Boutique hotel

Boutique hotel is a term used initially in North America and the United Kingdom to describe small hotels which have typically between 10 and 100 rooms in unique settings with upscale accommodations.


Boutique hotels began appearing in the 1980s in major cities like London, New York, and San Francisco. The term was coined by Steve Rubell in 1984 when he compared the Morgans Hotel, the first hotel he and Ian Schrager owned, to a boutique.


Many boutique hotels are furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner. The popularity of the boutique concept has prompted some multi-national hotel companies to try and capture a market share. In the United States, New York City remains an important centre for boutique hotels clustered about Manhattan. Some members of the hospitality industry are following the general "no-frill chic" consumer trend, with affordable or budget boutique hotels being created all around the world. Boutique hotels are found in London, New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles. They are also found in resort destinations with exotic amenities such as electronics, spas, yoga and/or painting classes.

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SLS Hotel Brand Expands Internationally with Opening of SLS Cancun in Partnership with Related Group

The Saratogian 10 Feb 2021
... and now the unmatched wellness services of SLS Hotels ... Established in 2002 by Sam Nazarian, and following the acquisition of the pioneer of boutique lifestyle hotels, Morgans Hotel Group in 2016, sbe has grown into an unparalleled global portfolio of lifestyle destinations....

The Old No. 77 Hotel in New Orleans is a budget-friendly stay with an excellent ...

Business Insider 05 Feb 2021
Converting a 19th-century warehouse space into a boutique hotel could lead to some cliched design choices, but I felt as though the hotel had thoughtfully avoided these ... Unlike some of its boutique hotel peers in the CBD, the doesn't have a rooftop bar or swimming pool....

27 Great Holiday Gift Ideas From Truly Chic Hotel Boutiques

Wall Street Journal 04 Dec 2020
NO LONGER cramped kiosks selling postcards and prophylactics, many hotel gift shops have become expertly curated boutiques ... Online Christmas shopping via hotel boutique helps the hard-hit hospitality industry, too ... On the ground floor of this reinvented 1930s downtown hotel, the ......

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