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Characteristics of Boutique Hotels
When you are traveling, you go on the usual hunt for accommodation. You have the general luxury hotels, smaller hotels, apartment rentals, motels, and now even Airbnb options. As these options became more common, people started looking for places of accommodation that were different. Consumers wanted unique places that were different and not simply mass produced, like hotel chains. With this demand rose the boutique hotel.
There isn’t exactly a set definition of a boutique hotel. However, there are some characteristics that are generally seen in this type of hotel, and thus, you can find some indication of whether a hotel is a boutique hotel or not.
Generally, boutique hotels are much smaller than general hotels. They will usually have less than fifty or one hundred rooms. The basis is that the hotel is more intimate, small scale, and innovative. Therefore, it ends up giving off an atmosphere that reminds you of a really fancy guesthouse, rather than a corporate hotel.
As mentioned earlier, these hotels never feel mass produced. There is individuality in each hotel, usually because they are not part of a hotel chain corporation. Because of this, the architecture itself is unique. The interior and exterior can be anything, ranging from homely to flashy and vibrant. Although this may sound odd, some hotels even use intentionally tacky and gaudy décor on their premises.
This individuality is extended to the guest bedrooms as well. It is likely that each room is personalized and different to the other rooms. In addition, the amenities available will be of good quality.
A popular word used to describe boutique hotels is “eccentric”. This is because they don’t follow the norms of hotels. They are trendy, quirky, and often upscale. This is also extended to service. Boutique hotels might have unusual service practices that normal hotels don’t employ. For example, they might arrange your towels as cartoon characters or they might give each guest who comes a cactus. There will definitely be some unique elements in both the service and architecture.
Service is a vital part of boutique hotels. They usually attempt to provide very personalized service to each guest. There will be well-planned luxury amenities offered to each guest, and there might even be personalized gifts arranged.
Boutique hotels are currently very popular in the market. Thus, there are often options in many cities and countries in the world. They shouldn’t be too hard to find. For example, if you’re looking for Mornington Peninsula accommodation, you should do a Google search of the boutique hotels in that area, and you will redirected to the websites of these hotels.
With this unique nature, eccentricity, and great service comes a hefty price. Boutique hotels are generally quite expensive for the customized and innovative experience they offer. The price tag can seem excessive. However, if you have been to such a hotel, you will understand that there is absolute value for money. You get a completely luxury experience combined with personalized touches and a quirky atmosphere that makes for a great experience.
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