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Old 07-01-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Thornton, CO
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Hi,

I just did a quick analysis of how "important/big/influential/popular or however you want

to perceive this" a city is by the number of luxury and upscale chain hotels in the

metropolitan area. This is just a for fun thing, so i'm sure i will be getting a lot of

unhappy responses saying stuff pointing to the fact that this analysis is not legitimate

and silly, not true, etc etc. But i'm doing this for fun, so no offense intended in the

making of this analysis.No hotels or cities were intentionally left out. I'm only including

in this analysis the luxury and upscale hotel brands like Ritz, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons,

W, Luxury Collection, Mandarin Oriental, St. Regis, Fairmont, Renaissance, and

Intercontinental.

I am aware that:
- I'm counting only chain hotels, and i know that there are tons of non-chain luxury and

upscale hotel names all over. But just to make it easier and can do a fair comparison i'm

only doing chain hotels.
- I'm only doing major "business "cities, and not really counting resort cities.
- Not including some more hotel brands that are available out there. but i'm open to

suggestions that i can include in this study.

Here's the complete list of my analysis:
1. NYC - 16
2. San Francisco - 15
3. Washington D.C. - 13
4. Los Angeles - 11
5. Dallas - 10
5. Chicago - 10
7. Atlanta - 9
8. Boston - 8
9. New Orleans - 5
9. Denver - 5
9. Miami - 5
12. Seattle - 4
12. Austin - 4
14. Cleveland - 4
14. Charlotte - 4
14. St. Louis - 4
14. Las Vegas - 4
18. San Diego - 3
18. Philadephia - 3
18. Minneapolis - 3
18. Houston - 3
22. Phoenix - 2

Orlando, San Antonio, Portland, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City have one on each

city.

And here's a map of the study.


So tell me what you guys think.

Thanks

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Old 07-01-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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neat!
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Dallas is tied with Chicago.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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4. Los Angeles - 11
Interesting list. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Area has more than 11 for the specific brands you listed.

-Ritz Carlton Los Angeles (Downtown)
-Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey
-Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

-Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
-Beverly Wilshire Hotel by Four Seasons
-Four Seasons Los Angeles at Westlake Village

-W Hotel Los Angeles, Westwood Village
-W Hotel Hollywood

-SLS Hotel Los Angeles by the Luxury Collection

-St. Regis Monarch Beach

-Fairmont Newport Beach
-Fairmont Santa Monica

-Renaissance LAX
-Renaissance Hollywood Towers and Spa
-Renaissance Agoura Hills
-Renaissance Long Beach
-Renaissance ClubSport of Aliso Viejo

-Intercontinental Los Angeles at Century City

That is 18 hotels in the metro area from the chains you listed.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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Dallas is tied with Chicago.
In almost every thread you post in, you just post the most blatantly obvious things like:

Dallas is on the list.

Dallas is number 2.

Dallas tied blah, blah..

etc.

It's quite repetitive and not needed.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Thornton, CO
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Hmmm yeah I guess Los Angeles is kinda unique, and difficult to do. I guess technically all those hotels are included in the LA MSA, but a lot of those hotels are like resorts by the beach for from the center of Los Angeles. So I only included the ones that business-type hotels. But I added some to the tally for LA and now LA has 14.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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were these compiled for metro area or city proper?
Seems like the Atlanta number is low. They have 2 ritz carltons, 4 W's thats 6 hotels and not counting the others such as Loews and St Regis, Mansion etc.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Originally Posted by WeSoHood View Post
In almost every thread you post in, you just post the most blatantly obvious things like:

Dallas is on the list.

Dallas is number 2.

Dallas tied blah, blah..

etc.

It's quite repetitive and not needed.
I really don't care about what you think.........but thanks, for caring.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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San Antonio has a Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, Hyatt Hill Country Resort, the Watermark,the Fairmont, La mansion Omni, St Anthony Intercontinental, JW Marriott Resort, Raddison Resort, Westin La Cantera Resort, the Westin Riverwalk, Crowne Plaza, the Valencia, the list goes on and on. San Antonio should be way up on this made up list and made up map! lmao

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Old 07-02-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Their are web sites that have legitmate info! San Antonio with only one luxury chain hotel? It does have more luxury non chain hotels though. lol

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