best boutique hotels selection,
lets first see what is a boutique hotel.
Origin of boutique hotel
Blake hotel, in Roland Garden, South Kensington, London. In 1981, first boutique hotel in the world open its doors to public .
Union square Bedford Hotel in san Francisco. Thematic of old San Francisco is well present in rooms
Characteristics of boutique hotels:
small in size
Boutique hotels are typically small, with 10 to 100 rooms. They are intimate in scale, creating the ambiance of being a personal guest in a private home, rather than just a hotel occupant. They often have communal “living spaces” where guests can interact.a boutique hotel is of an intimate size and offers five star personalized, one-on-one service. Even if part of bigger hotel brand, they work on not feeling a corporate hotel , proposing a distinctive vibe
Unique in character : design focused
The design is one of the easiest ways to create unique characteristics. The architecture and interior design of a boutique hotel is unique, combining interesting architecture, artistic furnishings, historic details with chic elegance, giving attention to perfecting even the smallest details of their space. Typical design that most follow are contemporary, chic, and stylish vibe mixed with some personality. Other focus on mixing history, cultures, periods,. Whatever, always with style, art and design.
Location in fashion area
Many boutique hotels are located in the most hip and fashionable urban areas. But alo in fashion sea side touristic places. The idea is to offer to their guest fashionnable place to stay surrounded by fashionnavble things to do and places to be..
Focusing on local culture :
Boutique hotel celebrate the local culture. By incorporating locally-sourced materials and reflecting the locations heritage through color and art.But also promoting culture , local food, cuisine, beverages. Their restaurants and bars tend to be hip, trendy and locally-sourced. High quality, authentic cuisine, and comfortable cocktail atmospheres make these dining and drinking spots popular with locals as well as guests.
Highly personalized service
Highly personalized service is a mark of boutique hotels. Luxury amenities, high quality spa services, gourmet restaurant, lounge bar, personalized room decoration, personalized advices for stay, gourmet restaurant, … part of huge list of personalized services that boutique often propose