Boutique Hotels - Much More Than Just Accommodation
Boutique Hotels on the Rise
Traveling has always been one of the most important parts of our lives and keeping this in mind the hotel industry has changed the whole conception of hotels very rapidly in the past few years. Now hotels are no longer a place where one goes because he has no immediate accommodation in that city but these hotels have become more than just a place to stay. When travelers go on business trips, they use brand name hotels like the Marriott for Business, Hyatt or the Hilton Hotels. While these hotels are good for getting a decent nights sleep, they do not offer much more than that comfortable bed. Yet, there is an alternative if you're looking for something a little more than a bed. A boutique hotel. These hotels now come up with many other integrated services and luxuries like restaurants, lounges, swimming pools, gymnasiums, spas and many other amenities.
Why Choose a Boutique Hotel
In the last one decade the rise of boutique hotels has made a huge impression on the hotel industry and is still making it. These boutique hotels are now operating in every major or small city whether it is
Dubai or any part of the world. This idea of boutique hotels basically existed from early 1980s. Initially, these boutique hotels were also known as "designer" or "lifestyle" hotels. The Bedford in Union Square, San Francisco hotel was the first to get this label of "boutique hotel". Now days, everyone is trying to call their hotel a boutique hotel but generally, a boutique hotel is one which is relatively smaller, and envisioned with the purpose of serving their personal customers rather than others. The characterization of boutique hotel as per most of the travel and tour agents and websites of this type is, it is a hotel which do not have more than 75 rooms and the aim of this hotel is to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The blast in the numbers of boutique hotels has brought confusion as more and more internal hotel owners are opening their own chain of boutique hotels. Most famous are Kimpton hotels.
After the huge popularity of New York's The NoMad Hotel, many boutique hotels have come into presence all around the world especially in the urban area cities in terms of tourism or around them. Let's take Las Vegas as an example. Till some time back, it was very hard to find one boutique hotel there but now boutique hotels are seen in every second street and what's more, sizable hotels are also converting themselves into a boutique hotel. These large Las Vegas boutique hotels are gaining more popularity there as the rents are high and small boutique hotels are not workable often. In last five years or so, many boutique hotels have gained huge popularity in Las Vegas and some of them are Waldorf Astoria, Nobu Hotel, The Cosmopolitan and the Artisan Hotel.
In our second example, Miami, every type of boutique hotel can promise you a success. Probably, this is the reason why there is a huge variety and numerous of boutique hotels to choose from. One of the Miami Beach most popular boutique hotels is called The Miami Beach EDITION and it is situated next to the beach. The hotels that have been inducted as boutique hotel very recently are The Setai, an oasis of tranquility amidst the vibrant energy of South Beach and Adult-Only Blanc Kara Hotel.
The Rise Of The Boutique Hotel in US
The interesting fact about boutique hotels is that the boutique hotels of North America are slightly bigger than the boutique hotels all around the world and this is because of the fact that rates are higher there. But still the boutique hotels are very famous in America.
It is estimated that as the tourism sector will grow the hotel industry especially the boutique hotel industry will also luxuriate and also the fact that the big hoteliers have initiated their expression of interest in boutique hotels, will help this industry flourish for many years to come.