Nearly Half of All Americans Prefer Hotels in Metropolitan Areas, According to New Survey

March 14, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
March 14, 2015 - With a continued push towards big city lifestyles, the Ellis Hotel in downtown Atlanta has discovered that nearly half of all Americans are actively seeking out metropolitan area hotels when they travel.

The survey results coincide with the urban renaissance that seems to be sweeping across the country, as more Americans are choosing to live, travel and do business in the country's most active and metropolitan city centers. The results show some light on a recent shift in the travel tendencies of people from across the country, as more people seek out the hustle and bustle of energetic city centers.

Leading the charge in the resurgence of metropolitan city center travel is the millennial generation. Of the 18 24-year-olds surveyed, over half responded that they would, in fact, prefer to book their hotel accommodations in the heart of a city's metropolitan area. The trend continues through Americans ages 44 and younger, as slightly under half of the respondents prefer metropolitan area accommodations and hotels.

In today's on-demand world, it comes as no surprise that more Americans are adopting a similar philosophy for their travels. Rather than treating their travels as a relaxing escape, many people are now in favor of diving head first into a new city's culture and experience all that the area has to offer.

City center accommodations provide travelers with almost instant access to a variety of entertainment and dining options, making for endless possibilities when it comes to planning the ultimate travel experience.

With the rise in demand for metropolitan area accommodations, many larger hotel chains are struggling to keep up with the change. That's why many smaller, independent boutique hotels have become more popular among almost all Americans. Thanks to their smaller, more intimate size, these hotels can fit in even the most densely packed city centers to put travelers in the center of all that the city has to offer.

Furthermore, these boutique hotels go above and beyond the typical cookie cutter template that most larger hotel chains have adopted. Rather than creating an one size fits all experience, boutique hotels focus on providing their guests with truly one of a kind accommodations that mirror a city's culture and personality.

To learn more about the rise of metropolitan accommodations, take a more in-depth glance into the results of the Ellis Hotel's survey by visiting

If you're looking for a uniquely Atlantan hotel like no other, look no further than the luxury accommodations provided by downtown Atlanta's only independent boutique hotel at the Ellis Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta on historic Peachtree Street, the Ellis Hotel puts guests seconds away from the city's top attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants and so much more. Get on your way to discovering all that downtown Atlanta has to offer by visiting

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