One trend all the spotters are reporting on in the travel sector is 'Boutique Hotels'. Small, often independently owned, offering personal service and high-end style. The web has allowed Boutique...

One trend all the spotters are reporting on in the travel sector is ‘Boutique Hotels'. Small, often independently owned, offering personal service and high-end style. The web has allowed Boutique Hotels to both market themselves to a wider audience and allowed independent minded travellers to become far more selective about where the stay.

This trend in travel offers a far more unique experience. The new Soho Hotel in London is a 85 bedroom boutique hotel built from a parking lot with contemporary English décor, every room is different. The Murano Urban Resort in Paris has hot pink fur lined elevators and black lit hallways and uses fingerprint technology to access the rooms. In Ljubljana in Slovenia an army of artists including Anthony Gormley have created the spacious modern hotel, Celica, that still relects the original purpose of the building. Erm, a military prison in this case.

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