Safe spaces: These ladies-only hotel rooms are great if you’re traveling alone
A RECENT study suggested that 24 percent of travelers preferred to like to travel alone, most of whom are women.
While female-friendly accommodation and floors are fast becoming an option in hotels, it could also be necessary when taking into account a woman’s safety in certain areas or hotels.
Here are a few hotels around Asia that have introduced female-only options within their properties.
Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa, Thailand
The Ladies Suites at the Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa in Phuket offer the ultimate sanctuary for female travelers. Refurbished with feminine touches, these suites cater to single female guests or up to a group of three women traveling together.
Each suite has its own private balcony that opens out to the views of the Andaman sea and is complete with facilities like yoga mats, wellness products, Jacuzzi tubs, and a range of scented bath amenities. A bonus: the in-room bar complete with bar stools. The next time you’re coping with a difficult break-up…
Akihabara Bay Hotel, Japan
Previously, capsule hotels in Japan cater predominantly to men who needed a place to crash if they missed the last train home after work.
But due to the novelty factor of capsule hotels, they’re growing in popularity among tourists, so much so that there is now a capsule hotel reserved just for women – the Akihabara Bay Hotel, the first of its kind in Tokyo.
Capsule “suites” in this hotels offer two square meters of sleeping space stacked on top of each other and each personal space comes complete with a bed, a charging station, and an alarm clock.
The hotel also provides facilities tailored for women including toilets with bidets and a powder room and shower that comes with free shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, towels, hair brushes, and hair dryers.
The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi
To start, there’s a special check-in process just for the ladies and an exclusive airport pick up arrangement escorted by the hotel’s female staff. If required, a 24-hour lady butler can also be arranged to assist guests.
The rooms also carry distinctive feminine touches (or at least, in a marketable sense). For instance, rooms are pastel-hued and equipped with designer bathrobes, flower bouquets, and a welcome basket comprising of a manicure set, women’s magazines, and other room amenities and bathroom accessories.
Qliq Damansara, Malaysia
At Qliq Damansara in Malaysia, there are a total of 13 suites on their ladies-only floor designed for female travelers’ comfort and security.
What stands out are the thoughtful details that include duvet-style linen on the beds, ladies’ bathroom amenities, fresh flowers and ladies magazines, as well as exercise balls and yoga mats.
Female guests who opt for rooms on this floor are also entitled to Club benefits, which include exclusive access to Q lounge, complimentary all-day refreshments and finger food, as well as sundowner and pre-dinner snacks from 6-8pm.
South Beach, Singapore
The safety of female guests at JWW Marriott’s South Beach Hotel in Singapore is prioritized in many ways, and one of them is an entire floor where access is limited to female guests with security passes.
The ladies-only floor is also administered by a women-only service crew. Inside the rooms, female-friendly amenities with special touches are offered, including a manicure and pedicure set, a facial steamer, a hair straightener, as well as a boyfriend shirt.