Why stop at Nespresso machines and turndown chocolates? When it comes to services and perks, some brands are taking things to the next level. Here, a few of our favorites.
Before: The hotel umbrella
After: Burberry trenches in every suite
Seen At: Maybourne Hotel Group
Before: Welcome wishbones
After: Puppies as concierges
Seen At: Kimpton
After: Grocery delivery with ready-to-make meals
Seen At: Affinia Hotels
Before: Yoga mat room service
After: Running partners who take you sightseeing
Seen At: Westin Hotels & Resorts
We Also Love: Destination-themed scavenger hunts for kids at Ritz-Carlton hotels; bedside sample-size wine bottles at turndown at JW Marriott; itineraries created by local influencers, such as Piers Morgan in London or Nina Garcia in New York, for guests at Rosewood hotels.