Several hotel chains are looking to attract price-conscious new age consumers by ditching room service, bellhops, and “fine dining” restaurants in favor of WiFi, flat screens, and ergonomic chairs. The redesigned rooms, described by hotel executives as “cool,” “universal,” and “inclusive,” will cost less than $150 per night.

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  1. mopar_man says:

    $150 is supposed to attract price conscious consumers? I won’t be attracted to a room of that price. I’m fine with my $30-70 rooms thanks.

  2. bohemian says:

    $150 in some markets is a bargain. Downtown Chicago, your lucky to get anything under $200 unless you know a few tricks to find a good discount like through Hotwire.

    We recently stayed at the Hyatt at McCormick in Chicago. They have this sort of concept to the hotel and I totally loved it. They had a walk in coffee shop/convenience store type set up in the side lobby. You could get pretty much any of the coffee drinks Starbucks does, plus decent pastries and other to go foods. They had groups of nice seating and couches all over and this sort of new age techno jazz music playing in all the public areas. The rooms had mp3 docs, decent TVs, ergo chairs etc. I just wish they had free Wifi.
    We also stayed at a Hampton recently that was more focused on the same set of offerings.

  3. synergy says:

    @mopar_man: Ditto. I’m not going to live there, just sleep there.