Stay somewhere characterful…
We know that when our customers choose a boutique property, they want to stay in an intimate, design-led setting with an upscale atmosphere. These hotels set themselves apart from the big brands with heaps of character and a unique experience that you won’t get anywhere else. So if you want a trip that you can brag about when you get home, opt for a boutique hotel holiday.
Why we recommend holidays in boutique hotels
When it comes to hotels in the Flight Centre Escapes boutique collection, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, most of our boutique properties have between just 15 and 20 rooms and, typically, each room is individual in terms of size, style and furnishings. This is part of our plan to remain faithful to the original boutique hotel concept, which originated in New York with the opening of the Morgans Hotel in 1984. Then co-owner Steve Rubell said: “Hotels are like department stores. They're trying to be all things to all people. This is different. It's like a boutique.”
We have boutique properties all over the globe striving to reflect Steve’s philosophy – from St Lucia to Dubai to the USA – and each one has its own set of quirks that make for an unforgettable holiday. In some you might find designer furnishings, bespoke amenities like hand-made toiletries or a pillow menu, and even celebrated pieces of art hung on the walls.
Experience a boutique hotel holiday
The boutique hotels in the Flight Centre Escapes range of holidays are purely that: authentically boutique. In St Lucia, try Ladera, a romantic, luxury resort overlooking the volcanic twin peaks of the Pitons. With just 32 suites, it is the embodiment of boutique. Even smaller is the Little Arches Hotel in Barbados, boasting just 10 rooms and a distinctly Mediterranean, while the 28-room Inn at English Harbour in Antigua exudes an old-world elegance. For a sense of getting back to nature, Tubkaak Resort in Thailand is the green haven for you. It has 59 rooms, making it one of the biggest hotels in our boutique collection, but each suite feels like its own private enclave.
Also, when you book a boutique hotel holiday with us, you’ll immediately benefit from our complimentary Travel Butler concierge service – available from the moment you book to the moment you arrive safely home.