4 ways hotels are kitting out to be your child’s best friend
ALL THEME PARK HOTELS have one thing in common: they are kitted out for guests with children.
But accommodations such as Disneyland resorts are far and few in between, and in select countries.
Traveling with your child or with children in tow can prove to be quite a challenge.
So much so that some parents end up not remembering much of their holiday because they put all their focus on ensuring their children are comfortable, fussing over them every couple of minutes or so.
Hence, it’s important for families to find a hotel that has facilities and services with you and your children in mind.
Here are some ways these hotels in Asia have done just that:
Rooms for everyone
Say goodbye uncomfortable sleeping configurations.
Most five-star hotels boast roomy suites with plush beds and warm ambient lighting. But ironically, they forget to leave room for the little ones.
On occasions, families have no choice but to squeeze onto one king size bed or resort to sleeping on an uncomfortable extra bed.
Fortunately, some hotels were quick enough to study the needs of parents and now, guests can opt for family suites.
Shangri-la Singapore, for example, has themed family suites that allows your children’s imagination to soar high run wild.
Choose from one of the 5 themes – castle, space, underwater, safari, and treetop – and watch your child delight over his/her stay.
Each suite includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms and has dedicated “tunnel” access to a family deluxe room.
Guests staying in these suites also enjoy effortless in-room check-in and dedicated family concierge service.
Kids want to have fun too
Got the room of your dreams for your family getaway? Great.
Now you just need to figure out how to get some laps in at the hotel swimming pool without worrying about your child’s safety.
Hotels like Angsana Laguna Phuket in Thailand, a renowned super child-friendly resort, understands what it’s like to be a parent.
In addition to beautiful family-friendly rooms, Angsana also has a kids’ club which provides activities like indigenous crafts, cooking classes, and exploration walks.
Teenagers too are not forgotten too, as Camp Laguna provides indoor and outdoor fun for those aged nine to 14.
For non-outdoorsy kids, Angsana has a Playstation & Internet Zone that offers all the latest computer games.
Psst. One child dines free at lunch at dinner with every adult so remember to ask for the children’s menu.
Edu-holiday is the new black
Love the great outdoors and a good adventure but have kids in tow?
The Andaman has got your back.
Located in the idyllic tropical setting of Malaysia’s Langkawi Island, The Andaman is cozily tucked away between a 10 million-year-old rainforest and the tranquil Datai Bay.
Moms and dads are going to love the breath of fresh air as all of the hotel’s exquisite rooms have either sweeping views of the Andaman Sea or the lush greens.
And of course, being a Starwood-managed hotel means you can expect unrivaled service for yourself as well as your loved ones.
Take your kids to The Andaman’s Young Explorer’s Club and sign them up for personalized adventures and educational excursions that focus on nature under the supervision of the resort’s trained ambassadors.
Who says you can’t learn during a holiday?
There’s nothing like getting a little peace and quiet even if you’re in the heart of Thailand’s bustling capital, Bangkok.
Located along the banks of Chao Phraya River right outside the city, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is the ideal Bangkok resort for a classic, luxurious holiday.
Spread out over 11 acres of verdant gardens and overlooking the river, this classic property is a resort with every five-star convenience you could ever desire.
Especially if you’re a parent.
Thinking of checking out the spa? The resort’s kids’ club will keep your children entertained for hours on end.
Is your child too young to go to the kids’ club? In that case, you may ask the resort to arrange babysitting services – they have bilingual nannies who can speak both Thai and English.