Now that millennials have more spending power, a lot of them are allotting their hard-earned money on experiences, specifically, travel. But when planning their trips, they tend to gravitate towards staying at boutique hotels, hostels, and other unique lodging properties as opposed to big-chain hotels. Millennials tend to shy away from the Hiltons, Wyatts, and Marriotts of the world. They would rather spring for spaces that deliver a unique environment, personalized experiences, and modern amenities.
What is a boutique hotel?
Boutique hotels were pretty much unheard of in the past. They only started surging in popularity in the 1980s, when they began popping up in major cities like New York, London, and San Francisco. A boutique hotel is pretty much everything a chain hotel isn’t. It’s typically characterized by its smaller size, quirky design and decor, a local appeal, and individualized services. Unlike hotel chains which are pretty much the same in terms of amenities and services wherever you are in the world, boutique hotels provide you with a unique and memorable experience every time.
Benefits of staying at boutique hotels
Chain hotels, while luxurious, usually offer the same look, feel, and interiors in all their branches across the world. Boutique hotels are the total opposite. They’re thoughtfully-designed, typically taking into account the eccentricities of the area where it’s located and injecting them into the interiors and decoration. In boutique hotels, you’ll find interesting architecture, customized furniture, sophisticated art, lighting fixtures, and an overall distinctive vibe. You won’t get anything cookie-cutter like chain hotels provide. They all offer a wow factor, making your stay extra memorable. Every boutique hotel delivers something different, so no two stays are the same.
The main boon of boutique hotels is that their services are aligned with what the guests want. Since they’re smaller in size, they also cater to fewer guests, giving them the bandwidth to focus on each and every one. When you arrive, you’ll find that the staff already knows your name and can accommodate your needs. They also usually provide bespoke amenities and decorate your room the way you want it to look like. They can even answer requests like an extensive pillow menu, custom toiletries, and more. At a boutique hotel, you’ll feel incredibly pampered and valuable.
More value for your money
While not every boutique hotel offers its guests irresistible deals, staying in one will still provide more value for your money given the impeccable service that you get. And sure, there are some that can be quite pricier than chain hotels, the personalized services, custom amenities, and unique vibe make every dollar spent worth it.
When you’re traveling, don’t knock boutique hotels until you try them. You never know, you may just get the best experience of your life, nothing a big, chain hotel can ever give.
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