In the year 2020, there will be more than 100 boutique hotels in Australia, and while there are more than 30,000 hotel rooms in the country, just a handful of them are owned and operated by boutique hotels, according to the Victorian Government.
The number of boutique hotels was only just over 1 per cent of the total number of hotels in the state in 2016.
That means about 10 per cent are owned by hotels that have been opened and operate out of hotels, and another 10 per of the hotels are owned in partnership with local businesses.
“There’s about 150 of these partnerships,” Victorian Government minister for tourism and tourism development, Sarah Jones said.
“The idea is that the businesses that provide the amenities to the people that are in the hotels have an opportunity to create a sense of community, and that can then be used to attract tourists.”
What is a boutique hotel?
A boutique hotel is a hotel that is not owned and/or operated by a hotel chain, but instead is owned and managed by a boutique owner.
These hotels have different amenities and services than traditional hotel rooms, but have the same basic amenities, such as Wi-Fi, and are open to the public.
Many are also available on Airbnb, where guests rent out their rooms.
There are also more than 2,000 boutique hotels across Australia, some of which have been built by Australian hotels.
The Victorian Government believes the majority of the boutique hotels are operated by small boutique owners, and they are being built in order to attract more visitors.
The Victoria Government is also working with hotel chains, such a Marriott and Westpac, to expand the number of hotel rooms that are owned for the purpose of the development of more boutique hotels.
“We want to see more hotels open, and to attract businesses that want to build and operate boutique hotels,” Ms Jones said in an interview.
So we’re looking at expanding the number and size of hotels to meet the demands of the tourist market.”