Finding and booking boutique hotels the easy way

The term ‘boutique hotel’ dates back to the 1980s and people could be forgiven back then for thinking it was nothing more than a passing fad. More than 30 years on, however, the boutique hotel industry has experienced tremendous growth – it’s become mainstream terminology and, far from just lasting the distance, the popularity of boutique hotels just keeps on going from strength to strength.

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And with it has grown the popularity of sites such as – a luxury hotel booking site that is the brainchild of Xavier Bentes and that caters specifically for the boutique hotel market. Particularly popular on the site are destinations such as New York, London and Paris, three of the cities that it just so happens were instrumental in pioneering the boutique and design hotel movement all those years ago.

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Today boasts details on over 1,500 boutique hotels across some 35 countries – a handpicked selection of luxury establishments chosen for their unique credentials such as size, intimacy, service, exclusivity and location, and many famed for their input from prominent designers such as Philippe Stark, Adi Madhavi and Christian Lacroix. In addition to covering key cities in the US and Europe, also features hotels in far-flung destinations such as Asia and South America. Even some larger hotels are now making it on to the site’s ranks, but only if they meet the highest standards that characterise the best luxury boutique hotels.

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Booking is easy – the site has been designed in such a way that you can very quickly enter your chosen dates and determine the availability for your preferred hotel or destination. The whole process is a very simple one with no fees and an immediate confirmation so no waiting around to check on availability. Should you wish instead to perform an initial search, you can do so by star rating, budget, hotel facilities or hotel type, to help narrow down the boutique hotel that’s right for you.

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What’s more, have negotiated exclusive deals with a number of the hotels they feature, ensuring you don’t just get the personal service and unique charm that boutique hotels have become famed for, but that you get it at a price that’s competitive. You can even earn air miles with your bookings, thanks to partnerships with Air France KLM and the SkyTeam Airline Alliance. With thriving occupancy levels and a hotel concept that’s stood the test of time, the boutique hotel industry continues to set the standards that others look to follow.

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Comments (2)

  1. Izy Berry says:

    Thanks for give us a reminder of how to do this and it is a really good option to stay if you want something different this time

  2. Faith says:

    Thank you for this recommendation, I was looking for a boutique hotel and hadn’t come across this website – it could be an expensive find!

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