Two-legged strutting...Vain's world.

Why do hotels and resorts feel the need to add “boutique” to their name? They’d be much better off simply acting the part through and through. A good name gets the brand rolling; stuffing an unnecessary descriptor into the name is clunky, distracting  and expensive. Stuffing is for turkeys. Forced descriptors take away from the name, having the opposite effect of what was intended. Forcing is for bulbs. They even put the staff in the position of having to constantly defend that attribute of the brand. Tabou. As you can see from some who could use a touch of the eraser, White-Out, Photo-Shop or their boo-boo remover of choice, it’s apparently a regional malaise.

Bootiques — Argentina*
Vain Boutique Hotel (Buenos Aires)
Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa (Buenos Aires)
Mine Hotel Boutique (Buenos Aires)
Purobaires Hotel Boutique (Buenos Aires)
Kkala Hotel Boutique (Salta)

*Note how the naming convention of four of five of Argentina’s hotels are based on the Spanish language, with the descriptor coming after the noun that it modifies.

Bootiques — Brazil
Etnia Pousada & Boutique (Trancoso, Bahia)
Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel (Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro)
Vila dos Orixas Boutique Hotel (Morro de São Paulo, Bahia)
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa (Buzios, Rio de Janeiro)
Zank Boutique Hotel (Salvador, Bahia)

Bootiques — Mexico
Rodavento Boutique Hotel (Valle de Bravo)
Villa Maria Cristina Boutique Hotel (Guanajuato)
Boutique Hotel CasaSandra (Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo)
In Fashion Hotel Boutique (Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo)
Clarum 101 Boutique Hotel (Guadalajara, Jalisco)
La Puertecita Boutique Hotel (San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato)

Bootiques — Other
Ka’ana Boutique Resort (Belize)
Hollman Beletage Design & Boutique Hotel (Vienna, Austria)
The Angler’s Boutique Resort (Miami Beach, Florida)
Boutique Hotel Zara (Budapest, Hungary)
Dan Boutique Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel)
Golden Apple Boutique Hotel (Moscow, Russia)
Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel (Singapore, Singapore)
Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse (Patemoster, South Africa)

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