What value does staying at expensive hotels hold on a vacation, considering travellers spend 95% of their waking hours outside the hotel experiencing a foreign culture? A clean bed, a window and bathroom appear to be more than enough. Furthermore, if one does choose to spend 5% of their waking time at a five-star international hotel chain or a trendy boutique hotel, it is unlikely one will get a sense of the local flavour. However, others may argue that a good night’s rest and exceptional service at a 5 star hotel is well-worth the price.