Remember the times when travelling to another place would entail days of frenetic preparation and detailed planning? Well, that scenario is passé. Today’s traveller is smart, driven, aspirational and in command. He is an embodiment of consummate refinement and taste. In times when straddling continents in a matter of hours is commonplace, the traveller seeks a personalised experience, be it the cuisine or place of stay, tailor-made to his needs. This is where the concept of boutique hotel comes in. In a refreshing departure from the pomposity of luxury hotels, the boutique concept stands out. The one USP of this line of hotels is its intimacy, an embracing feeling of being in a ‘home away from home’.