Whether it’s free wireless internet, complimentary continental breakfast or simply a few bars of soap and a chocolate on the pillow, most hotels offer a little something extra for their guests. While upscale hotels have always gone the extra mile for their guests, some luxury hotels are now offering complimentary amenities so lavish, guests may feel they have stepped into an episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.
At the Beverly Wilshire hotel, for example, a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom is available for rides anywhere within a three mile radius of the hotel. If you’d prefer to take the wheel, you may want to pay a visit to the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa – guests may borrow a Porsche at no additional charge. The only catch? It must be returned the same day.
If you’re a music lover, you’ll want to spend the night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, where guests can borrow a Fender guitar. The hotel has a selection of over twenty Fender guitars to choose from, and will even provide a floor amp and top-of-the-line headphones so you can play into the wee hours without disturbing other guests. Speaking of borrowing top-of-the-line items, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai lends out 24-carat gold iPads (retail value: $10,000) to their guests upon check-in.
If you have a penchant for designer fashion, you may want to spend a night in one of the VIP Suites at the W South Beach Hotel. Recently, the hotel offered guests complimentary pajamas – and not just any PJs, but a limited edition pair created famed lingerie designer Arielle Shapiro, retailing for $165.
Once you’ve become accustomed to living in the lap of luxury — or at least visiting for a short while — even the most basic of amenities won’t do. At the Kitano Hotel in Manhattan, even the toilets are luxurious. Each room is equipped with a $1,500 Toto toilet – and these are no ordinary loos. The Toto is a combination toilet and bidet featuring accompanying wall control panel, which allows guests to select from a variety wash and dry methods.
If you have caviar dreams and champagne wishes, you’ll want to book a night at one of these hotels and live the high life – until it’s time to check out, that is. What’s the most extravagant hotel amenity you’ve seen or experienced? Leave a note in the comments section or on our Facebook page.