Americans Crave Comfort On The Road
According to the survey, nearly 31 percent of adults chose adjusting the temperature as the first thing they do when checking into a hotel room. Unpacking and hanging up clothes came in second with 29 percent, followed by turning on the TV (19 percent), reading safety instructions (10 percent), checking out the mini-bar (3 percent), and getting ice for the room (3 percent). Five percent said none of these choices would be their top three options upon checking into a hotel room.
“When traveling, things are often out of control and comfort is hard to come by,” said Robert Helt, technical director of the Trane Home Comfort Institute. “So, it’s nice to settle into a hotel and take control over the things that allow people to gain ultimate comfort, whether it’s changing the thermostat to the ideal temperature or watching a favorite TV show without any interruptions.”
Trane is a global manufacturer of air conditioning and heating systems for residential, institutional, and commercial customers. The company provides air conditioning systems for hotels around the world.
KRC Research conducted the national Trane research of 1,043 adult men and women from April 9-15, 2003.
The random sample is comprised of adults 18 and over. The sampling error is ±3.1 percent at the 95 percent level of confidence.
Publication date: 06/30/2003