T+L Reports: Custom Experiences
Published: April 2009
Travelers are demanding one-of-a-kind experiences, and hotels are answering the call, with rooms that have star-status trimmings. In the Cashmere Suite at Scotland's Stobo Castle (Stobo; 44-1721/725-300; www.stobocastle.co.uk; $900), locally woven cashmere covers the walls and beds in the baronial manor's most luxurious refuge. • Privacy gates keep paparazzi away from the four-bedroom Hibiscus Villa at One&Only Ocean Club (Nassau, Bahamas; 800/321-3000; www.oneandonlyoceanclub.com; $5,000). Set above white-sand dunes, the breezy residence has an infinity pool, a personal chef, and a butler who will climb a tree to fetch fresh coconuts. • The top-floor quarters of the Waldorf Towers (New York; 888/928-6937; www.waldorf-towers.com; $7,500) once served as a pied-à-terre for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. After a $1 million update, silk tapestries, gold-leaf trim, and Venetian chandeliers add majesty to the sprawling Royal Suite. Order a Waldorf salad: it's presented on a silver platter.