Over the past couple of years with the rise of the Euro against the US Dollar, there has been an increase of Accomodations falling in the Boutique Category. Whether it be large or small, expensive or cheap, there are quite a few new and interesting finds.
PARIS A converted parking garage in the 20th arrondissement has opened as a Boutique Hostel. The 20th on the Right Bank is one of Paris's most up and coming areas.MAMA SHELTER offers 172 rooms from singles to suites, all with private facilities. With the unexpected extra of a Star Chef presiding over the Mama Shelter's restaurant. Rates start at 79 Euro depending on season www.mamashelter.com
AMSTERDAM Who say's a layover at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport would be boring. Not with the addition of CitizenM, a 230 room hotel directly across from the main terminal, and in close proximity to the express trans that take you into central Amsterdam in 20 minutes. All accomodtions are private offering custom made XL beds or twins. Touch screen controls operate room electronics. Rates start at 79 Euro depending on season. www.CitizenMamsterdanauroirt.com