The price of luxury accommodation: Where Canadians splurge and save

  • Warsaw, Berlin and Mumbai offered the most affordable five-star accommodation in the first half of 2015
  • Los Angeles was where Canadians paid the most for five-star hotels and Montreal placed second
  • Moscow offered the best value for Canadian travellers

TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - In Canada or the United States, staying exclusively in five-star accommodation isn't the most economical option. But don't fret, budget-conscious travellers can experience luxurious hotels frequented by the rich and famous without breaking the bank when travelling outside of North America.

For less than $200 a night, Canadian travellers could stay in five-star hotels in Warsaw, Berlin and Mumbai in the first half of 2015, according to the latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from Hotels.com™. Four-star hotels in the Polish capital also offered travellers great value, reporting the fourth largest decrease (17 per cent) as compared to the first half of 2014 in the average price paid of $97.

Cities where Canadians paid* the least for 5-star hotels per night in the first six months of 2015

Rank

City

Price

1

Warsaw

$148

2

Berlin

$193

3

Mumbai

$198

4

Bangkok

$202

5

Moscow

$202

6

Istanbul

$204

7

Jakarta

$207

8

Delhi

$207

9

Lisbon

$209

10

Brussels

$210

Deal Destinations: Cities where high-end hotel price paid per night fell the most for Canadian travellers in the first half of 2015

Rank

City

Star rating

Price

% change

1

Moscow

4

$134

-41%

2

Sao Paulo

4

$152

-30%

3

Moscow

5

$202

-24%

4

Warsaw

4

$97

-17%

5

Nice

4

$237

-16%

6

Istanbul

4

$120

-16%

7

Rio de Janeiro

4

$233

-16%

8

Paris

4

$250

-13%

9

Rome

5

$392

-13%

10

Dubai

5

$300

-12%

Los Angeles, Montreal, Tokyo, Honolulu and Miami, were on the other end of the spectrum. In these cities, Canadian travellers dropped the most coin on high-end accommodation, with prices paid reported at upwards of $600 a night.

Cities where Canadians paid the most per night for 5-star hotels in the first half of 2015

Rank

City

Price

1

Los Angeles

$730

2

Montreal

$629

3

Tokyo

$607

4

Honolulu

$606

5

Miami

$601

6

Venice

$572

7

Cancun

$540

8

San Francisco

$529

9

Paris

$519

10

London

$518

The HPI is a regular report of hotel prices in major destinations across the world, tracking the movement in prices that people actually paid* for their accommodation and providing valuable insight into the reasons behind these changes. The data is drawn from bookings made on the hundreds of thousands of hotels on the Hotels.com websites worldwide.

Please visit http://hpi.hotels.com/ for more information and to view reports in additional currencies. Follow the conversation and get more HPI pricing insights on Twitter at #HotelExperts.

*All prices in Canadian currency. Average prices paid per night inclusive of taxes and fees from January 1June 30, 2015.

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 ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites 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.

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SOURCE Hotels.com

Image with caption: "The sunny streets of Los Angeles commanded strong hotel prices as the city where Canadians paid the most for five-star accommodation (CNW Group/Hotels.com)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151006_C4223_PHOTO_EN_515805.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Lauren Wasley, energiPR for Hotels.com, Phone: (416) 425-9143 x 19, 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


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