Anyone who has spent any length of time in the USA, will notice the cultural differences as one moves from the east to the west, as well as within these geographical boundaries. The great east coast v/s west coast debate has often been extended to the hotel industry as well. Do international hotel chains have a greater presence in the east coast than the west coast? Are the hotels in the east coast more or lesser �green’ than those on the west coast? When is it time to grab the best deals on USA hotels on either coast?
Taking a stock of top-notch USA hotels, it can be concluded that the list cannot do without including luxury hotels run by some of the best-known international hotel chains. Hotel chains like Sheraton, Marriot, Hilton, Hyatt and Holiday Inn have a presence in all the major cities on the east and west coasts. The best hotels in San Francisco include the Grand Hyatt, Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf, Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf, Hotel Monaco, and Marriot San Francisco. The best among the Las Vegas hotels include the Hilton Las Vegas, Best Western Mardi Gras, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, and Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino.
On the east coast, New York and Orlando have some of the most famous USA hotels. The finest Orlando hotels are the Grand Bohemian, Sheraton Vistana, Holiday Inn International, Orlando Marriott, and Gaylord Palms Hotel. New York is by far the most famous city in the USA. Sheraton New York hotels and tower, The Ritz Carlton New York, New York Marriott, and The Grand Hyatt are the major New York hotels.
Both the east and west coast have their fair share of green or �eco-friendly’ hotels. Each of these eco-friendly USA hotels rank on the green score card based on their environment-friendly practices. Orlando hotels on the east coast also enjoy privilege in the �eco-friendly hotels’ circle, owing to hotels such as Embassy Suites Airport, Embassy Suites International Drive, Hyatt Regency Cypress Resort, and Rosen Shingle Creek, among others.
Some hotel chains with a nationwide presence have realized the importance of catering to gay couples, as more people declare their sexuality openly and prefer to stay in a hotel that is sensitive to their needs. San Francisco, the �gay capital’ of the world is a natural leader in the matter of gay accommodation. The Kimpton Hotel group, a San Francisco based company, operates stylish, design-driven spa boutique hotels in major cities of the USA. IC’s Indigo brand is also set to woo the gay market in Las Vegas and New York.
With the recent spate of acquisitions and renovations in the hotels in San Francisco scene, the occupancy of these hotels has risen to over 80%. Even as prices soar, the bargains got off San Francisco Hotels are cheaper relative to hotels in New York at least in the winter months of January and December. End of year sell-out performances and hiked rates make New York hotels difficult to book than the ones is San Francisco, the reason being New York’s corporate identity pitted against San Francisco’s leisure value.
In conclusion it can be said that the US hotels on the east and west coasts complement each other to give travelers a composite experience during US tours.