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Post #17 compliments of Mr. Deals…
In the Deals household there a few words that just don’t come out very often. At this point in my relationship with Mrs. Deals, when I hear one of the words it’s almost like hearing Mrs. Deals swear, a very rare occasion. Well this past week, Mrs. Deals was letting one roll off of her tongue and I’m not going to lie, I was pretty shocked.
It was the “B” word, Boutique Hotel. Now some of you readers may not know the actual meaning of the word so I’ll let Dictionary.com offer up the meaning: a small luxury hotel offering premium services, often located in a fashionable location. Anyways, for those of you who are not familiar with where I am going, outside of the chain hotels of Marriott, Starwood, Hyatt, etc. there are these niche hotels also known as Boutique Hotels. The reason I was so shocked was because Mrs. Deals doesn’t have status at these types of establishments, they don’t typically offer any points, and it’s very rare that we ever actually would go to one of these let alone even look into one as being our option for lodging.
That all looks like it’s about to change. Given that our anniversary is approaching, we decided it would be nice to take a trip. What else would the Deals family do on an anniversary? Barbados is the destination that we decided on and while there are some chains, there are some boutiques that look really nice and are in great locations. Mrs. Deals actually suggested we even stay at one of these. I almost had to smack myself to make sure it was her saying this. It was in fact her and it looks like it’s going to happen. I don’t really know if she’s going to be ok with this. I mean we don’t get any points here and we won’t have status to get us an upgrade or any sort of “perks.” I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty excited.
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