "Toronto may be the most expensive Canadian city for hotel dining, but compared to New York it's a bargain (CNW Group/Hotels.com)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150625_C9906_PHOTO_EN_43822.jpg

For further information:

Press contacts:

Lauren Wasley
energiPR for Hotels.com
Phone: (416) 425-9143 x19
Email: lauren.wasley@EnergiPR.com 
Twitter: @energiPR

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
Twitter: @TravelwithTLC


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890