Forget the mini bar. The travel experts at The GO Group LLC, researched hotels to find the hottest, quirkiest and most fun new hotel and resort amenities. We’ve added a few of our favorites at the end as well.
Sleep better: With hotels in Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland and Chicago, Pineapple Hospitality group offers its guests The Naked Experience™. Inspired by traditional European hotel bedding, each Pineapple Bed comes with two individually folded duvets to allow each sleeper so you never have to fight over the covers. Extra goodies include fluffy robes and slippers that you’re allowed to take home.
Drink better: Goodbye soda and hello champagne. The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas recently installed a Moet vending machine. Guests can purchase a $20 voucher from the front desk at check in. If you’re not into the bubbly you might like Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s newest offering, “Straight from the Tap” IRD Growler Fills. Guests can choose from eight different local craft brewers and have draft beer poured directly in their rooms. The growlers are 32 oz. and insulated so they don’t need refrigeration.
Look better: The Hotel Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas launched a “Dressing-Room to Guest-Room” in partnership with its luxury retailer, Stanley Korshak. Guests are offered in-room selections of couture clothing, shoes and accessories, where they can try-on and purchase the upscale apparel. Unwanted items can be sent back and an on-call tailor is available. The Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, Washington D.C. has partnered with luxury brand Shinola to offer a Watch Butler service for guests, who may select and borrow at no cost a handmade Shinola watch during their stay. At the Kimpton Gray Chicago, guests can spiff up their look by purchasing a Tie and/or Pocket Square from the front desk or their guestroom minibar.
Stay healthy: At The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, guests can rent brand new New Balance workout gear, from the shoes and socks to the sports bra, so they can pack just a little bit lighter. The hotel also has 10 running concierges who lead guided runs through Atlanta every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30AM or who can give you route suggestions if you’d rather go out on your own.
Pamper your pet: Hotel deLuxe in Portland, Oregon is all about treating your best friend right with 100% human grade pet food, an eco-friendly pet bed and a complimentary list of pampered pet resources. Don’t forget the pet psychic that’s on hand to read your dog’s mind.