I have to admit I am new to the term ’boutique hotels’ but it now seems to be exploding as I see it everywhere.
It seems that this is the new ‘in’ thing to have in terms of advertising hotels. I am not sure if you actually know what a boutique hotel is but when I did some research in to the subject and the term it seems to be that a boutique hotel is sort of minimalistic in what it offers in the sense that it is designed to have less features that may distract you from relaxing. We all know that hotels can be busy places and even though they are supposed to be a safehaven of peace from the hustle and bustle of the outside world sometimes it is anything but. Boutique hotels in Bangkok seem to be changing this though. The notion of Boutique hotels goes back decades and originally came from Europe where hotels were designed to offer comfort over amenities. Now though it seems that hotels in Bangkok (and indeed elsewhere in Asia) are jumping on the boutique bandwagon as it seems to be the new buzzword when advertising hotel features.
But what exactly can you expect from a boutique hotel? For one these places are designed to really just provide you with relaxation and rest as well as comfort. You may find that they do not have the usual features that you get in other hotels but you may find that because of this you may feel more rested because of it. For example some boutique hotels in Bangkok may only offer internet in certain areas such as not in rooms, not because they cannot afford it but because they know that it can be stressful if you take your work home with you so to speak and so this is designed to allow you to forget about the latest board meeting and focus instead on being rested and rejuvenated.
Bangkok is a melting pot when it comes to people and places and when you factor in the heat as well, which can be relentless, you can see why boutique hotels are booming here. I do not know about you but I would be happy in a place where I can simply relax and not have to worry about the stress and hassle of everyday life for a few days and that is why I prefer a boutique hotel in Bangkok over the main ones that are offered. Sometimes it seems less really is more and this is a trend brought about by the emergence of boutique hotels in Bangkok, allowing you to feel rested and wonderful without the added stress usually involved with staying in hotels rooms and living out of suitcases. The more boutique hotels Bangkok has, and also other busy cities then the better off we will all be as travelers. There is no rest for the wicked as they say but a few nights in a boutique hotel in Bangkok will soon change that.