The Role of Private Label Brands in Enhancing Service Satisfaction in the Hotel Industry: Comparing Luxury and Boutique Hotels

HERSTEIN, Ram, SHAKED, Gilboa, EYAL, Gamliel, BERGER, Ron and ALI, Alisha (2018). The Role of Private Label Brands in Enhancing Service Satisfaction in the Hotel Industry: Comparing Luxury and Boutique Hotels. Services Marketing Quarterly, 39 (2), 140-155.

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    Abstract

    This research proposes private label branding as a strategy that can have a positive effect on guest satisfaction and loyalty in hotels that cater to travelers seeking a special hotel experience. We test this using the well-established SERVQUAL model of service quality, based on a sample of guests in two hotels: a five-star luxury hotel (N=225) and a boutique hotel (N=101). The findings show that in the luxury hotel but not the boutique hotel, perception of a private label had a direct impact on loyalty, and an indirect impact on loyalty through its effect on guest satisfaction. The theoretical implications and recommendations for hoteliers based on the findings are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School > Department of Service Sector Management
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/15332969.2018.1437250
    Page Range: 140-155
    Depositing User: Alisha Ali
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 11:02
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2019 16:30
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15720

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