The Ellis Hotel Highlights How Boutique Hotels May Be Better than Ever

April 05, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
April 5, 2016 - With the emergence of AirBnb, homestays and other short-term room rentals, it's easy to see why some travelers are choosing to stay somewhere besides a hotel when traveling. However, while most standard hotels are struggling, independent boutique hotels are thriving. Discover why boutique hotels may be better than ever before with some help from downtown Atlanta's premiere boutique, the Ellis Hotel.

One of the reasons that boutique hotels are thriving in a time where other hotels appear to be struggling to fill their rooms is a heightened focus on design and the guest experience. Unlike their cookie-cutter chain hotel counterparts, boutique hotels place a large emphasis on unique design, amenities and a higher level of intimacy.

Amenities and guest experience aside, boutique hotels are usually found in the middle of all a metropolitan city's action. Catering to a maximum of 300 rooms per hotel, boutiques are able to fit into tightly packed urban areas where larger hotels cannot.

Urban boutique hotels are uniquely designed to take advantage of the trendiness of their neighborhood. They often feature accommodations and amenities that reflect the city's energy; borrowing from a neighborhood's past and present to create a one-of-a-kind hotel experience for its guests.

The reasons above may be a part of the reason many boutique hotels saw profits grow by 3.1 percent annually between 2009 and 2014. Over that same period, boutique hotels averaged an occupancy rate of 75.3 percent, edging out the occupancy rate for the overall U.S. hotel market by nearly 10 percent.

No matter where you are traveling, there is likely a boutique hotel close by. The 2015 Summary Report on Lifestyle, Soft Brand Collections & Boutique Hotels identified over 650 boutique hotels in the United States alone, with properties located in 46 states plus the District of Columbia. Cities are by far the most popular boutique hotel locations, with the urban areas of New York City and Miami/Miami Beach leading the way.

If you're hoping to discover all the benefits of staying in a boutique hotel, learn more about how these independent hotels are changing the hotel industry by visiting

The Ellis Hotel is the only remaining independent, boutique hotel in downtown Atlanta. As the only hotel conveniently located both at a MARTA station and an Atlanta Streetcar stop, The Ellis Hotel is the perfect, chic hotel for anyone who wants a unique, luxurious experience with easy access to Atlanta's attractions and destinations. Inside The Ellis Hotel, guests will enjoy fresh farm-to-table cuisine at the Terrace Bistro Restaurant, complimentary internet, complimentary use of a full-service business center and fitness center, and morning coffee in the lobby. For more information, visit

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