They pretend to hate the flashbulbs. They sulk, and pout when confronted with an army of cameras. But make no mistake about it: the Paris Hiltons, Britney Spearses, and Jessica Simpsons love paparazzi attention. It is the best brand exposure they can possibly get. It’s free, relentless, and its right there on their doorstep – literally! That’s why you will never catch these new kids on the fame block hiding out in small boutique hotels in Cornwall. No way! For these folks only the biggest, brightest, most visible hotels and locations in the world are acceptable. They’re easy to find, and there’s plenty of time to primp and preen in the elevator on the way down to the lobby. And if you’re talent-free and live to have your picture taken, this is raison d’etre.
What about the truly rich and the truly famous, though? Well, they know what the rest of us should know but never concede, which is that nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd. When the mega-dons of old money see a crowd, they quietly lower the screen separating the back of the limo from the driver and casually instruct them, “One of the small boutique hotels in Cornwall please, Raoul.” Unlike the Hiltons, Spearses, and Simpsons, they go where no one else wants to go and stay where no one else wants to stay.
Old Money Meets Old World
For the truly wealthy, there are few better options than the small boutique hotels in Cornwall. Why? Well, it’s quite simple. Think of the top five – no, top ten – most likely places in the world to find a celebrity for publicity pickings. Does Cornwall feature in your list? No way. How about a top fifty? Or a top hundred? You’d have to go a long way down the list to get any idea about the privacy value afforded by the small boutique hotels in Cornwall. There’s no way on Earth small boutique hotels in Cornwall will ever pop up all over the countryside like lambs in springtime, or be packed to the gunwales with movie stars, film directors, “gangsta” rappers, media tycoons, supermodels, and Victoria Beckham look-alikes. But on the other hand, if they did genuinely want to get away from it all, one of the small boutique hotels in Cornwall would be a safer bet than most. Discretion is the keyword for burying oneself and one’s private affairs amongst the quaint rusticity of one of the small boutique hotels in Cornwall. After all, the misty heart of pastoral England is well below the glaring radar of paparazzi flashbulbs.
Comfort on a Publicity-Free Silver Platter
So what’s the attraction? There are about as many different definitions of small boutique hotels in Cornwall as there are people who offer them. Generally, however, small boutique hotels in Cornwall are a small hotel with anywhere up to around 400 rooms. They are not a part of any chain, such as the Westin, Marriot, or the Hilton.
The small boutique hotels in Cornwall come with the promise of a rustic almost family cottage-type atmosphere, the feel of five-hundred-year-old oak panels, six-hundred-year-old Mahogany dining tables, roaring open fires in a stone fireplace that’s six feet tall, retiring to the library, and savoring the taste of old port, ancient brandy, and fat cigars after dinner while reclining in the deeply buttoned leather armchairs once occupied by none other than the first duke of Tewkesbury in AD 1465. Oh yes, as far as shopping like royalty and keeping it hushed-hushed goes, you can’t go to a better place than small boutique hotels in Cornwall.