Forget everything you thought about amenities. Does free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, room service and a mini bar sound good? Well you might second guess your concept of “good amenities” after hearing the amazing offerings some luxury properties treat guests with!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Al Arab boasts itself as the first 7-star hotel in the world, so it’s not that surprising to hear that they give guests a virtual concierge in the form of an iPad upon arrival. What is surprising is the fact that the iPad is a special 24-karat gold model! Wondering how much an iPad like that costs? Guests actually have the option to purchase it at the end of their stay for $10,200!
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Have you ever been staying at a hotel and had to go through the hassle of calling and waiting for a cab or Uber? Well that shouldn’t be a problem at the Rancho Valencia seeing as they offer all guests a complimentary Porsche to drive during their visit! The only condition is that the car must be returned the same day. Like the Burj’s iPad, if guests fall in love with their Porsche they can purchase it from an on-site salesman.
London may house Buckingham Palace but thanks to the city’s top rated hotel, The Goring, the queen isn’t the only person that gets to be treated like royalty. The Goring makes sure to take care of all of their guests’ needs and wants in a way that rivals the crown. If a guest needs or wants a personal pianist to perform for them while they eat personal, handmade chocolate, all they need to do is book a night in the royal suite. It’s no surprise that this is the hotel that Kate Middleton spent her last night as a “commoner” before getting married.
Want to stay on top of your exercise while traveling? Thanks to the Westin Peachtree Plaza, you will have no excuse not to! The Westin offers what they refer to as a “running concierge” who accompanies you for runs around the city and shows you the best running routes and sights along the way. The hotel also rents out New Balance workout gear in case you forgot your own!
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Have you ever experienced the convenience of ordering food online through an app or a computer? What about fireworks? Guests at the Las Ventanas al Paraiso are offered a firework menu on an iPad and can actually select their own firework show on demand to be displayed right before their eyes!