Amazing Hotel Amenities
As you plan your next vacation, you’re probably looking at hotels. While booking a comfortable place to sleep is fine, you can actually enhance your trip by finding a hotel with unique luxury amenities.
We’re not talking about a swimming pool or hotel lounge, either. A continental breakfast may be nice, but you can enjoy so much more when a resort pulls out all the stops. In fact, here’s a list of luxury hotel amenities you should be on the lookout for.
After a long day, sometimes you just want to sit down with a good movie. Once upon a time, guests were expected to pay for the privilege, but that’s no longer the standard. In fact, many places offer complimentary movie libraries as part of their amenities.
You can watch as many films as you want from a variety of genres:
- Action and adventure
- Romantic comedy
- Horror and thriller
You can pursue the digital library right in your room thanks to the convenience of streaming services; you can even stop in the middle of a movie and later pick up right where you left off.
Minibars are a staple among amenities, but what if yours was customized? Some resorts let you call ahead or fill out an online survey specifying what products you’d like in your minibar. Now you never have to worry about poor soda selection or lack of your favorite candy bar. It’s also a great option for anyone with allergies, as it ensures you’re only provided items you can actually consume.
If you plan to stay somewhere for a few days, you’ll likely have a few pieces of luggage. Trying to carry all of it from the airport to the hotel and back can be stressful and physically taxing. There’s also the risk of losing a piece somewhere along the way.
To offer guests more convenience, many places have a luggage forwarding service. You can have your suitcases shipped to the hotel upon your arrival and have them delivered to the airport upon your departure. Some resorts will even pack for you.
Meals on Demand
Breakfast is a given when you’re staying at a resort, and some places even serve lunch and dinner at set times. However, it’s hard to keep a regular schedule when you’re somewhere new, and besides, what if you get hungry in the middle of the afternoon?
One of the best hotel amenities is access to a meal at any time. No need to call room service or make a reservation — you simply show up in the dining room or restaurant and get service. This amenity is especially useful for families, as you’re assured of feeding hungry kids no matter what time it is.
Studies show that indoor greenery offers a variety of benefits:
- Higher oxygen levels
- Less stress
- Better air quality
Additionally, plants offer a natural touch to a room’s décor, which can be aesthetically pleasing. With so many great benefits, why not have a plant or two in your hotel room?
A few resorts had this exact idea and offered guests a “plant menu” upon checking in. That way, you can choose plants you like and avoid anything that may trigger allergies.
Not everyone has a smartphone, and even if you own one, it may not work if you’re traveling internationally. Luckily, many hotels have remedied this inconvenience by offering complimentary smartphones for the duration of guests’ stays. Not only can guests use their smartphones to surf the web and find local highlights, but they can also use the preloaded phone numbers to make reservations, call shuttles, and contact the front desk.
Some resorts have health clubs guests can use, but not everyone likes to work out in public. Fortunately, many hotels offer in-room workout sessions. You can access instructor-led content on the television and follow along in the privacy of your own room, ensuring that you don’t have to miss a day of exercise, even on vacation.
Popcorn Room Service
Though a little strange upon introduction, popcorn room service is fast becoming a popular amenity. Not only can you order piping hot popcorn delivered straight to your room, but you also get to choose what kind:
- White cheddar
If you’re a fan of snacking during a late-night movie, you may enjoy this fun and unique take on room service.
Many resorts offer spas where you can enjoy a variety of services:
- Manicures and pedicures
The focus is on relaxation and rejuvenation, so most spas have a peaceful atmosphere filled with soothing sounds and sights. However, some hotels take serenity to the next level by appealing to another sense: smell.
You’ve probably heard of aromatherapy before, but do you know all the benefits it offers? It turns out the right combination of scents can have powerful effects:
- Boosting immunity
- Improve digestion
- Fighting viruses, bacteria, and fungi
- Relieving headaches
- Reducing anxiety and stress
- Improving sleep quality
The spa staff can work with you to choose the aromatherapy option that benefits you the most, thereby adding a new level of relaxation to your experience.
Locally Sourced Coffee
Starting the day with a cup of coffee is a ritual for many people, and most hotels offer a variety of roasts to accommodate them. However, if you’re concerned with quality and environmental responsibility, you may prefer to have a locally sourced cup of Joe. If the flavor tickles your fancy, you can even purchase a bag to take home.
If you love nature, you probably plan a ton of hiking and biking for your vacation. However, when your plans are outdoors, the weather can get in the way. Who wants to trek through mud, then have to clean off clothes and shoes?
Fortunately, hotels near popular hiking areas have a solution: outerwear sharing. These resorts have a communal closet that guests can raid for overcoats, hats, and rain boots, which are then returned after an outing and cleaned by staff. There are a variety of sizes available, ensuring the whole family can join in the outdoor fun.
In-Room Cocktail Stations
After a long day of fun, sometimes you just want to relax with a drink. Well, hotels have got the message, and many offer an in-room cocktail station as a luxury amenity. Now you can enjoy your favorite drink without having to order room service or take a trip down to the crowded bar.
Your hotel should be more than just a convenient place to sleep — it should actively add to your vacation experience. Here at Ellicott Development, we understand that your hotel stay can make or break a trip, which is why our properties offer excellent hospitality and amenities. Whether you’re looking for a cozy room or a modern suite, you’re sure to find lodgings to your liking among our many properties. For more information or to make a reservation, contact us online.