Less is More – Exceptional Accommodations with Smaller Footprints
What defines a hotel or accommodation as “boutique” has become obscured as places to stay have become more original. In the past a boutique hotel was an accommodation with fewer than 100 guest rooms. It was also “boutique” by virtue what it did not offer. That is no longer the case. And we couldn’t be happier.
We include in our definition unique hotels that are generally small but may have over 100 guest rooms. We also include some small hotels that offer full services and amenities. These are all very special. What characterizes each of our boutique destinations is an amalgam of special qualities, both visual and intangible, that give it a singular and distinctive identity.
No two hotels presented in this category are alike. Each accommodation has its own unique character and history, whether historic or contemporary. We find particularly appealing and fascinating buildings that have been converted to hotels from other uses.
We love this category as there are so many outstanding examples where existing physical features or limitations were creatively highlighted or overcome by design. The opportunities are endless, and thus so is our search.