A heated debate among hoteliers would commence after questioning which was the world's first boutique hotel. However, L'Hotel in Paris is a likely candidate for this prestigious title. To understand why we have to go back in time.
Paris is not a cheap city. Usually, it ranks among the top 10 most expensive places to live, and that is reflected by the hotel prices.
The good news, however, is that fierce competition dictated quality standards are unusually high. Parisian hotels require special attention to detail and a great deal of hospitality to satisfy the ever-growing needs of tourists.