Recently, there has been a surge of hotel boutiques that have gained most of the guest accommodations all over the world. But do you know the real meaning of the term 'boutique' in the hotel boutiques or why this term is even used?
For it to be considered a boutique hotel, it must fit into certain criteria:
First criteria is that the size of the hotel must be small. It is often debated on how many rooms there must be in a boutique hotel. As for the majority, a hotel boutique has not more than 100 rooms but at least 10 rooms.
The third criterion is the atmosphere of the hotel, or the ambience and atmosphere in the room. The whole of furniture, interior decor and appliances all combined to make each guests stay an unforgettable and lasting one.
The atmosphere of the boutique luxury hotel is a blend of ambience, decor and the personal service of the hotel staff , and an understanding of how all these elements can be combined to create a feeling of personal service for guests, which contributes to the unique personal and personalized service of boutique hotels.
Another aspect that each boutique luxury hotel should include is excellent drinks and food selection. A top-quality service for food and beverages must be a key element in hotels, mainly due to the fact that those that have boutique hotels tend to be independent owned and therefore have more adventurous flavors, and sometimes more famous chefs, and modern options in terms of drinks.