Travel has always been one of the most important parts of our lives, and with that in mind, the hotel industry has completely changed the concept of hotels over the past few years. Nowadays, hotels are no longer a place to go because they do not have immediate accommodation in this city, but these hotels have become more than just a place to stay. These hotels now offer many other integrated services and luxury services such as restaurants, swimming pools, gyms, spas and more.
Over the last decade, the rise of boutique hotels has made a huge impression on the hospitality industry and still does. These boutique hotels already operate in every city or city, whether they are New York, London, San Francisco, or any part of the world. This concept for boutique hotels has been around since the 1980s. Initially, these boutique hotels were also known as "design" or "lifestyle" hotels. The Morgan Hotel in New York was the first to receive this boutique hotel label. Nowadays, everyone is trying to call their hotel a boutique hotel, but in general, a boutique hotel is one that is relatively smaller and designed to serve its personal customers rather than others. The definition of a boutique hotel according to most travel and travel agents and websites of this type is that it is a hotel that has no more than 50 rooms and the purpose of this hotel is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The explosion in the number of boutique hotels has caused confusion as more and more home hotel owners are opening their own boutique hotel chains. The most famous are Starwood hotels and resorts.
Following the immense popularity of New York's Morgan Hotel, many boutique hotels are emerging around the world, especially in cities that are hotspots in or around tourism. Let's take London as an example. For a while, it was very difficult to find a boutique hotel there, but now boutique hotels can be seen on every second street and whatnot, the larger hotels are also turning into a boutique hotel. These large boutique hotels are gaining popularity there as rents are high and small boutique hotels are not open often. Over the last five years, many boutique hotels have gained enormous popularity in London, some of them guest houses in Notting Hill, the Baglioni Hotel and the Soho Hotel in Soho.
In our second example, Paris, any type of boutique hotel can promise you great success. This is probably the reason why there is a huge variety and quantity of boutique hotels to choose from. One of the oldest boutique hotels in Paris is called Montalembert and is located on the left bank. The hotels that have recently been turned into a boutique hotel are the De Sers Hotel located on Avenue Pierre and the Hotel Sezz located near the Eiffel Tower.
The interesting fact about boutique hotels is that boutique hotels in North America are slightly larger than boutique hotels worldwide and this is due to the fact that rents there are higher. But still, boutique hotels are very famous in America.
It is believed that as the tourism sector grows the hotel industry, especially the boutique hotel industry will grow, and the fact that large hoteliers have begun to take an interest in boutique hotels will help this industry to flourish for many years ahead.