A concept to experience…
Are you planning a journey to Spain? Speak to your local expert consultant and discover what really makes the difference in luxury Spain tours understanding the culture and the concepts beyond standard luxury. In all our luxury tours of Spain and Portugal, we will always suggest the possibility of a specific experience through local culture and lifestyle.
The boutique hotel concept
Boutique hotels are a sub-category of lifestyle hotels. This definition shows that even if the size is important, what makes a boutique hotel may not be before all a matter of size. In the Spanish perspective, a boutique hotel is and must be essentially an experience. And, to say it all, an experience of fine and refined emotions…
Considering the location of boutique hotels in resort destinations, it is pointed out that location is as important as in city hotels, boutique hotels are frequently hidden out of massive tourist spots. There are other similar categories with small room rate and great style such as design or lifestyle hotel. Boutique hotels distinguish themselves through the historical value of the building, luxury, and notable architecture. The boutique hotels are more about quality of details, luxury disparate elements, and feeling of intimacy. It is claimed that they provide their guests with intangible qualities such as feelings, imagination and create a coherent and compelling picture. They have intention to fulfil the practical as well as emotional aspect of the demand. The individual boutique hotels should reflect the personality of location’s heritage and nature. Historical properties, reconstructed palaces or mansions used as a common location to build in these kinds of hotels, for the reason that significant architectural aspects are seen as an important element of overall boutique hotel experience. In addition, the interior is adapted to the personality of the building with design furniture and high-tech in-room facilities. Even if the building has historical character, the interior is supplemented with modern contemporary design. It is pointed out that thank to the distinctive design and architecture, boutique hotels often provide authentic cultural or historic impressions.
Luxury Hotels in Spain – A growing sector
The Spanish hospitality segment has the big contribution on the national economy of the hospitality sector. Destination of Spain is known for its extensive hotel complexes. However, new hotels have to ensure they set up quality systems and pay increased attention to the tourists’ demands. Subsequently, new trends in hotels product offer are emerging such as personalization of services, management, and presentation of the establishments. It is pointed out that Spain is a culturally rich country, with lots of historical buildings, castles, and mansions. Investors, who built in boutique hotel, provide the option to save the dilapidated building and retain the original structure and features. Spanish luxury hotels are therefore often housed within converted heritage buildings with historical integrity that tells their own story. Reconstructed mansions, palaces, and monasteries transformed into luxury accommodation have their symbolic name in Spain: Paradores. The chain was created in 1928 and still inspires in style and service the growing sector of historical hotels.
Madrid, a leap into the ultimate trends
Madrid has been chosen by the greatest International luxury hotels companies to become in the few next years one of the most important European destinations in Luxury Lifestyle hotels.
In addition to the actual network in which we find sumptuous properties with inimitable Spanish style, like the recently inaugurated Palacio de los Duques by Melia International, sophisticated travelers will find in the city of Goya some of the most attractive offers in the old continent: In all these new projects of medium size properties (100 to 180 rooms) the most famous Spanish architects and designers have been called to participate.
Some of these hotels will surely get to be in the top list of luxury hotels in Spain in the following years.
As usual, Jean, our Chief Travel Consultant, will be visiting some of the properties which have their openings expected for 2017 to ensure that our clients may be the first ones to experience these bespoke luxury hotels in Madrid: