Best Hotel Amenities
Published: May 2009
By Jennifer Welbel
These days, mints on the pillows and fancy toiletries are just the beginning when it comes to in-room extras. Here are five of our favorite finds from around the globe.
At the Oberoi Udaivilas, traditional Meenakari jewelry boxes lined with deep-red velvet and adorned with enamel flowers are given as departure gifts to repeat visitors.
Upon arrival, guests staying in a suite at the Sukhothai receive a brightly colored raw-silk stuffed elephant, said to bring good luck to its owner.
The Hotel Fasano stocks two pairs of black-and-white Havaianas flip-flops in guest bathrooms, which are yours to keep.
Stylish travelers with a sweet tooth who stay at the Berkeley can request these ginger cookies in the shape of covetable designs (a Jimmy Choo boot; an Yves Saint Laurent jacket).
Night owls rejoice: this clip-on reading light is within arm’s reach on every nightstand at Les Mars Hôtel—and is just $20 if you want to take it home.