5 Star: Luxury properties are among the best hotels and resorts in the world offering elite personalized service and unsurpassed amenities. Rooms include elegant furnishings, state of the art electronics, and luxurious in-room amenities. These hotels and resorts will likely have one or more of the following onsite: full-service Spa, 18+ hole Golf Course, multiple gourmet restaurants, 24-hr room service, and a premium location near a beach/ocean, ski area or in the heart of city center.

4 Star: Deluxe properties include large, more formal hotels & boutique hotels offering top-notch service and usually include the following amenities: valet parking, concierge, fitness facility, room service, on-site or nearby gourmet restaurants, spa services. Guest rooms usually feature deluxe bedding & linens, high-end electronics, and luxurious bath products. These hotels are usually located in premium locations near shopping, dining & entertainment districts.

3 Star: Superior properties exceed the basic accommodation needs of the traveler and offer higher end hotel amenities such as room service, dining facilities, internet access, and fitness rooms. These hotels usually offer spacious rooms with superior in-room amenities, most with flat-panel televisions & in-room internet connections. Most of these properties will have an on-site restaurant offering breakfast, lunch & dinner. These hotels are usually located near popular attractions or activities, business centers, shopping/dining & entertainment districts and are often the ideal choice for family travelers.

2 Star: Moderate properties will meet the needs of travelers and consistently offer clean and comfortable accommodations with more in-room amenities than budget properties. Rooms are usually small to medium sized with a basic television, in-room phone and may include internet access in lobby. Some moderate chain hotels will offer a complimentary continental breakfast included in the room rate. These hotels are usually located near a major expressway, business center or attraction.

1 Star: Budget properties offer the basic in accommodations for the traveler. Includes hotels & motels (exterior entrances), all offer clean accommodations and meet the basic needs for overnight stays, with no-frills amenities.