Luxe Beat Magazine MAY 2015 - Page 41

Travel 7. Distinctive architecture: Rather than following a pre determined design, many boutique hotels have their own distinctive architecture that sets them apart from the multi-floored cookie-cutter rooms at the larger chains. With unique style and beautiful buildings, boutique hotels can be an experience in and of themselves. 8. Award winning: There are plenty of instances of boutique hotels receiving awards from such well known travel organizations as AAA and Trip Advisor where travelers have recognized the unique experience provided by such oneof-a-kind hotels. Take a look at information pages to find out what kind of recognition these gems have received and see! 9. Intimate Atmosphere: The smaller capacity of boutique hotels makes for a cozy, private atmosphere that is almost impossible to find in the long hallways and echoing lobbies of large, chain hotels. The quiet spaces of boutique hotels, their unique architecture, and their attentive personnel help create an intimate, relaxing environment during your stay. 10. Pet Friendly: Being an independent business allows for more creativity in hotel rules, so many boutique hotels have accommodations that larger chains simply don’t have. One such accommodation is the welcoming of guests as well as their pets. Pet friendly hotels provide a caring environment for animals as well as people. El Portal Sedona Hotel is no exception when it comes to boutique hotels. A visitor to Sedona, Arizona who chooses to stay at El Portal will have a vastly different experience than if they were to stay at the chain hotels. El Portal has won multiple awards and boasts an unbeatable location. Close the Grand Canyon, world-class hiking, and top flight shopping and dining, El Portal is close to many of the favorite spots that visitors want to see. And the owners and staff are knowledgeable and ready to help any guest organize a tour, select a hiking or biking trail, and decide which restaurant they would like to try that night. With only twelve rooms, El Portal is personal and welcoming to both humans and their pets as one of the best pet friendly hotels in the nation. The next time you come to Sedona, or when you decide to visit for the first time, keep in mind boutique hotels like El Portal Sedona. About El Portal Sedona Hotel El Portal Sedona Hotel is a boutique hotel with 12 amenity-filled suites. Unpretentious luxury resonates from this meticulously and accurately created “hacienda.” With a romantic courtyard and beautiful great room, guests can enjoy the serene, ageless spirit of Sedona. It is a pet-friendly hotel, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, voted one of America’s Best Pet Friendly Hotels by Condé Nast Travelers Readers (2015), and Best Pet Friendly Hotel in the USA by USA Today and 10Best. com (2013). El Portal offers guests personalized concierge services for the Sedona area to enjoy, explore and discover Sedona. Contact Information: El Portal Sedona Hotel 95 Portal Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336 800.313.0017 info@ElPortalSedona.com www.ElPortalSedona.com 41