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Suite (hotel)

Living room in a hotel suite at the Doubletree Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

A suite in a hotel or other public accommodation denotes a class of accommodations with more space than a typical hotel room.

In luxury or upscale accommodations, such as Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, Marriott, or Embassy Suites, key features may include multiple rooms. Many independent properties have one or more honeymoon suites, and sometimes the best accommodation at a high-end hotel is called the presidential suite or royal suite.

In upper-midscale accommodations, such as Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Candlewood Suites, suites are usually one room with more space and furniture than a standard hotel room. In addition to one or more beds and bedroom fixtures, a suite includes a living area or sitting area with a couch that sometimes converts into a bed. Dining, office and kitchen facilities are also added in many suites. Some properties offer only suites. These suites are particularly marketed to business travelers who appreciate additional space and may use it to host small meetings or entertain clients.

Bridal and honeymoon suites

As a form of niche marketing, hôteliers occasionally offer premium rooms with specialised amenities aimed at couples or newlyweds.

While Niagara Falls had branded itself "the honeymoon capital of the world" as early as the railway era of the late 1800s, its first tentative promotion of campground "honeymoon huts" dates to the 1920s.[1] The "honeymoon suite" pattern of multiple destinations offering bridal suites with heart-shaped tubs is a more modern one, which grew in the post-World War II era of aeroplanes and motorcar travel.[2]

Today, the gimmick of special "honeymoon suites" or "romance suites" marketed to couples, newlyweds or "second honeymooners" is widespread, appearing not only in hotel/motel or resort accommodation, but also aboard cruise ships.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Karen Dubinsky (1999). The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls. Between The Lines. pp. 183–.  
  2. ^ Patrick McGreevy (1 June 2009). Imagining Niagara: The Meaning and Making of Niagara Falls. Univ of Massachusetts Press. pp. 39–.  
  3. ^ Kay Showker (25 March 2010). The Unofficial Guide to Cruises. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 326–.  
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