Chic Retreats is a boutique marketplace for millennial minded travellers providing stays in unique places offering authentic experiences. Chic offers a one stop shop of digital marketing services to underserved hoteliers. Backed by Maven Capital Parters, Chic is raising funds to accelerate growth.
Our mission is to aggregate, service and be the champion of the small independent boutique hotels, globally. This segment is the fastest growing segment in online travel.
The Operator: Small independent boutique hotels are typically owner managed and under-resourced with limited IT/e-commerce knowledge. We know from our research that many resort to managing inventory manually across multiple platforms resulting in over-bookings and inefficiencies. Furthermore, small hoteliers find it challenging and expensive to be discovered online.
The Traveller: Finding a suitable hotel at the perfect price, whilst ensuring a unique and bespoke experience, is a laborious job which involves hours of trawling the internet. Millennial travellers want a ‘go-to’ place they can book such trips where the hotel owners provide an exemplary service with superior local knowledge.
The Operator: Our digital solution demystifies the options for the hotelier and through a single interface the hotel is able to distribute inventory to a multitude of channels, accessing specialist partnerships & promotions.
The Traveller: Each property in our collection is a real ‘labour of love’ offering a window into local life and culture, which is shared with travellers searching for incredible, local experiences. We ‘match’ guests with boutique hotels that best meet their criteria.