A New Trend The Boutique Hotel And Brasserie

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Over twenty years ago a new trend of hotel, the boutique hotel, began appearing in major cities around the world and today theyve now become an exciting part of the business of hospitality and tourism. But what exactly is a boutique hotel and how does it differ from any other?

Small and intimate are the keywords, with usually no more than 50 rooms and with fewer rooms, boutique hotels are able offer guests a more personal experience and provide VIP service, tailored to meet their individual needs. Most boutique hotels are privately owned with dcor and furnishings that range from classical luxury to the more avant-garde. In many boutique hotels, rooms are individually decorated each retaining their own unique style.

There are two completely different approaches as far as guest facilities go. While some hotels provide all the gadgets and technology of the modern era in the form of satellite television, bar fridges, the internet, fax and printing facilities, others prefer to offer, instead, quiet luxury combined with impeccable service.

Another fast developing trend in the boutique hotel phenomenon is the appearance of a brasserie, which is quirkily defined as a restaurant serving beer with food. Once again excellence is the key here and gourmet food cooked using fresh, organic ingredients heads the bill. Dining facilities are normally warm and atmospheric and often include live music for the entertainment of guests.

A fine example of this kind of establishment is The Harrogate Brasserie Boutique Hotel located in the centre of this charming Yorkshire town. Its a truly fine example of a stylish boutique hotel combining a first-class brasserie. With just sixteen snug and inviting rooms, the emphasis is on comfort and individuality, with each of the Victorian rooms beautifully decorated to enhance the buildings charm. Attention to detail is the mantra of the owners and in addition to its uniqueness and flair, the rooms all have en suite bathrooms, remote television, direct dial phones and hair dryers.
The hotels character abounds in the form of the carpeted wooden staircase that creaks occasionally and the sophisticated, moodily-lit bar and brasserie.

The introduction of live jazz groups have added to the exclusive dining experience in the brassiere and with Harrogate town literally on the doorstep, guests can experience a host of attractions and browse the many upmarket stores. The Royal Baths, Valley Gardens, Bettys Caf Tea Rooms, the International Conference Centre, the newly refurbished Royal Theatre and The Great Yorkshire Show are just a few of Harrogates favourite venues.

The atmosphere of The Harrogate Brasserie Boutique hotel, their exceptional staff, tantalising menu and superb selection of wines, spirits and ales, topped off with the cool sounds of jazz, make it a rare and memorable experience and many guests have become welcome regulars, returning time after time.

Finding The Best Clothes Deals In Boutiques

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If you have a little patience and are willing to put in some work, you can find great deals in boutiques. There are plenty of incentives that stores provide that bring the best value when it comes to clothes shopping. You just need to be ready to put in some legwork and research to find them.

Many boutiques offer seasonal clearance sales so they can clear out inventory and bring in new styles. These sales will offer discounts of 50 percent and often much more. However, just because you see the term “clearance sale,” that doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait a year before you can wear an item. In many instances, boutiques will run sales that don’t necessarily coincide with nature’s seasons. For example, they may offer winter clearance prices in late December, meaning that you should have at least two months to wear that new jacket or sweater you’ve been wanting. Similarly, many stores will have summer clearance sales in late July or early August.

You need to keep in mind, however, that your selection may be limited. That jacket may not be available in your size. You may have better luck looking at a store’s online inventory. Sometimes, items that can’t be found in-store may be available on the store’s website.

Another excellent way of finding good deals, of course, is by staying on the lookout for coupons. Some boutiques will provide you with substantial savings later in exchange for buying now. If you buy $50 today, you may receive a coupon for $25 off your next visit. You’d be able to buy $100 in clothing for only $75. Many stores will also offer printable coupons on their websites that you can bring in for added savings.

Mailing list coupons can also result in substantial savings. Sign up to get on the lists of different boutiques, whether they are traditional mail, e-mail, or both. You may receive offers that aren’t available to the general public. Check the bottom of your receipt next time you’re in a clothing store and you may have the chance to take an online or telephone survey. In return, you may be able to get 10 or 15 percent off your next purchase.

Credit card promotions and rewards can also result in good deals. Stores will often coupons and sales to customers holding store-branded credit cards. You may also be able to accumulate points on your card that you can apply to discounts on future purchases. By using your card wisely, you can take advantage of excellent deals without blowing your shopping budget in the process. Non-store credit cards may also have programs where you can accumulate points and redeem them for gift cards that you can use to purchase clothing at a later date.