I agree with the article. In my previous job, I travelled a great deal...three states in the territory. hotels, naturally, became very important to me. I became very fond of the Hilton family of hotels. I really think that the Hampton Inn is a great value for the money. If the price difference was negligible, I would stay at the Embassy Suites...they tend to be more quiet, and conducive to good rest and productivity.
I didn't care about pools, spas, or any of the other "stuff" that hotels seem to think is important to us.