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Determinants of Hotel Room Prices in India

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

ISBN: 978-1-83867-956-9, eISBN: 978-1-83867-955-2

ISSN: 1745-3542

Publication date: 14 October 2019


This paper identifies and models the effect of eight attributes that influence hotel room rents in India. These attributes are conceptually grouped into three factors: (1) site factors including the presence or absence of a “swimming pool,” “free breakfast,” and the “hotel capacity”; (2) situational factors including, “distance from the airport,” “weekend/weekday,” “city population,” “cost of living”; and (3) a reputation factor indicated by “star rating.” Our regression model uses secondary data collected from a hotel booking website for 570 hotels across 18 cities of India. The results indicate that six out of these eight variables namely, presence of swimming pool, free breakfast, hotel capacity, distance from the airport, city population, and hotel star rating have a significant impact on hotel room rents in India.




The authors are grateful to the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow for providing financial assistance in the form of Seed Money Grant SM 251.


Mathur, S. and Dubey, A. (2019), "Determinants of Hotel Room Prices in India", Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 15), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 161-171.



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