Boutique or Boutique Hotel?

One of the most frequently asked questions in M Boutique Hotel is, “Are you a Boutique or a Boutique Hotel?”, including many other variations. We know that at M Boutique Ipoh, we have an identity crisis but will now take this opportunity to clarify what M Boutique really is.

 

According to Wikipedia; a Boutique is defined as a small shopping outlet, especially one that specializes in elite and fashionable items such as clothing and jewelry. The word is French for “shop”, via Latin from Greek ἀποθήκη (apothēkē), “storehouse”.

 

The term entered into everyday English use in the late 1960s when, for a brief period, London was the center of the fashion trade. Carnaby Street and the Kings Road were the focus of much media attention as home to the most fashionable boutiques of the era. Also referred to as lejolie boutique meaning beautiful sounding relaxed. Boutique is a beautiful version of a shop, and also a relaxed version of shop.It can also refer to a specialized firm such as a boutique investment bank or boutique law firm. The word is often used to describe a property in the independent section of the hotel market in order to distinguish themselves from larger chains. In such cases the establishments aim to convey the idea that the operation is elite and highly specialized.

 

In the strictest sense of the word, boutiques would be one-of-a-kind but more generally speaking, some chains can be referred to as boutiques if they specialize in particular styles.

 

And the other Wiki definition of a Boutique Hotel is a term popularized in North America and the United Kingdom to describe hotels which have typically between 10 and 100 rooms and often contain luxury facilities in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Boutique hotels began appearing in the 1980s in major cities like London, New York, and San Francisco. Typically boutique hotels are furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner. Boutique hotels are often individual and focused on offering their services in a comfortable, intimate, and welcoming setting, so they are very unlikely to be found amongst the homogeneity of large hotels.

 

Guest rooms and suites may be fitted with telephone and Wi-Fi Internet, air-conditioning, honesty bars and often cable/pay TV but sometimes none of these, reaching the extreme end of the spectrum; focusing on quiet and comfort rather than gadgetry. Guest services are often attended to by 24 Hour hotel staff. Many boutique hotels have on-site dining facilities, and the majority offer bars and lounges that may also be open to the general public. Despite this definition, the popularity of the boutique term and concept has led to some confusion about the term. Boutique hotels have typically been unique properties operated by individuals or companies with a small collection.

 

Hence, M Boutique is actually a pun on the word Boutique, as we are actually two entities in one! M Boutique comprises of a Boutique Hotel with it’s very own Boutique! We also highlight our character and personality that is cheekily young which is translated into our service culture! After all, this is our Family culture of playing at work, while working at play!