I am Simon, 46 years old, from the UK. I have been a road warrior for much of my career visiting more than 50 countries. After years staying in big box business hotels set up by my corporate travel department, I am now an independent consultant free to choose where I want to stay. I look for stylish, unique business hotels that connect me to the local area with good walking and jogging options, easy access to transportation, and great restaurants nearby.
Jill: 51, I am an American expat and frequent traveler. I am married with two active boys and an awesome dog. I love luxury hotels with character and good service, but they must also be family friendly and have events for the kids. Foodies at heart, my husband and I seek out the best local restaurants, so a hotel with local favorites nearby is important. In the USA, my favorite spots are Carmel, California and Maui, Hawaii. However, my favorite all time city will always be London, where I never miss a trip to Harrod’s food halls.
Paul and Sarah: We are both 33 years old, and we are a young professional married couple with no kids. We both have a passion for architecture and design, as well as food and wine. Finding travel gems off the beaten path, with a local vibe is one of favorite travel goals. We also love to find historically interesting, overlooked and less traveled areas. Always thinking of our next holiday, whether it be Japan or Australia, we want to see it all. Our favorite all time visit was Montenegro for the beautiful nature, wonderful people and great wine.
Nick and Maggie, 31 and 30. We are both college graduates, and engaged to be married. We love to travel to the great outdoors, and we are active river-rafters, mountain bikers, hikers and snow boarders. We often camp or find rustics cabins, but hotels are also an important part of our trips. We look for clean budget hotels with easy access to the main attraction of our trip. Sometimes we also take urban adventures, where we like to find cool, romantic hotels that do not break the bank