Many boutique hotels are furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner. The popularity of the boutique concept has prompted some multi-national hotel companies to try and capture a market share. In the United States, New York City remains an important centre for boutique hotels clustered about Manhattan. Some members of the hospitality industry are following the general "no-frill chic" consumer trend, with affordable or budget boutique hotels being created all around the world. Boutique hotels are found in London, New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles. They are also found in resort destinations with exotic amenities such as electronics, spas, yoga and/or painting classes.
The historic Athens building that is home to the Stewart House restaurant/boutique hotel turns 138 this year and has undergone a series of owners and renovations in that time ... The waterside dining attraction is The River Grille, a patio restaurant on the bank of the Hudson River across the street from the hotel.