5 Unique Hotel Amenities That Go Above and Beyond
Editor’s note: This post was written by Laura House, editor of luxury travel and booking service Mr and Mrs Smith.
Discerning travelers know that when it comes to a truly unique hotel experience, it’s all about the details. Nothing-is-too-much service, a top-notch restaurant, and wow-worthy design are all a draw, of course. But for extras that’ll truly knock your socks off, we know exactly where to go. Here are five hotel perks that go above and beyond a mint on your pillow.
Poolside lounging is taken to a whole new level at One&Only The Palm Hotel in Dubai. Retreat to the comfort of your private air-conditioned cabana beside the palm-shaded pool and stay right where you are. With attentive staff (you’ll catch them polishing your sunglasses if they spot a smudge) making the rounds with ice cream and frosty beers to help you keep your cool, you won’t need to get up for anything other than a refreshing dip.
Concerned about missing a hard-to-reach spot? Fret no more. Muse St. Tropez will not only bring you bronzing cream if you forgot to pack it, but a sun butler is on hand to rub in your SPF for you, too. Oh, and if you care to step away from the pool and show off your tan, you can catch a ride to town in one of the hotel’s Bentleys.
Cruise the streets of Barcelona in style behind the wheel of a shiny Mercedes Benz—ABaC Hotel & Restaurant has a fleet at the ready for guests to borrow. Speed-hungry? The hotel can also arrange to have a Ferrari or Lamborghini for you to take out for a spin. However, the hotel’s restaurant has earned two Michelin stars, so you might find yourself staying in for dinner.
Ready to cut your first single or drop your latest album? Retreat to Geejam Hotel in Jamaica, and step inside the booth of the hotel’s private state-of-the-art recording studio. Shaded by swaying palm trees and overlooking the water, this cabana-like Caribbean hideaway is smack dab in the middle of paradise, and the hotel has an ace team of engineers and studio consultants to work with you.
One of the many all-inclusive perks of staying at Belle Mont Farm in St. Kitts is access to endless rounds of golf at one of the most scenic courses in the Caribbean. Take in sweeping sea, island (St Barths and St Martin in the distance) and Mount Liamuiga vistas as you stroll the par-71, 18-hole tropical course designed by Ian Woosnam. No need to bother lugging your clubs, either. Just let the staff know if you play righty or lefty, and they’ll have you outfitted.
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