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The Evolution Of The Lodging Industry

Boutique name (Elysian, James, Shoreham)

Typically each is a unique location

Cool people working behind the desk

Small rooms with small bathrooms and minimal furnishings

The place to be seen bar and/or restaurant

Free Wi-Fi

Sleek contemporary lobby

Unstandard uniforms

Fun amenities including turn down service (homemade cookies are the best)

Stall showers and duvet covers

Personalized service I love boutique hotels. While most hotels are individually-owned, they follow the corporate umbrella so are very limited to what they can and cannot do. Not boutique properties. And they are not kid friendly. Shortly, we will see major chains launching their first chain of boutique hotels which will move the industry to yet another level. It’s exciting to watch; there is plenty here to learn. Happy Wednesday!


Adam Harris was born in coal country, right in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. His father, Gregory, worked the mines every day and came home to his best friend, Jim Beam. Gregory had many frie


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