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.

Jennifer Welbel
May 12, 2009


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.

  • Thailand

    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.

  • Brazil

    The Hotel Fasano stocks two pairs of black-and-white Havaianas flip-flops in guest bathrooms, which are yours to keep.

  • London

    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).

  • California

    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.


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