Boutique hotels offer all the amenities of large upscale hotels with more personalized service. They have distinctive styles of architecture and intimate settings that distinguish them from their standardized brethren. Since the introduction of the first boutique hotels—such as the Blakes Hotel, in London, and the Bedford, in San Francisco—the genre has become entrenched in the hospitality industry, and has even spilled over into residential, retail, office, and health-care design. Today one of the world’s biggest concentrations of boutique hotels is in Miami, where the local visitor’s bureau started the Miami Boutique Hotels program. The following architecture and products would be equally at home in a boutique hotel or a more personal space, such as a living room. That’s the secret to the boutique hotel’s success, after all.