The whole point of staying at a luxury hotel is to be pampered. But according to an article in “USA Today”, the amenities they offer are getting more and more ridiculous.
For example, the Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach has a “tanning butler” on staff whose sole job is to rub people down with sunscreen. And now at the Ritz in Dallas, they have a “guacamologist” who specializes in making guacamole.
And I thoughtI was doing well scoring a free scrambled egg breakfast buffet!
Here are a few more crazy services they offer at high-end hotels.
#1.) Fragrance Butlers. Some Rosewood Hotels . . . including The Carlyle in New York . . . will send an assortment of perfumes and colognes to your room 24 hours a day. And a butler brings it to your door on a silver platter.
#2.) Surfing Lessons for Your Dog. The Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego has a dog-surfing instructor on staff. There’s a package that comes with a one-night stay, and a pair of K-9 board shorts.
#3.) Sleep Experts. A lot of hotels offer “pillow menus” now, so you can choose the exact firmness you want. But the Benjamin Hotel in New York takes it a step further and has a “sleep concierge” to help you choose.
And if you can’t sleep, they’ll send up a glass of warm milk, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich made with banana bread.
#4.) People Who Plan Your Dates for You. A concierge at any half-decent hotel can make dinner reservations. But some luxury hotels have employees who actually help you plan dates, or even plan a marriage proposal.
The Opus Hotel in Vancouver has a “Cupid Concierge.” And the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston has a, quote, “Proposal Artist.”