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Mexico Boutique Hotels

Here in Mexico, we've noticed, there are now almost more ‘boutique hotels’ than hotels. Everybody seems to have jumped on the bandwagon and turned their ‘Holiday Inn’ into a boutique. Which begs the question: what exactly is a 'boutique hotel'?

Let's get back to basics. Verana, a member of the Boutique Hotels of Mexico, has been a boutique hotel for a very long time. So it is may be useful to remind our readers what a boutique hotel should be and how you define it.

Here's what Wikipedia has to say on the subject: 'Boutique hotel is a term [used] to describe intimate, usually luxurious or quirky hotel environments. Boutique hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain/branded hotels and motels by providing personalized accommodation and services/facilities. Typically boutique hotels are furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner. They usually are considerably smaller than mainstream hotels.'

Intimate, luxurious, quirky, stylish. Just like Verana.

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  • Gary Swan

    September 18, 2009

    I think Boutique Hotels are the way to go when you travel.

  • Sylvie

    September 9, 2009

    Thanks for the post! I agree there is a real need to keep the word ’boutique’ clean and squeeze out the imposters. That’s what we’ve always tried to do at and Verana is a great example of what we look for.

    You’ve inspired me to pursue the subject. Especially given that there’s actually been talk about the Government wanting to regulate what is ’boutique’ within the hotel industry in Mexico and I think that would be an even greater mistake.


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