The Luxury Hotel Market

In Costa Rica, the hotel union includes 32 registered establishments considered luxury hotels, offering accommodation options with prices ranging from $160 to $30 thousand per night.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The wide diversity of tourists that the country receives explains the existence of a wide range of hotels, according to representatives from the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH). The hotel supply caters for both tourists looking to stay in one star hotels, to other more demanding customers, seeking higher-level alternatives.  

See "Hotel Investments in Guanacaste" reports that "...The CCH has registered 32 affiliated hotels that can be considered as luxury. They are hotels with five or more stars that offer elegant facilities, state-of-the-art technology and very high-level services that can give customers 100% satisfaction and comfort," explained Flora Ayub, director at the CCH."

See also: "Costa Rica's Inexhaustible Tourism Potential"

"... The hotel with the most expensive option was the Four Seasons in Guanacaste, where spending a night at the resort's largest residential property can cost $30,135. Following the Four Seasons, and at a much lower price, is Ocio Villas By Casa Chameleon in Puntarenas. The price tag is $3,955 for its largest villa.  In the list of complexes there are also other names, such as Andaz Península de Papagayo ($2,113), Reserva Conchal ($1,587) and The Westin Resort & Spa Playa Conchal ($795.60)."

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Hotel Occupancy Rates Dip

July 2018

The hoteliers union of Costa Rica reported that the occupancy level in the mid-year holidays of 2018 is 65%, 3% less than the average figure reported in the same period in 2017.

According to a survey carried out on June 29 by the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH), in which 80 accommodation centers were consulted, between the mid-year vacations of 2017 and this year, the average occupancy rate fell from 68% to 65%. 

Bed & Breadfast Crisis in Costa Rica

August 2013

At least 10% of small B & B type hotels in Costa Rica are no longer active.

It has been estimated that in San Jose alone 10 hotels have closed their doors, however, it is not known how many of these types of establishments are operating in the country. "The information comes from knowledge held by private sector authorities, including the National Network of Small Hotels of Costa Rica (Renaph) and the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH), through which it can be inferred that they have been affected by the economic situation," reported

Westin Opens All-Inclusive Hotel in Costa Rica

May 2011

Since May 1 the hotel firm has been operating its first international all-inclusive hotel.

The hotel, located in Playa Conchal Province of Guanacaste, is operated by the SolMelia chain.

"Gisela Sánchez, Director of Corporate Relations at Florida Ice & Farm (Fifco), confirmed with La that the hotel, owned by a national firm, is being managed by Starwood (owner of the Westin brand)."

Westin Resorts Announces Hotel in Costa Rica

October 2010

By May 2011 it plans to open the Westin Resort & Spa Playa Conchal.

The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa is Starwood's first property in Costa Rica in 20 years and the newest member of the Westin Resorts brand, which has 40 centers in the world's most coveted tourist destinations.

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