Boutique hotels

If You Like the Hotel Furniture, You Can Buy It

With the ongoing proliferation of boutique hotel chains like Hyatt’s Andaz, Radisson’s Blu and InterContinental’s Indigo, something unusual has taken place in the minds of many travelers: furniture envy. Thanks to the deep pockets of their parent companies, most boutique concepts boast retro-mod interiors done up by top decorators.

Boutique Chic

Thirty years ago, investment banker Bill Kimpton corralled some investors and bought the threadbare remains of a 1929 hotel at 761 Post St. in San Francisco.