While chain and boutique hotels offer many of the same amenities, the biggest difference is the intimacy each provides.
Chain or hotel groups usually accommodate larger numbers – typically over 100 rooms. With this many people to service, staff aren’t expected to remember your name but your room number instead. But one thing you can expect from chain hotels is consistency. You can expect to find the same features that match with the brand’s image, no matter where in the country or the world you are..
Boutique hotels on the contrary offer a home away from home experience that many frequent travellers crave, especially in a pandemic environment.
“Located in trendy neighbourhoods, boasting modern design and individualised rooms, boutique hotels offer a smaller, upscale accommodation option, a distinct personality, intimate experience and personalised service,” says Gabrielle Marnewick of General Manager of Home Suite Hotels.
While not entirely new, Home Suite Hotels is a ‘new kid on the block’ – with two properties in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg, suited for the discerning business and leisure traveller.
The easing of lockdown restrictions means more people are travelling – especially business travellers who spend a considerable amount of time on the road, and a different breed of hotel stay – the long term stay.
Home away from home experience
While travelling can be fun, missing your home comforts can be expected – especially on long trips away. “We understand this and this is why we have focused on offering that homely feeling to all our guests. From the welcome at the door by our resident pup Hazel at Home Suites Rosebank, to our honesty bar – we want to take away the anxiety of travelling and make it as memorable and enjoyable as possible,” adds Marnewick.
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