Location segments are hotel arrangements driven by physical location. Chain management has provided us with location classifications for an important number of hotels. Location segments are:
- Urban – A tightly inhabited area in a large city area. (E.g. Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, London, Tokyo.).
- Suburban – Environs of metropolitan markets. Examples are Sags Harbor and White Plains, New York, near New York City, and Croydon and Wimbledon near London. Distance from center city varies based on inhabitants and market location.
- Airport – Hotels in close nearness of an airport that predominantly serve request from airport traffic. Distance may differ.
- Interstate/motorway – Hotels in close proximity of major highways, motorways or other major roads whose main foundation of business is through onlooker tourism. Hotels located in residential areas have the suburban arrangement.
- Resort – Hotels located in resort areas where the primary source of business is from leisure endpoint travel. Examples are Orlando and Lake Tahoe, California.
- Small metro/town – (North America only) Metropolitan minor town areas with less than 150,000 people. Size can vary reliant on market location. Suburban locations do not exist in immediacy to these areas.