When Only The Best Boutique Hotels Will Do
There are times when you want to splash out and immerse yourself in luxury. Boutique hotels are the ideal places for understated opulence.
Whilst many boutique hotels fall easily into the “affordable” bracket, there are several whose sole purpose is to provide a discreet, private oasis, where your every need is met and you want for nothing. These hotels may cost more than you’re used to spending, but by the end of your stay, you’ll be working out how long it will be before you can afford to come back.
What is it about these chic hotels that makes them so desirable?
The essence of hotels at the top end of the boutique market is in the thought, planning and detail that goes into their preparation and day-to-day management. Hotels like these aren’t built overnight; they are the result of months and even years of planning, design and travel, sourcing the right materials, the right furniture and the right accessories. Discovering the elements that make up a true boutique retreat takes time, and guests benefit from the result. At a luxury boutique hotel you might find:
• Personal 24-hour butler service
• Fine dining
• Private swimming pools
• Individual villas
• Private spa facilities
• Private beach access
The thought put into these hotels is evident in the design and architecture of the hotel, the quality of the furnishings and fabrics and the attentiveness of the staff.
The location of these hotels is all-important. Guests want privacy and peace and so these hotels are often set in acres of their own land, or on strips of private beach. Tranquillity and calm are the hallmarks of luxury retreats, so you will find your own personal serenity in locations like:
• The Maldives
From private islands to olive groves as far as the eye can see, these luxury retreats allow you to relax completely, exploring when you want to and doing nothing at all if that’s how you feel.