A record-breaking number of visitors who doesn’t really feel that they are tourists continue to arrive in D.C. To rise to the occasion, new boutique hotels are being built many of which can be found in residential neighbourhoods. They are offering local experiences that are different from the traditional offers to tourists.
According to Bjorn Hanson professor at NYU TischCenter for Hospitality and Tourism, boutique hotels are different from traditional hotels that people are familiar with. Uniformity which used to be the norm in hotels has given way to the surprises and experiences offered by boutique hotels.
Visitors at D.C. no longer flock to museums and monuments, they prefer to eat, live and explore like the residents of Washington. This has resulted into a boom in local restaurants, nightlife and culture. New hotels in D.C. are now into partnerships with wide a range of brands, clothing stores, chefs and artists to boost their advertising campaigns.
Travellers are savvier these days and they do not expect the same experiences when they visit different cities. They look for something unique to the city and want to experience the life of a local. In order to satisfy the desires of their guests, Modus Hotels offer complimentary classes at Georgetown Yoga, MINT and other fitness centres.
Meanwhile, Kimpton’s New Mason & Rook Hotel hosts local movers and shakers. It offers guests the “Made in Mason” happy hour hosted by a rotation of D.C. creatives who speak about fashion, music, food and drink. At Georgetown, The Graham ensures that there is a steady supply of Baked & Wired Goods on call.
It makes sense for D.C. to host innovative accommodation options because it is a uniquely specialized market. The city has a high concentration of international and well-travelled visitors. These visitors are in a position to make comparisons on the hospitality aspects of hotels because they have gone around.
In Thailand, there is a 5 star boutique hotel in Bangkok where a guest can enjoy the best in luxury and convenience. The boutique hotel is located in Sukhumvit where you will enjoy all that Bangkok offers in terms of dining, nightlife, shopping and entertainment.