The boutique and lifestyle hotel segments has been called many things, among them fluid, slippery and difficult to define. But with new definitions providing clarity, a panel of experts at the 27th annual Hunter Hotel Conference called for a reset to re-evaluate the space from top to bottom. New definitions from a Highland Group report include: - Boutique: Unique in style, design-centric, either independent or affiliated with a smaller brand system, with 40 to 300 guestrooms. - Lifestyle brands: Prescribed franchised products that are adapted to reflect current trends. Here are five key takeaways from a breakout session titled “Owning and operating boutique & lifestyle hotels." Get the full story at Hotel News Now