Social lobbies and wellness offerings are hot trends in the hotel industry, but do these features matter to meeting professionals? Survey says...yes! Among the 231 respondents to M&C's recent poll, 71 percent also favor properties with free, casual meeting spaces. For comments, including top pet peeves about hotel rooms, go to mcmag.com/research.
What is your preference regarding minibars?
59% Empty mini fridge for guests' use
35% Lightly stocked with space to add items
4% Fully stocked, traditional minibar
2% No minibar or refrigerator
How do you feel about a recent promotion that lets guests consume the entire contents of the minibar for an extra $30 per night?
13% Love it!
34% Fun idea, but...
53% Recipe for disaster
Which of the following would make you more likely to select a hotel for your group?
71% Casual meeting spaces available free
65% Inviting social lobby atmosphere
52% Appealing grab-and-go F&B options
21% Casual meeting spaces for a modest fee
Which of the following would you like to see become standard in hotel guest rooms?
54% Air-purification systems
51% Blackout shades
40% In-room workout area/equipment
37% Furniture that can be easily rearranged
30% Sound machines
16% Standing workstations
12% Vitamin-infused showers
9% Changeable color lighting
8% None of the above
*For verbatim comments, including planners' biggest pet peeves about hotel rooms, go to mcmag.com/research
Source: M&C Research survey of 231 meeting professionals