Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono
There is no need to dissect the literal meaning of the word ‘budget hotel’ to notice that there has been a shift in its implementation. These low-cost hotels are no longer just flocked by travelers with a limited budget, but also by more well-off travelers who prefer to spend their money on other luxuries. Therefore the term ‘budget hotel’ is no longer suitable. Some people prefer to label them as ‘smart hotels’ or ‘urban budget hotels’.
This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (60th Edition) in 2014.