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61% of Americans Would Rather Stay at a Hotel Than With Their Families

Family serving Christmas dinner

A recent Hyatt Regency survey shows that Americans want to go home for the holidays, but not stay there.

It’s the holiday season and travelers across America are heading home for holiday celebrations with family. But according to a new survey by Hyatt Regency, that doesn’t mean travelers want to physically stay in their relatives’ houses. A full 61 percent of those polled would much rather stay somewhere else. Reasoning ranged from everything from pet nuisances to drama among family members.

“I think for us, the takeaway was that sometimes it’s just good not to be home,’’ Sandra Cordova Micek, Hyatt’s senior vice president of global brands, told USA Today. “That holds true in many different circumstances, whether it’s travel for leisure, business travel or even holiday travel. That human truth that we found, it really does show itself in many different circumstances.’’

Here are the complete results of the survey, explaining why people would rather stay somewhere other than a relative’s house:

I wouldn’t have my own space, free of the craziness. 50%
I would have to share a bathroom. 25%
I wouldn’t be able to watch TV alone. 21%
I can’t choose/cook my own food. 18%
I wouldn’t be able to be intimate with my spouse/significant other/partner. 16%
I wouldn’t be able to walk around naked. 14%
I would have to share a room with a relative. 11%
I wouldn’t be able to work out. 10%
I wouldn’t be able to enjoy a nightcap. 7%
I wouldn’t be able to sleep in the same room as my spouse/partner. 5%
I would have to clean up after a drunken relative 4%

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rickg523 December 22, 2015

A bit self serving?