skip to Main Content

In the Boutique Hotel Space, Striving for Imperfection is a Goal (Hotel Management, 2017)

By: David Eisen

“Sometimes perfection is not the objective. At least in the boutique and independent hotel space.

That sentiment was made clear during an aptly titled¬†panel at the Independent Lodging Congress, “Wabi-sabi Aesthetic,” here at The William Vale hotel. In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.

Imperfection, to be sure, is a counter response to traditional hotel brands, where the goal uniformly is perfect standardization. But in the boutique/independent ecosystem, guests appreciate, if not seek out imperfection, which, in other words, means evolution continuance and a raw edge.

At least that’s how panelists made it sound………..”

Read Full Story
Simple Share Buttons
Back To Top