An experiential portrait of economy hotels in China

S. Huang, Z. Liu, Cathy Hui-chun Hsu

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This study describes the economy hotel sector in China based on the authors' lived experiences with 20 economy hotels in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou. Most of the hotels stayed were members of emerging economy hotel chains in China. The study identified five pertinent issues, including location, online booking, pricing, room design and facilities, and supporting service features and facilities and illustrated the current status of these issues from authors' observation and reflection while staying in those hotels. The experiential perspective adopted in this study could provide valuable information regarding an emerging and fast growing sector of China's hotel industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Missing Source Name from PIRA]
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventCAUTHE Annual Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


ConferenceCAUTHE Annual Conference
Period1/01/10 → …


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