5 Perfect Boutique Hotels for Group Takeovers

For complete exclusivity, some small boutique hotels are being taken over by groups. Networking opportunities await at every bend as all of the hotel’s guests belong to the same group. Plus, signage can be customized just for the group.

Here are five boutique hotels on Successful Meetings' radar that are available to be taken over. There are hundreds of others, of course, and we’d like to hear from you if you recently booked an entire property for your meeting or incentive. Please e-mail Andrea Doyle at [email protected]

Islas Secas, Panama
Islas Secas, located just 25 miles off the coast of Panama, incorporates a 16-island private getaway with hikes to rain forests, kayak adventures to mangroves, and snorkel opportunities surrounded by porpoises. The property features seven casitas each with amazing views of lush tropical fauna and foliage and the Terrazzo, which is the main lodge where breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served. www.islassecas.com

The Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland
This 100-room property is housed in a building that dates from 1823, and was previously the home of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club. There is a meeting room that seats 52 and a private screening room that accommodates 50 as well as Glasgow’s first luxury spa. www.townhousecompany.com/blythswoodsquare

The Eldon Luxury Suites, Washington, DC
The Eldon Luxury Suites is in the heart of Washington, DC’s new downtown, one block from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The property is situated in a circa 1926 building with restored exteriors and sophisticated, airy new interiors. There are 50 spacious one-, two-, and three bedroom suites and original artwork throughout. www.eldonsuites.com

Bardessono, Yountville, Napa Valley, California  
Embodying the simplified elegance of wine country living, Bardessono offers 62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville, each designed for private in-room spa services, a restaurant based on local, farm-fresh ingredients, and a rooftop pool for lounging and dining. The property stresses green building and operating practices. www.bardessono.com

Hotel 1000, Seattle, Washington  
Hotel 1000 opened in downtown Seattle in June of 2006 featuring 120 luxury guest rooms, BOKA KITCHEN + BAR, Spaahh, and The Golf Club. Boasting a multi-million dollar technology infrastructure, Hotel 1000 offers state-of-the-art services and personalized guest room amenities, including an intelligent private bar, touch screen VoIP phones, ambiance controls, and 40-inch LCD televisions with virtual surround sound and dual performance capabilities as computer screen, digital art gallery, and Satellite radio. Hotel 1000 is steps from the waterfront along Elliott Bay, and conveniently centered between Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, the business district, and lively and historic Pioneer Square. www.hotel1000seattle.com