Travel Industry Classification

Drake & Cavendish display the rating and classification system used throughout the world by the travel industry. The hotel rating system ranges from 1 to 10 and has been an industry standard for over 70 years.

  • industry rating
    Superior Deluxe
    out of 10
    10

    An exclusive, expensive luxury hotel offering the highest standards of accommodations and facilities and providing almost any level of personal service - Guest and public rooms are luxurious, service is impeccable - A prestige address Luxury hotels in this category are among the best in the world.

  • industry rating
    Deluxe
    out of 10
    9

    An outstanding, expensive, luxury hotel offering many of the same features as a Superior Deluxe and in many instances may be just as satisfactory - There may be fewer personalized amenities or services - May cater to a more diverse, trend setting clientele.

  • industry rating
    Moderate Deluxe
    out of 10
    8

    Basically a Deluxe hotel, but frequently more heavily marketed to business clients or groups - Expect outstanding accommodations and public rooms - May not be as intimate or exclusive or may have less emphasis on atmosphere or personal service.

  • industry rating
    Superior First Class
    out of 10
    7

    An above average First Class hotel with some outstanding features and a broad range of services - May have a special focus on design, style and amenities - Guest rooms and public areas are tastefully furnished and very comfortable striving to meet the needs of business and leisure guests. May have superior executive level or wing.

  • industry rating
    First Class
    out of 10
    6

    This is the full service hotel - A dependable, well-maintained hotel with comfortable accommodations and public areas - Usually provides a full range of services, amenities and facilities.

  • industry rating
    Limited Service First Class
    out of 10
    5

    A property offering full first-class comfortable, quality accommodations, but limited public areas, dining and facilities - Usually moderate in size - Some may use a residential scale and architecture, others may feature a unique atmosphere or design - Many offer complimentary breakfast or evening drinks in the lobby or in an informal restaurant.

  • industry rating
    Moderate First Class
    out of 10
    4

    Essentially a First Class establishment with comfortable but sometimes simple accommodations - Public areas may be limited - Some first class features may be lacking, but generally provides all the essentials a guest requires.

  • industry rating
    Superior Tourist Class
    out of 10
    3

    Primarily a mid-market economy hotel - Accommodations are well kept and functional, some with charming or intimate features - Many with in-room amenities designed for business travellers - Usually public rooms and facilities are limited.

  • industry rating
    Tourist Class
    out of 10
    2

    A property for the budget traveller providing basic room amenities, but few services - May have some facilities or features of Superior Tourist Class - Accommodations may be standardized - Often in locations convenient to highways, business or airports.

  • industry rating
    Moderate Tourist Class
    out of 10
    1

    A budget property with a no frills approach, providing basic accommodations for the traveller.