Boutique Hotels Getting Big in Asia
Boutique hotels are finally infiltrating Asia, according to a recent Newsweek report. The popularity began in Hong Kong and Singapore, but now Shanghai is starting to get in on the act.
The Newsweek article also has a few tips on the best of the boutiques around Asia. Starting in Singapore, the New Majestic Hotel gets a big thumbs up for its "quirky but ultrachic atmosphere". In Bangkok, the Reflections art hotel is described as individualistic and funky, and half the fun is browsing through the 28 rooms (all wildly different) to choose the one you want. (Even Vikram Chatwal's Dream Hotel is getting rave reviews there.)
And finally in Hong Kong they tip the Jia. It's a Philippe Starck-designed set of boutique apartments and Newsweek likes it because "the rooms have a stylish, minimalist feel with a dash of modern baroque". No excuse for sticking with the big names in Asia now.
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· The Rise of Boutique Hotels [Newsweek]
· Going Mad With Asian Hotel Openings [HotelChatter]
· New Majestic Hotel Singapore's Aquarium Room Package [HotelChatter]