Eight hotels join Boutique

1st Nov 2006

The first and only hotel brand to exclusively represent genuine boutique hotels has carefully approved eight more unique properties to add to its authentic collection of hotels and resorts.

The recent additions to Boutique’s growing portfolio of the world’s most interesting hotels include: The Hippodrome Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico; Elounda Village, Crete, Greece; The Boutique [email protected] Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Mangosteen Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand; Astarte Suites, Santorini, Greece; Fortune Land International Hotel, Beijing, China; The Vientiane Boutique Hotel, Vientiane, Lao; Imaret Hotel, Kavala, Greece; Al-Khobar Boutique Hotel, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Each hotel is absolutely original and offers a memorable boutique experience with the highest commitment to service standards worldwide.

“These exceptional properties perfectly align with Boutique’s strategy to provide distinct travel experience in the world’s most fascinating locations,” remarked John Sears, Chief Operating Officer of Boutique Hotels & Resorts International. “Experienced travelers have come to associate Boutique with exceptional travel experiences. We will continue to uncover genuine Boutique hotels as we maintain the most demanded brand in the industry.”

Hippodrome Hotel - Mexico City

The exemplary boutique hotel experience, The Hippodrome Hotel is an evocative twist of modern in a traditional Spanish manor, picturesquely located on the Vazquez de Mella in bustling Mexico City. Benefiting from its proximity to central business district of the world’s largest urban city, the modern art, antiques, steel, exquisite crafts and gourmet cuisine at the Hip Kitchen, epitomizes intimate and understated class at the Hippodrome Boutique Hotel.


Elounda Village - Crete

Perched on the rocky incline of the Mirabello Bay, on the outskirts of town, Elounda Village is a luxurious cocktail of captivating views, blissful serenity and Cretan hospitality. Colorful gardens cascade past the white-washed bungalows down to the private sandy beach below, adding to the tranquil, romantic atmosphere. Three of the swimming pools are sea-water, and are linked by waterfalls, creating an unforgettable image by the sea.

The Boutique Hotel @ Windsor Plaza - Ho Chi Minh City

The first of its kind in the world, The Boutique Hotel @ Windsor Plaza is in a landmark building surrounded by the best restaurants and authentic lifestyles of vanishing Saigon. Located in the heart of quixotic Ho Chi Minh City, halfway between the central business district and historic China Town. Home to world-famous Cafe Central restaurant and the ultra-chic Club Americana, this stunning property offers the only roof top restaurant with 360 degree views of Saigon.

Mangosteen Resort & Spa - Phuket

The Mangosteen Resort & Spa in Phuket is a five-star boutique resort named for the exotic delicious Asian fruit found only on this island. The flower laden fashionable 40 room resorts is Phuket’s best kept secret. Located on a private hillside in the heart of the south of Phuket Island, the Mangosteen Resort offers a unique setting of nature and luxury. Surrounded by tropical gardens, waterfalls, flowers and rich open space, the luxury resort will allow the boutique traveler to live within a private paradise, with privacy created by the breathtaking views in all directions.

Astarte Suites - Santorini, Greece

Built in one of the island of Santorini’s most beautiful locations, facing out to the endless Aegean Sea, Astarte Suites is a private paradise. This luxurious hotel, reflecting the utmost in style, space and color, is a true boutique experience. Volcano and caldera views, along with the Aegean, enhance the dream setting and seclusion. The splendor of these lavish suites completes the magical touch in this showpiece in this birthplace of legends.

Fortune Land International Hotel - Beijing, China

The recent grand opening of this marvel of modern art design offers the highest standards of service and hospitality experience. Fortune Land is located in the heart of the Beijing Central Business District and convenient to the cultural, political, and Tiananmen Square sites. Modern sculpture provides the greeting to the hotel, utilizing the hotel’s theme of Diamond and Ribbon. Glass optical luminescence presents a strong visual impact, while the hotel’s devise is centered upon the complete enjoyment of the boutique traveler.

Vientiane Boutique Hotel - Vientiane, Lao

Uniquely Lao, The Vientaine represents the renaissance of a magnificent rococo landmark. Just a short walk to the Patouxay Monument Victory Gate and morning market, the ideal location enhances your PDR experience. Masterfully transformed by Canadian hotelier Quinn Cheung, the Vientiane Boutique Hotel is a blend of modern amenities and historic significance that reflects both legends and recent development as one of the city’s most beautiful properties.

Imaret Hotel - Kavala, Greece

Originally built in 1817 and now fully restored, the Imaret has become the first hotel operating within a historical building in Greece. Overlooking the city of Kavala, the Imaret features luxurious rooms and suites, each unique in design and decor. Utilizing the charm and architecture of the monument, the Imaret has created a masterful fusion of its unique history and the epitome of elegance.

Al-Khobar Boutique Hotel - Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Al Khobar is perfectly suited for vacations or business. Within this chic and contemporary haven lies 130 rooms and suites, three fabulous restaurants, and much more all with exemplary service. Al-Khobar is the luxury hotel of choice for many celebrities and savvy international travelers. Three of the cities best restaurants are found at Al-Khobar in the Lobby Cafe, Al Nafoora restaurant and Rumours on the terrace.


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