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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Boutique & Lifestyle Hotels in South America market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Key points included

  • What is the definition of a boutique or lifestyle hotel?
  • Where are South American boutique and lifestyle hotels typically located?
  • How are South American boutique and lifestyle hotels segmented?
  • To what extent have chains penetrated the boutique and lifestyle hotel sector in South America?
  • What is the outlook for the further development of boutique and lifestyle hotels in South America?

Covered in this report

This report provides an overview and update about boutique and lifestyle hotels in South America. The following countries are considered to be part of the South American continent: Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Uruguay; and Venezuela. After reviewing the prospects for growth in spending on travel and tourism in these countries, the report defines ‘boutique’ and ‘lifestyle’ hotels. In a following section, some examples of boutique and lifestyle hotels segmented by geographical location are presented.

In the next section, the boutique and lifestyle branded portfolios of various integrated chains and affiliation groups are reviewed. In a final section, the outlook for further chain expansion in the South American boutique and lifestyle hotel sector is examined, as well as the prospects for expansion into new types of destinations.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Jessica Kelly, a leading analyst in the Tourism sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Hotel groups, both large and small, are expanding their portfolios of boutique and lifestyle brands in South America. Up until now, South American boutique and lifestyle hotels have been largely clustered in key urban and resort locations. However, there are other destinations, yet to be fully exploited, that could offer development potential Jessica Kelly
Senior Tourism Analyst

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview

        • GDP forecast by country
          • Figure 1: GDP – historical & forecast, by South American country, 2016-23
        • Trend in GDP per capita
          • Figure 2: GDP per capita – historical & forecast, by South American country, 2016-23
        • Inflation outlook by country
          • Figure 3: Inflation: historical & forecast, by South American country, (y-o-y % change), 2016-23
        • Exchange-rate outlook
          • Figure 4: Outlook for exchange rate of Brazilian Real (BRL), Chilean Peso (CLP) & Colombian Peso (COP) against the US Dollar, 15.03.19-2023
        • A dire situation in Venezuela
          • Outlook for spending on travel and tourism
            • Figure 5: Spending on travel & tourism in Latin America*, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Argentina
            • Figure 6: Spending on travel & tourism in Argentina, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Bolivia
            • Figure 7: Spending on travel & tourism in Bolivia, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Brazil
            • Figure 8: Spending on travel & tourism in Brazil, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Chile
            • Figure 9: Spending on travel & tourism in Chile, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Colombia
            • Figure 10: Spending on travel & tourism in Colombia, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Ecuador
            • Figure 11: Spending on travel & tourism in Ecuador, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Guyana
            • Figure 12: Spending on travel & tourism in Guyana, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Paraguay
            • Figure 13: Spending on travel & tourism in Paraguay, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Peru
            • Figure 14: Spending on travel & tourism in Peru, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Suriname
            • Figure 15: Spending on travel & tourism in Suriname, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Uruguay
            • Figure 16: Spending on travel & tourism in Uruguay, 2018, 2019 & 2029
          • Venezuela
            • Figure 17: Spending on travel & tourism in Venezuela, 2018, 2019 & 2029
        • Hotel Performance

            • Figure 18: Performance of South American hotels in December & year-to-date 2018
          • Buenos Aires
            • Rio de Janeiro
            • What is a Boutique or Lifestyle Hotel?

                • Has the term ‘boutique’ lost its meaning?
                  • F&B: a defining attribute
                  • Boutique and Lifestyle Hotels by Principal Location

                      • Argentina
                        • Buenos Aires
                          • Algodón Mansion
                            • AQ TAILORED SUITES
                              • CasaCalma Hotel
                                • Carles Hotel
                                  • Fierro Hotel
                                    • Ilum Experience Home
                                      • Legado Mítico
                                        • Brazil
                                          • Bahia
                                            • Etnia Pousada and Boutique
                                              • Rio de Janeiro
                                                • Fasano Rio
                                                  • La Suite by Dussol
                                                    • São Paulo
                                                      • Hotel Unique
                                                        • Fasano São Paulo
                                                          • Chile
                                                            • A 19% sales tax
                                                              • Patagonia
                                                                • Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
                                                                  • Santiago
                                                                    • Hotel Magnolia
                                                                      • The Singular Santiago
                                                                        • Colombia
                                                                          • Bogotá
                                                                            • Casa Legado
                                                                              • Clack Hotel
                                                                                • Isla Barú
                                                                                  • Las Islas
                                                                                    • Ecuador
                                                                                      • Quito
                                                                                        • Mashpi Lodge – Mashpi Private Reserve
                                                                                          • Casa Gangotena
                                                                                            • Peru
                                                                                              • Explora Sacred Valley – Urubamba Sacred Valley
                                                                                              • Chain Penetration

                                                                                                  • AccorHotels
                                                                                                    • MGallery
                                                                                                      • Santa Teresa Hotel RJ – MGallery by Sofitel – Rio de Janeiro
                                                                                                        • Mama Shelter
                                                                                                          • Mama Shelter Rio de Janeiro
                                                                                                            • Hilton
                                                                                                              • Curio Collection
                                                                                                                • Anselmo Buenos Aires, Curio Collection by Hilton
                                                                                                                  • Marriott
                                                                                                                    • Autograph Collection
                                                                                                                      • Hotel & Spa do Vinho – Bento Goncalves Serra Gaúcha
                                                                                                                        • The Artisan D.C. Hotel – Bogotá
                                                                                                                          • Design Hotels
                                                                                                                            • Bolivia
                                                                                                                              • Brazil
                                                                                                                                • Chile
                                                                                                                                  • Colombia
                                                                                                                                    • Ecuador
                                                                                                                                      • Luxury Collection
                                                                                                                                        • Argentina
                                                                                                                                          • Peru
                                                                                                                                            • Tribute Portfolio
                                                                                                                                              • Argentina
                                                                                                                                                • W
                                                                                                                                                  • Brazil
                                                                                                                                                    • Chile
                                                                                                                                                      • Colombia
                                                                                                                                                        • Meliá International
                                                                                                                                                          • Gran Meliá
                                                                                                                                                            • Argentina
                                                                                                                                                              • Innside
                                                                                                                                                                • Peru
                                                                                                                                                                  • Radisson Hotel Group
                                                                                                                                                                    • Radisson RED
                                                                                                                                                                      • Brazil
                                                                                                                                                                        • Wyndham Hotel Group
                                                                                                                                                                          • Esplendor Boutique Hotels by Wyndham
                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 19: Esplendor Boutique Hotels portfolio by location, 2019
                                                                                                                                                                          • TRYP
                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 20: The TRYP hotel portfolio in South America, 2019
                                                                                                                                                                          • Relais Châteaux
                                                                                                                                                                            • Argentina
                                                                                                                                                                              • Awasi Iguazu – Misiones
                                                                                                                                                                                • Cavas Wine Lodge – Mendoza
                                                                                                                                                                                  • El Colibri – Cordoba
                                                                                                                                                                                    • EOLO – Patagonia’s Spirit – Patagonia
                                                                                                                                                                                      • House of Jasmines – Salta
                                                                                                                                                                                        • La Bamba de Areco – San Antonio de Areco
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Las Balsas – Neuquen, Patagonia
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Brazil
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Saint Andrews – Gramado (Rio Grande do Sul)
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Txai Resort Itacaré – Bahia
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Chile
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • andbeyond Vira Vira – Araucania
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Awasi Atacama – San Pedro de Atacama
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Awasi Patagonia – Patagonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Clos Apalta Residence – Colchagua Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Colombia
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Casa Pestagua – Cartagena
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ecuador
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Galapagos cruises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Peru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Delfin Amazon Cruises – Iquitos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hotel B – Lima
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Inkaterra La Casona – Cusco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sol y Luna – Urubamba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Titilaka – Lake Titicaca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Uruguay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Narbona Wine Lodge – Colonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Small Luxury Hotels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Argentina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1828 Smart Hotel – Buenos Aires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • CasaSur Recoleta – Buenos Aires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Correntoso Lake & River Hotel – Patagonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Entre’Cielos – Mendoza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa – Ushuaia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brazil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Campo Bahia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Castillo Rojo – Santiago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Colombia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Movich Casa del Alférez – Cali
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias – Cartagena
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ecuador
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pikaia Lodge – Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Peru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Royal Park Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • YOO Hotels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brazil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What Next?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • More chain penetration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Six Senses coming to South America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Closest point to Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Villas and residences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Spa treatments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Canopy by Hilton coming to São Paulo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Moxy to arrive soon in Medellín
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Expansion into non-traditional locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Suriname has a bright future

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                About the report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Consumer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Competitors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Innovations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Trends

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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