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Karen Tina Harrison

Just What Makes Boutique Hotels Catnip to Luxury Travelers?

By November 6, 2012

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Maybe you love 'em, maybe you're eh. But do you know what defines boutique hotels?

The defining characteristic of boutique hotels: they top out at 100 rooms or so.


So if you're thinking that boutique hotels are more personal, I couldn't agree more. Here's what lux travelers love about this hotel genre, and some of my favorites:


See if your fave small hotel made our picky list of exemplary boutique hotels >>

Soap-Concierge-Viceroy-Riviera-Maya Photos from top: Villa ©Phulay Bay Ritz Carlton; Penthouse lounge ©Thompson Toronto; Balcony room ©Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe; Soap concierge, Viceroy Riviera Maya ©Karen Tina Harrison.

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