Boutique Hotels that Connect You
Intimate, authentic and exceptional, the boutique hotels we select for every journey add a unique dimension to your travel experience.
A One-of-a-Kind Heritage
Properties like Markree Castle in Ireland, Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence and the Hôtel Napoléon in the Champs-Élysées have long, colorful histories that make them destinations in their own right. On Connections Boutique Group Journeys, discover these and other handpicked boutique hotels that often began as private mansions, government residences or religious centers, and that feature a special heritage that lives on in every guest room and public space.
Featured above: Markree Castle, visited on Scotland & Ireland: Stories & Legends
Authentic Local Character
A good hotel should feel like the destination of which it’s a part, without sacrificing comfort and service, and the hotels on Connections Boutique Group Journeys do just that. Beaune’s Hotel Le Cep recalls a traditional French manse with its 16th-century courtyards, while family-run Hotel Platzl in Munich offers authentic, rustic Bavarian charm alongside modern amenities.
Featured above: Hotel Le Cep, visited on France: Paris, Burgundy & a South of France Cruise
At The Heart of a Neighborhood
One of the most overlooked features of a great hotel is its location, and that’s why the experts who create Connections Boutique Group Journeys choose properties that put a destination’s hottest neighborhoods right at your doorstep. Stay at Hotel L’Orologio in Venice for easy access to the Grand Canal and views of the Rialto Bridge, or at The Gainsborough Bath Spa, set in the geographical heart of Bath and housing the only natural thermal spa in the United Kingdom.
Featured above: Hotel L’Orologio Venice, visited on Essence of Italy
The Right Size and Scale
Because they field larger groups of 40 or more, other tour companies must accommodate their clients in high-rise chain hotels with hundreds of rooms — and no sense of intimacy. Our typical hotel has only around 100 rooms and many have far fewer than that, ensuring you never return from a day’s sightseeing having to reach your room through a crowd of other guests.
Featured above: Hotel Ranga, visited on Iceland: Geysers & Glaciers