For the on-the-go woman who likes her privacy and security, women-only hotel floors may sound like a perfect idea. The Sacramento Bee reports that the New York firm JWT, which specializes in travel trends, estimates more women-only floors will open up in hotels across the globe, despite some public outcry from men.
More women are traveling alone these days and it’s no surprise that these women want to feel safe and comfortable where they go. The Georgian Court in Vancouver has 18 rooms on its 10th floor that are set aside for women guest only. General Manager Lisa Jackson tells The Sacramento Bee that they may even add more. In addition to the security, these rooms also include luxuries such as curling irons, high-power blow dryers, nail polish and yoga mats.
The Bella Sky Hotel in Copenhagen opened its woman-only floor last May and despite complaints of discrimination, the hotel insists that they decide who will stay in the hotel. It has 20 “Bella Donna” rooms for women only, which not even the manager, Anders Duelund, can enter.
“When a woman walks into a hotel room, the first thing she does is check the bathroom: she checks if it’s clean, looks nice and is well-equipped. While the man … checks out the view, the television and the location of the outlets to charge his phone,” Duelund said to the AFP of the women-only rooms.
The Bella Donna rooms alone come decorated with fresh flowers and fashion magazine. The bathrooms come with luxury shampoos and facial masks.
In addition to a growing number of women only floors, hotels will most likely also experience a higher demand for rooms in 2011. The Sacramento Bee expects that this will lead to a rate increase averaging about 4.5 percent.