5 star hotel. Worth it or nah?

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So….. I embarked on an experiment. Does that extra star or two count in a traveler’s xperience? I have been coordinating several trips for people very close to me and this is an issue that arises repeatedly. Does the quality of the sleep affect one’s overall enjoyment of a vacation. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I hear the question “would YOU pay the extra just for a hotel” I have typically said “ABSOLUTELY!” I got to thinking that it has been an awfully long time since we have stayed at less than a 5 star or equivalent property. I seldom place clients at lower tier properties either. After all why would we chance it? With the BucketListed Signature amenities that come with booking hotels with us, the difference in cost comes out in the wash. We usually get our clients room upgrades, daily breakfasts, a Signature Amenity, early check in AND late checkout as well as a 50 -100 USD credit to spend on food and beverage or Spa🎉🎉🎉. That being said, some people come to me asking to book ‘deals’ they find that,when complete, the costs add up not simply in inconvenience but in cold hard cash. Those deals don’t end up looking deal like by trip’s end. Sooooo… I decided to remind myself of the hotel experience that one gains by NOT being BucketListed. Here we go. (More to follow)