From fancy chocolates to designer handbags, upscale hotels offer premium perks for a select number of guests. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, there are a number of ways to increase your chances of receiving a personalized treat at luxury hotels.
The most likely approach is to make frequent stays and spend big. Booking through a well-connected travel agent is another sure method. However, giving hotels as much information as possible, such as celebrating a special occasion, ages of children, favorite foods or accompanying pets is perhaps the most overlooked way to garner some special attention.
Luxury properties with some of the best goodies and freebies include:
-Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Los Cabos, Mexico—mini bottles of Corona during the drive from the airport to the hotel
-Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Mayakoba, Mexico—a welcome mojito
-Trump Hotel Central Park, New York—a free spa treatment for the 50th stay
-Trump International Hotel & Tower, Toronto—a plate of chocolates
-Wequasset Resort and Golf Club, Harwich, Mass.—limited-edition Sperry boat shoes for guests who book the Round Cove Suite
-Le Sereno, St. Barthelemy, Caribbean—tote bags by a British handbag designer for guests who book one of three largest villas; Havaiana sandals and hotel-branded beach bags for guests staying in regular rooms
-The Sebastian, Vail, Colorado—small tents set up in larger rooms for guests with children; stuffed animals, milk and cookies
-The Jefferson, Washington D.C.—personalized dog bowls and beds for guests traveling with pets