A suite in a hotel or other public accommodation denotes, according to most dictionary definitions, connected rooms under one room number. Hotels may refer to suites as a class of accommodations with more space than a typical hotel room, but technically speaking there must be more than one room to constitute a true suite. They can also be found onboard passenger ships.
In luxury or upscale accommodations, such as Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, Marriott, or Embassy Suites, key features may include multiple rooms. Many independent properties have one or more honeymoon suites, and sometimes the best accommodation at a high-end hotel is called the presidential suite or royal suite.
Upper-midscale accommodations, such as Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Candlewood Suites, may denote suites as one room with more space and furniture than a standard hotel room, and so technically these would not be considered suites of rooms per se. In addition to one or more beds and bedroom fixtures, such "suites" include a living area or sitting area with a couch that sometimes converts into a bed. Dining, office and kitchen facilities are also added in many of these "suites." Some properties offer only suites. These suites are particularly marketed to business travelers who appreciate additional space and may use it to host small meetings or entertain clients.
Bridal and honeymoon suites
While Niagara Falls had branded itself "the honeymoon capital of the world" as early as the railway era of the late 1800s, its first tentative promotion of campground "honeymoon huts" dates to the 1920s. The "honeymoon suite" pattern of multiple destinations offering bridal suites with heart-shaped tubs is a more modern one, which grew in the post-World War II era of aeroplanes and motorcar travel.
The presence of special "honeymoon suites" or "romance suites" marketed to couples, newlyweds or "second honeymooners" is widespread, appearing not only in hotel/motel or resort accommodation, but also aboard cruise ships.
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- Karen Dubinsky (1999). The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls. Between The Lines. pp. 183–. ISBN 978-1-896357-23-2.
- Patrick McGreevy (1 June 2009). Imagining Niagara: The Meaning and Making of Niagara Falls. Univ of Massachusetts Press. pp. 39–. ISBN 1-55849-771-4.
- Kay Showker (25 March 2010). The Unofficial Guide to Cruises. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 326–. ISBN 978-0-470-63721-0.