LUXURY HOTELS IN QUITO - DEFINITION
A Luxury Hotel or Luxury Apartment hotel is considered a hotel that provides a luxurious accommodation experience to the guest. There are no set standards (such as stars) for luxury hotels. Often 4 or 5-star hotels describe themselves as “luxury hotels”. Read further for the difference between Boutique Hotel and Luxury Hotel.
Characteristics a luxury hotel should feature
- Guest activities and amenities: Laundry service, unpacking and packing service, babysitting, a concierge who knows more than Google…
- Exclusive designer interiors, haute couture styling with fabulous artsy features and a state-of-the-art technology
- Luxury hotel bathrooms: Sufficient counter space, prestige or artisan toiletries, high-quality towels, enough racks or hooks, ventilation
- Allow an easy, simple and intelligent planning and booking process
- Fast, easy, discreet Checkin & Checkout
- The room offered is exact what a guest wanted (in terms of category, classification, physical location in the hotel, bed size…)
- Amazing service: Guests should get the feeling that they are known and valued. Your staff should know them by name, be friendly (smiling!) and respectful. Housekeeping and gardeners should be quiet and not interfere with a guest’s enjoyment of the property, maintenance personnel should appear at guests room within minutes etc.
- Luxury hotel room features: High-quality furnishings with opulent, expensive touches, attention to aesthetic detail, a quiet room with fresh air, original art on the walls
- adequate storage, hangers, safe, good-size flat-screen TV, coffee maker, full-length mirror,…
- And of course a Queen bed with a good mattress, high-quality sheets and a variety of pillow types!
How do you compare a “Boutique Hotel” to a “Luxury Hotel“?
A Boutique Hotel is a small and intimate luxury hotel, helt in a stylish design decor with a personal note. It has a unique character and distinguishes itself from other hotel brands. It it true to its heritage, it provides guests with great and ultra-personalized service and is typically situated in a fashionable urban location.
The term was used initially in the USA and the UK. While the first boutique hotel opened in London and San Francisco in 1981, the term ‘boutique’ was born when in 1984, when Ian Schrager and his business partner Steve Rubell opened together the Morgans Hotel in New York City, comparing it to a ‘boutique’...
- Location: Usually located in the hippest and fashionable urban areas. In trendy, lively, up-and-coming places or in high-end residential neighborhoods.
- Culture: True to their heritage they celebrate the local flavor is also an important feature of a boutique hotel.
Design: Architecture and interior design are unique and upscale. Décor, aesthetics, and attention to detail, often a theme are typical for a boutique hotel.
- Size: Small and compact luxury hotel with 10 to 100 rooms, with a sense of intimacy and privacy
- Individuality: Has to be unique with a personality and personalized service as an important feature of a boutique hotel.
- Character: Has an independent spirit. Fun and funky, trendy and offbeat.
- Service: Exceptional and highly personalized service is crucial for a boutique hotel and luxury hotel.
- Gastronomy: Hip, trendy and locally-sourced. High quality, authentic cuisine
- Clientele: Is individual and hip as the hotels themselves. From Baby-Boomers to Millennials. They are smart, fashionable and chic.
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