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Luxury Hotels With Wild Free Amenities — Elevator Bar, Pool Butlers and Champagne Vending Machines Included

Where to Stay When You Crave Something Extra

BY // 09.05.19

When booking a luxury hotel, an in-room plush white robe and beautiful lobby are givens. But we’ve scouted out seven hotels that take the word extra to a whole new level.

Extra amenities, which are complimentary, we may add, at these lavish getaways will make the stay extra enjoyable. From in-room blowouts to a fireside butler, PaperCity has got you covered.

Baccarat Hotel

28 W 53rd St, New York, NY

Thanks to the DryBar trend, Texans have become accustomed to blowouts on the regular. This posh Manhattan hotel offers complimentary, in-suite blowout styling sessions daily from 5 to 7 pm, just in time for the perfect night out on the town — and all in the comfort of your own hotel suite.

This free service is offered to guests staying in the Prestige and Harcourt Suites, as well as the Baccarat Suite. Just add champagne, and you have your own personal salon right in your own room.

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Baccarat Hotel is as chic as it gets.

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

198 NM-592, Santa Fe, New Mexico

New Mexico is home to all sorts of outdoor adventures, including hot air ballooning. As a nod to the region’s international balloon festival, this Four Seasons Resort offers all guests a special hot air balloon-inspired treat upon arrival.

The welcome treat includes all the local goodies: spiced nuts, Santa Fe beer, smoked tomato jam (made in-house), Albuquerque Gouda cheese and a chocolate-covered jalapeno. And they don’t stop there. After you’ve settled into your casita, a fireside butler will treat you to turndown service while you’re at dinner.

And when you reappear in your room after your meal, your Kiva Fireplace will magically be lit, and you’ll also find a Make Your Own S’mores Kit delivery.

Grand Hyatt Vail

1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, Colorado

This Colorado hotel is nestled at the base of Vail Mountain and is located on Gore Creek. Guests at the creek-side mountain retreat will spy a Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machine in the lobby upon arrival. Talk about extra.

Although the vending machine doesn’t dispense free champagne, the hotel does offer a complimentary champagne sabering and Après everyday at 4 pm. You will find warm cookies and a build-your-own hot chocolate station. And then the actual sabering takes place at half past four.

The Riz-Carlton, Kapalua (Maui)

1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua, Hawaii

Maui is virtually synonymous with the Mai Tai. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has perfected the iconic concoction and offers a Make Your Own Main Tai kit to guests.

Everything you need to concoct a personalized, vibrant island cocktail is right there in your room. You will have the recipe card at your fingertips at your in-room bar. Feel free to take liberties with your mixing creativity, or follow the hotel’s Signature Mai Tai recipe precisely.

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The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua boasts its own DIY Mai Tai kit.

W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills

930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles

This Beverly Hills hotspot surprises guests mid-air with the Sip N Lift Cocktail Caddy on Friday evenings. Upon stepping into the elevator, you’ll find a bartender already in there, serving specialty cocktails from a sleek and stylish cocktail caddy.

In addition to elevator delights, you’ll also notice a poolside Watermelon Cart at the WET deck. Offered on Saturdays through September, at the hotel’s vibrant WET Deck, the acrylic poolside cart offers all the summer essentials including watermelon hydrating face masks, lip balm, sippy cups, floaties, candies, visors and more while you’re lounging poolside.

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Sacramento

500 J St, Sacramento

This California hotel is offering guests a Shade Squad, where they can sport designer sunglasses during their stay.

Included in the collection are brands such as Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo. You’ll find the Shade Squad poolside, of course, handing out chilled towels, complimentary popsicles and other poolside refreshments. The Shade Squad transforms the typical pool butler to an amenity service in its own space.

Hotel deLuxe

729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, Oregon

This Portland hotel is all about your pet. Upon arrival with your furry friend, you’ll find your room equipped with a pet bed, bowl and welcome amenity.

The pet present includes a toy, treats and signature dog tag. You’ll also receive a list of pampered pet resources that include all the dog-friendly locations and venues nearby to services you might need, like a groomer, pet acupuncturist or even a pet psychic.

And the hotel’s tea service is famous for welcoming in canines for crumpets — dog-friendly, of course.

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