Are the extra stars worth the extra cost?
Often when choosing a venue for a Group Incentive stay, Meeting or Conference, there is an extra level of pressure to select both a great quality venue, and to ensure you get value for money.
When comparing properties, you may note that there is a significant price difference between the grading categories, and it may be difficult to know which one to choose.
This blog will use the Tourism Grading Council of SA's grading criteria as a guide to help clear up what you really get for your money.
Firstly, the Star ratings will depend on what kind of property you are looking at, as hotels will have different grading criteria to conference venues and centres. Take note that a hotel grading certificate doesn’t necessarily reflect the standard of their conference venue, this should be graded separately.
Hotels with a higher Star rating would include more spacious rooms, better quality furnishings and décor, mini bar and individual toiletries. But there are some factors which might have a bigger impact on your decision: