Starting a Boutique Resort

A boutique resort is in some way similar to a boutique hotel where people can personalize their rooms to make it more intimate and luxurious.

People could also use this as the venue for their weddings, special occasions, and social or family gatherings.

Starting a boutique resort requires a quite large amount of capital. Due to its extravagant nature, boutique resorts must be luxurious. This capital will be mostly spent on developments of amenities to make it more attractive to the eyes of the customers. The main difference between a boutique resort and boutique hotel is that boutique resorts are usually located near ocean shores or beaches. In starting a boutique resort business, these few things are needed to be considered:

  • Knowing what would be the unique service that your resort will offer that will distinguish you among existing competitors. In every business competition, one should have a service that the customers would not experience on other resorts. Eventually making the customers into patrons.
  • Choosing the best place to start a boutique resort is also a thing to consider, choose a place that is already near the ocean shore and if possible, the resort must be facing the ocean. This would provide the customers a relaxing ambiance.
  • The resort should also be able to accommodate large numbers of guests such as in weddings, birthdays, or social gatherings.
  • Seeking advice from people who actually own a boutique resort or at least affiliated with a boutique resort. People in this business already experienced different things so they may be able to give you tips and advices. But do not expect your competitors to give you an advice because that would be the last thing that they want to do. If possible, consult business owners that are at the other end of the country or in other words, far from the place that you will actually start a boutique resort.
  • Since boutique resorts are usually located near oceans, bearing in mind insurance for your business might save you in the future. But make sure that your chosen insurance company would be able to provide you the best insurance plan. Shopping around for insurance company could make this step a little easier because you will be able to compare different plans different insurance companies offer.
  • Investing on people. Making your employees the best employees around the area is also a good thing to gain advantage from your competitors. Employees should be welcoming so that the customers would feel comfortable staying in your boutique resort. Remember that customers could make your resort as their home far away from home or as their second home.

If the things listed above are put into consideration before starting a boutique resort business, the possibility of success in this type of business will increase.

16 Comments

  • Prateesh said on March 3, 2011
    Inviting foreign nationals as business partners who are interested in the project of ayurveda boutique resort in Kerala, south india. Plan - 6rooms, infinity pool, garden, ayurveda spa, terrace restaurant. Location- backwater village. We are having over 10 years experience in hospitality / travel / tour industry. EXPECTED AMOUNT FOR INVESTMENT FROM PARTNER-40000 POUNDS
  • Susanne Paulus said on March 30, 2011
    Dear Prateesh, I would like to ask you to give me more information about your project. I am looking for a business partner for ayurveda/resort. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Ayurveda Travel, Susanne Paulus, Germany
  • Prateesh said on May 8, 2011
    Dear Susanne, I had sent your details in your mail id regarding the details of the project, hope to talk to you soon(vihaartours@gmail.com)
  • Raj said on September 16, 2011
    Looking for serious Business Partners to start a waterfront village Ayurvedic-Yoga-Panchakarma-Naturopathy resort in kerala...Waterfront land is ready, investors required to develop infrastructure and huts....
  • LOUISA ALISSA CHONG said on June 9, 2012
    I have a piece of LAND with ocean view in Terengganu , Malaysia, intend to start a boutique resort spa . looking joint venture partners with hotel experience . email me at: alissa.chong@yahoo.com
  • aneesh kumar said on August 17, 2012
    I am planing to open resort in coorg and ooty with good ambiance and aryurvedic treatments my two project is based in hill area with tea and coffee plantation around. i am looking for partners who can invest 100000$ i can guarantee you min 25-30% return per anum, please reply me
  • Praveen said on November 12, 2012
    Am looking to develop an eco tourism resort with kalari (ayurvedic)treatment. The budget should be around 7 crore indian money. Please contact me if any one interested .
  • Aarshee said on February 1, 2013
    Am going to start with a resort with ayurvedic n naturopathy treatments , would like to have idea about manpower and planning. its around 100 acres of land (30 acres using for kino plantation). please share ur valuable ideas as i m very new to this....
  • Vimal said on July 15, 2013
    Hai, Looking for foreign investors who would like to join as business partners in 02 resort projects in Kerala.
    1. An Ayurvedic Village Resort in the hills of Periyar. We have 4 acres of land and planning for 16 - 18 cottages. The initial plans are for a proper full fledged Ayurveda Wellness Resort.
    2. A plantation retreat resort in the hills of Munnar. We have 05 acres of plantations land. Planning for a boutique property with around 20 cottages in luxury style.
    Any foreign investors who would like to have a joint venture in these projects can contact me for further discussions. You can mail me on k.mathewvimal@gmail.com. Regards.....Vimal
  • nilesh said on July 7, 2014
    Hi I have land near tiger reserve pachmarhi. Planning to open a resort and spa for tourists. Investors welcome for joint venture. Hot water springs are available in the vicinity and the location is beautiful. Contact me on niladsadmin@rediffmail.com or 09596652020. Thanks
  • Satish Deshpande novice adviser said on October 17, 2014

    @Aarshee, Greetings from Aniket Associates. was reading your post with regards to an ayurvedic resort. wondering the stauts of the project, have you started the project or are you still looking for planing and guidance, if so we are a hospitality designing and project consulting firm. we provide for turnkey solutions to hospitality projects. our scope starts from making the project report and market feasibility report, provide for the design and architecture details, monitor the construction activity, set up the resprt for operations, source staff, and guide the promters to run the project till such time they are comfortable. looking forward to hearing from you for either providing turnkey solutions or specific and need nased solutions. I can be reached at 9738080801 - rgds Satish deshpande

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  • Mike said on February 27, 2015
    I'm looking to partner up with someone in regards to starting up a resort business. Whether they have experience or willing to go through the experience. I've been studying on hospitality and it has always been my vision to start a business up. I'm 24 years if age. I'm new, and have no business owing experience. I've worked at 5 different jobs. But I'm looking to partner up with someone who really wants to launch off. We can learn together, grow together and grow the company we built. We need to form up a business plans and find an investor who will take a risk in lending the money. I'm in this for the long run. I believe anything is possible. Ive watched a homeless man go from homeless to self made millionaire. If we stick to it and never give up we can accomplish great things. Feel free to email me at theofficialmikejames@gmail.com. Thanks!
  • sumita said on February 4, 2016
    I am looking for partnership in resort business in Nainital. pls contact as land available but investment required for upkeep
  • R Nair said on October 25, 2016
    Looking for working and investment partners to start an Ayurveda retreat center in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala (near Technopark /Kerala Univeristy/ International Stadium). your partner who owns 1 Acre land and house resides in the USA. One office will be in New York for US customer acquisition.
  • R Nair said on October 25, 2016
    Looking for working and investment partners to start an Ayurveda retreat center in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala (near Technopark /Kerala Univeristy/ International Stadium). your partner who owns 1 Acre land and house resides in the USA. One office will be in New York for US customer acquisition. contact investorny@gmail.com
  • Shailender said on March 18, 2017
    Planning to open a resort in Alwar, Rajasthan, inviting investors with investment above INR 2 crores. It is a unique concept. The property is in a jungle. Rest details on meeting.contact junglehillresort@gmail.com

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