T+L Reports: Hotel Gifts
Published: May 2009
Why settle for points when you can have presents?Inventive hotels are rewarding ultra-loyal guests with increasingly lavish tokens of esteem. Sparkling wine stays fizzy at Hôtel de la Cité (Place de l'Église; 800/845-4274; doubles from $435) in Carcassonne, France, where repeat visitors receive a silver-plated grape-shaped bottle stopper atop a locally made Crémant de Limoux. San Francisco's Huntington Hotel & Nob Hill Spa (1075 California St.; 800/227-4683; doubles from $365) commissioned an exclusive Tiffany porcelain jewelry box for returning patrons. Twin Farms in Vermont (Barnard; 800/894-6327; doubles from $950) thanks its regulars with a ceramic creation by noted Quechee potter Miranda Thomas. And at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (300 S. Doheny Dr.; 800/819-5053; doubles from $350), VIP patrons find custom-tailored silk pajamas at turndown. Sometimes the best things in life are free.