There is something different and charming about staying at a boutique hotel. I have done that several times over the course of my travel journeys. Recently, I stayed at the Hotel Stendhal & Luxury Suites in Rome, and the staff was delightful and welcoming. The hotel is very charming and quaint, and the quality of the service is impeccable. I'm sure staying there again when I go back to Italy and book it for my clients.
Boutique hotels represent a smaller property with upscale accommodations and personalized service. Most boutique hotels acquire 10 to 100 rooms to allow a comfortable, intimate experience as an alternative to a regular chain hotel.
These customized hotels offer specific aesthetics tailored to their location. Allowing the guests to feel more in a vacation trance mindset and attain exceptional customer service. The owners can also change interiors and upgrade different amenities to their liking.
The term boutique initially surfaced in the 1980s when a hotel in New York City was compared to visiting a boutique retail store. For most guests, these unique one-of-a-kind stays are a destination within a destination as they are provided with that certain eloquent ambiance. The space is usually community-oriented, with local markets and shops adjacent to the hotels.
Who Stays There?
Regardless of age and demographic, everyone has displayed an interest in these unique and aesthetic hotels. Most of the visitors have upbeat personalities and express their curiosity through traveling. The guests range from younger generations to older millennials.
What to Expect
Although each property is custom-made to its geographic location, there are a few commonalities within each boutique-style property. Each hotel provides locally inspired food and beverage offerings with architecture that reflects the aesthetics of each destination. The areas usually convey an eccentric personality, exhibiting originality and uniqueness in simple things like the choice of flowers, furniture, designs, and more. These small personalized changes can transform the whole mood and setting of the themed space.
Boutique Hotels offer upscale amenities glittered with a customized appeal relative to each area. The intricate details and custom art will leave the guests in awe and enhance their overall stay. The boutique sector is one of the fastest-growing segments in the hotel industry, making travelers come back again and again to relive the unique experience.
Should you be looking for these unique type of experiences, make sure you call me to plan your next destination getaway.
About Sheyla Paz
Sheyla was born and raised in Cuba. Moved to the United States 21 years ago after meeting her husband at her beloved island when she was performing with a band at the Riviera Hotel in Havana. She is a Journalist, Actress, Producer, and Photographer with a passion for travel. Sheyla launched the tour agency to Cuba out of her desire to share her culture, music, dance, and the architecture of her homeland with others. Her agency provides travel arrangements to all Latin countries and Caribbean islands. She has several award wining short films and was recognized as a leading media personality in the Latino community in Tennessee with the award “Beacon of Light” in 2019. Sheyla was one of the few Cuban-American journalists selected to travel to Cuba with President Barack Obama in 2016 as part of the White House Press Corp. Sheyla is an ASTA Verified travel advisor, Signature Travel Network Luxury Certified Travel advisor and several destination specialist in the Caribbean and Latin America. She is also certified in Luxury River and Ocean cruises.
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