According to new data released from the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, travelers paid the most for five-star hotels in Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Boston in the first half of 2014. The company has compiled information on top destinations where clients can find luxury stays for less.
According to the HPI, the 10 most affordable five-star hotel destinations in the first half of 2014 were found in Europe and Asia with travelers paying an average of $210 or less per night. For the cost of a five-star stay in Boston ($538), travelers were able to stay three nights in Pisa ($172/night; $516 total) or four nights in Warsaw ($130/night; $520 total) at a five-star hotel.
Travelers can also find similar value destinations when searching for four-star properties. For the price of a one-night stay at a four-star property in London ($267) – the most popular international destination for Americans – U.S. travelers were able to stay two nights in Madrid (#14; $131), Bangkok (#21; $100), Shanghai (#25; $130), Prague (#27; $123) or Beijing (#30; $124) during the first half of the year. The HPI also shows what destinations travelers can explore at similar price points. For the average price of a four-star stay in the 8th most popular international destination for Americans – Montreal ($222) – travelers can relax on the Sentosa Island in Singapore (#19) or explore the medieval architecture and castles of Edinburgh (#40).