Luxury hotel services you never knew you needed
EVERY luxury hotel in the world has a concierge or butler, 24-hour hotel service, professionally trained housekeeping, and staff to cart your in-room meal right to your doorstep.
But it is hard for them to stand out and therefore not very memorable unless if they are offering to do something different for their guests.
For example, the 18th-century Washingborough Hall boutique hotel has a Director of Romance whose day-to-day is tasked with helping nervous brides and grooms to plan their weddings; arrange flawless engagement proposals and welcome newlyweds into married life with perfect honeymoons.
But those services are reserved for couples.
Luckily for you, there are a handful of luxury hotels which exclusive services for the most sophisticated visitors. And nothing screams “Luxury!” more than VIP treatments unlike any other that is going to help you carve unforgettable memories and unique experiences.
Here are some luxury hotel services you never knew you needed:
Set against the spectacular backdrop of the dazzling island of the Maldives, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers sunshine and opulence that you can soak up as well as an Instagram butler.
Yes, it really is a thing.
The resort’s Instagram butler will help you pick a spot, frame your shot, add visual props, and take the photo for you so you can have a neat collection of the best Instagram posts on your feed.
Your own PA
The Capella Hotel Singapore on Sentosa island in Singapore is known for two things, the first being the historic location for the Trump-Kim summit on June 12, 2018, and the second being probably the only luxury hotel in Singapore to assign a personal assistant (PA) to every guest.
The PAs are available to handle your activities, right down to even the most minute things.
“Resort activities such as cooking masterclasses, cocktail making, painting, hotel heritage tour, rum-tasting, Bosun’s Call at Bob’s Bar and private yoga sessions can be organized upon request,” Capella Hotel said.
“Our team will also prepare itineraries suggesting places of interest to visit and explore throughout Singapore.”
Your bottles of eau de toilette, eau de parfum, and cologne can stay right where they are, on your dressing table, the next time you are traveling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This is because the Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah has fragrance butlers.
The establishment prides itself in bringing a new level of quality hospitality and personalized services to the Middle Eastern port city, introducing many new concepts to the hospitality industry including specially trained fragrance butlers, a seemingly unusual amenity to offer guests a choice of exotic scents.
These butlers are at your service 24 hours a day with a platter of exquisite scents and perfumes to suit your every mood.
The Akaryn in Koh Samui, Thailand, sun-loving guests can rest assured that someone will be on hand to take care of themselves in ways they cannot imagine.
A female sunbed supervisor will prep and buff you in the hotel spa before you take to your lounger, exfoliating and applying signature suncare brands to aid the development of an even, rich tan.
After which, you are free to enjoy the warm, tropical breeze in your face and the sunshine on your skin while sipping on a refreshing glass of gin and tonic as she times your sun exposure, adjust your shade, and even reapply sunscreen every hour and after swimming or whenever needed.
She will also follow up with soothing after-sun lotions once you have tanned to a satisfactory level.