Five Star Hotel vs. Seven Star Hotel
For quite a long time, five star hotels have been known as the most luxurious ones. Now, several hotels have been awarded seven stars. Previous classifications were on a scale of one to five, five being the highest; a seven star hotel would be ranked as the most luxurious hotel in the world. What makes it different?
Hotels, like restaurants, movies, and TV shows, are classified by a star rating. Hotels are usually rated based on the quality of the food, the location, accessibility, room sizes, amenities, view, and the availability and quality of fitness centers and spa. So far, there has not been a uniform hotel ranking guide, which is why standards vary from country to country.
Five star hotels are luxury hotels that mostly cater to celebrities, high-ranking political figures, and business moguls. Most of the time, business executives stay at five star hotels while on a business trip and meeting with other investors. On the other hand, a seven star hotel caters to royalty and billionaires (and their heirs) with lots of money to spend. Rich business executives stay at seven star hotels, but their stays may not be connected to business; seven star hotels are generally chosen for leisure stays.
Luxury hotels, or five star hotels, are constructed from high-grade materials and have intricate architectural designs. 24-hour room service is available, aside from gourmet dining and a high staff-to-guest ratio. The rooms are large and spacious, are decorated with fine furnishings, and include luxury bath products and toiletries, high-speed Internet access, and DVD players. Most five star hotels have access to a golf course, a spa and wellness center, a pool, and tennis courts. The most luxurious room in a five star hotel is the presidential suite.
Though a five star hotel seems to have everything someone might need to to feel luxurious, a seven star hotel tops this. Seven star hotels have such services as a Rolls Royce limousine guest shuttle service, a ‘royal’ suite rather than a ‘presidential’ one, and gold furnishings.
The cheapest room for two in a seven star hotel averages at $1,700 per night; this will get you and your companion a deluxe five star hotel room for three nights. Burj Al Arab, one of the most famous seven star hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has a 780 square meter royal suite with a nightly rate of $28,000 per person. The hotel has magnificent gold and marble staircases, mahogany furniture, master bedrooms with rotating four-poster canopy, Hermes body products, and a Rolls Royce, BMW, or helicopter transfer or service.
Staff at seven star hotels research their incoming guests; for this reason, guests are known by everyone working at the hotel, making the stay more memorable. Five star hotel staff are not required to research their guests, mainly because it is not part of what they are paid for, but also due to the fact that they receive a greater number of guests and reservations. Additionally, the rates at seven star hotels are higher, so it is no surprise that staff would pay significantly more attention to their guests.
1. A five star hotel is generally frequented by wealthy people such as celebrities, business executives, and politicians.
2. Even more luxurious is a seven star hotel, which gives its guests the ‘royal’ treatment.
3. At a price of $1,700, you and your companion can stay for three nights at a deluxe room at a five star hotel. In a seven star hotel, this rate is the cheapest per night.
4. Burj Al Arab, the most popular seven star hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, takes pride in its royal suite with a nightly rate of $28,000 per person.