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Unit 14 :
Staying at Boutique Hotel
To know the history of boutique hotels.
Do you love going to hotels? And what’s your favorite one?
Repeat the following words and phrases with your teacher and use them in a sentence.
- boutique hotel (n)
- vibe (n)
- emphasize (v)
- eminent (adj)
- amenities (n)
- exotic (adj)
- quibbling (n)
- trend (n)
Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.
Hey, Jessica, I was thinking we could get away for the weekend and do something special.
I was thinking the same thing! I really want to stay at this new boutique hotel that just opened. They’ve gotten a lot of positive reviews so far.
I still don’t know what’s so special about boutique hotels. I mean, all you need is a place to sleep.
That’s not true! Boutique hotels are much nicer than the big box hotels. Plus, each boutique hotel is unique and has a different vibe.
I guess, I still don’t see what the big deal is.
Normally, they also offer a more personalized service. Because a boutique hotel has fewer guests, they really emphasize a personalized and individual.
That does sound pretty nice.
Exactly! Ok, I’ll make the reservation right now.
Check the following sentences if there is a mistake.
- Big box hotels are much nicer than the boutique hotels.
- Boutique hotels have a lot of guests.
- Boutique hotel is unique and has a different vibe.
Read the article with your teacher.
A boutique hotel is a small hotel which typically has between 10 and 100 rooms in settings with upscale accommodations and individualized unique selling points (USPs).
Boutique hotels began appearing in the 1980s in major cities like London, New York, and San Francisco. Boutique hotels are believed to have been introduced in the early 1980s. Two of the first boutique hotels in the world opened their doors to the public in 1981: The Blakes Hotel in South Kensington, London (designed by celebrity stylist Anouska Hempel) and the Bedford in Union Square, San Francisco (the first in a series of 34 boutique hotels currently operated under the flag of one of the most eminent players in the boutique hotel world today, the Kimpton Group). Although there is some quibbling as to whether it was the first boutique hotel ever, Morgans, founded by Ian Shrager and Steve Rubell in New York City, is the most notable of the era; it debuted in 1984. San Francisco & Los Angeles Boutique Hoteliers were engaged in what was an East Coast/West Coast debate over exactly who coined the phrase. Many have laid claim.
Many boutique hotels are furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner.The popularity of the boutique concept has prompted some multinational hotel companies to try to capture a market share.In the United States, New York City remains an important centre for boutique hotels clustered about Manhattan. Some members of the hospitality industry are following the general “no-frill chic” consumer trend, with affordable or budget boutique hotels being created all around the world.Boutique hotels are found in London, New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles. They are also found in resort destinations with exotic amenities such as electronics, spas, yoga and painting classes.
True or False: Write T if the statement is True and F is the statement is False and check it to m make the sentence correct.
- A boutique hotel is a small hotel which typically has between 10 and 50 rooms.
- Boutique hotels began appearing in the 1980s in major cities like London, California and San Francisco.
- Two of the first boutique hotels in the world opened their doors to the public in 1981: The Blakes Hotel in South Kensington, and the Bedford in Union Square.
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