When looking for competitors of hotels, there are many different things to consider, like price, amenities, the history of the hotel, star rating, and more. I mainly focused on price amenities and the history of the hotels. To start The Grand Hotel was the cheapest of the all the hotels which is nice if you are trying to save a few dollars but still stay in a very nice place. The Grand Hotel was anywhere from 130-190 a night. The Depot was the second cheapest at a price that can vary from 150-200 a night depending on the days you stay and the rooms you’re in. this was also the case for the Graves 601 hotel. The Graves hotel was a little bit more from 170-220 a night. The same with the “W” the Foshay tower, prices were anywhere from 170-209. So all the hotels are very similar in price.
The second thing I really looked at was the amenities. With most hotels now all of the hotels have the same amenities, of course they all had free wifi, complimentary breakfast, 24 hour lounge, room service, work out area pools.
But hands down the Depot had the most to offer. It has a nice restaurant called charley’s grill, it is open from 6am to 11pm every day. It also has the stone arch bar which is a up class bar. The food service in the bar is from 2pm till 11 pm every day, and the bar is open until 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays. The Depot also has ice rink, it was named one of the top ten best places in the US to ice skate by USA today and MSNBC. And finally the depot has a water park. It is a cool train based theme with everything from a train in the water park to railroad crossings. None of the other three hotels had this many things to do during your stay.
Finally I looked into the historical part of the hotel. Most people don’t really care to much about the history of a hotel, but when we picked the Depot, with it having such a historical past we knew that if you were staying you had to go there for some of the history. To start The Graves...