10 Most Extravagant Hotel Amenities in the World
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Bentley Car Service: The St. Regis New York
For relaxing in the lap of luxury, it’s hard to beat being chauffeured around in a Bentley. And that’s just a day in the life at The St. Regis New York. Cars are available on a first-come basis for guests venturing within a 10-block radius of the hotel—and this benefit is completely free of charge. Follow these 16 tips for saving loads of money on hotel rooms.
Afternoon tea with your pet: Hotel deLuxe
Calling the Hotel deLuxe pet-friendly is an understatement: The perks for pups, cats, and other furry friends range from the practical—like a cozy pet bed, bowls, and a tasty treat upon check-in groomers —to the extreme like afternoon tea with your pet. The hotel even makes a special natural herbal blend tea for your furry companion so the both of you can enjoy a hot cup (or bowl) of tea! Don’t miss these 21 secrets hotels won’t tell you.
Costume Experience: Ballyfin
Ever fantasized about living in an era gone by? Ballyfin, a stately regency mansion in County Laois, Ireland boasts a costume department with an astounding assortment of period garb and accessories. As if playing dress-up from another era isn’t enough, the experience also includes a photo shoot during pre-dinner drinks. Check out these 13 other amazing hotel perks that will make you want to book a room ASAP!
Ultimate Bubble Bath: Il Salviatino
Guests staying at Il Salviatino can indulge in an actual bubbly bubble bath: A private tub filled with your choice of Prosecco, Spumante, or French Champagne; just know that the price tag can run upwards of $10,000.
In-Room Cocktail Bars: Ace Hotel New Orleans
Rooms at the Ace Hotel New Orleans come with full-sized refrigerators stocked with cocktail supplies. You’ll also find a custom shaker with measuring guidelines and cutting boards for slicing garnishes, as well as an instructional guide to help you craft exotic drinks. Take a look at the craziest requests from VIP hotel guests.
Private Tequila Tour and Tasting: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Plan to take a helicopter to the family-run Jose Cuervo distillery for an exclusive tasting when you stay at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. This incredible excursion whisks travelers away to the heart of Tequila to visit the UNESCO-listed site; once there, patrons get a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility and a tequila lesson from an expert sommelier, followed by a gourmet lunch with tequila tasting and digestif. Don’t miss these other unusual hotels to spend the night in.
Complimentary Porsche Test Drive:Courtesy Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
If you have a need for speed, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, the only Relais & Chateaux property in Southern California, has a program for you! Automobile enthusiasts can hit the road in 2017 Porsche models. Forget a quick lap around the parking lot, the high-performance vehicles can be checked out for four hours a time. Aside from Porsches, find out which 14 weird things you can actually borrow from hotels.
Wardrobe Stylist: Hotel Saint Cecilia
Fans of fashion can flock to Hotel Saint Cecilia to snap fabulous Instagram photos and take advantage of private in-suite styling, thanks to a collaboration with the chic store ByGeorge. The hotel concierge will gather sartorial specifics from you—your preferences, sizes, favorite designers—and then arrange a personalized session with a ByGeorge wardrobe expert, who will bring a curated collection of trendsetting garments right to you.
Fragrance Bar: Rosewood Bermuda
If you’ve ever had your favorite perfume confiscated by TSA, you’ll appreciate the Rosewood Bermuda—which reopened in April 2018 following a $25 million renovation. In addition to beautiful rooms and spectacular amenities, the hotel a partnership with the perfume brand AERIN: At the Fragrance Bar, you can spritz on a selection of signature scents. Be sure to add these 50+ hotels with incredible views to your bucket list also.
Private Chef: Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
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Why go out for dinner when you can have your own personal chef tailor mouth-watering meals made just for you and your family or friends! At Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria inside ARA restaurant, TableOne invites you to an elegant dining experience set in the heart of where all the cooking magic happens—the kitchen! You can either choose from the four-course menu of the day or customize a five, eight, or ten-course tasting menu with ARA’s Chef Robert Graham. If you’re an adventurous eater, the chef’s tasting menu is the perfect way to introduce your taste buds to new and exciting flavors blended into your favorite cuisines. Prices start at $75 per person depending on which menu experience you choose, plus an additional $40 per person for wine pairings. The hotel describes TableOne as an “intimate, interactive culinary adventure” made for groups of two to ten. The dishes may include savory foods like seared scallops and juicy filet mignon au poivre with parsnip and watercress drizzled in a peppercorn sauce. Next, read up on the 15 things you should never, ever do in a hotel room.