Haute boudoir

Cork businesswoman Beth Haughton has come up with a novel idea to lure customers into her boutique: locating it in a sumptuous boudoir in a hotel.

27th November, 2004

‘Room 385, please: the Boudoir.‘ Upon entering the Lord Monck suite in the Merrion Hotel, guests are offered a glass of champagne or a vodka cocktail.

Dishes are piled high with colourfullywrapped chocolates, and a charming gentleman is on hand to relieve guests of their coats.

It's all an eminently tasteful start to the evening, and I'm still only in the hallway. Aboudoir is defined as “a private room pleasantly or elegantly furnished, to...

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