A vacation, no matter if it’s a weekend getaway or a long summer break, is always made so much more enjoyable when your hotel stay includes some unique perks. From a free nightcap of whisky and a paired snack to cooking lessons from a local chef, OROGOLD brings you some of the most awesome new hotel perks that we have seen so far this year.
A Free Nightcap
A nightcap is always the perfect way to round up your day, especially when on vacation, which is why the Kimpton Hotels group is currently rolling out a free nightcap program in all of its hotels, as an extension to its free wine hour. However, those expecting free bottles of Cristal will be disappointed, as a ‘wee dram’ is more to the size of what you can expect. The drinks are chosen by the master sommelier, and may include a port or a brandy cognac, and will be paired with snacks such as chocolate, nuts or cheese. For other boozy perks, The Rosewood in Covent Garden, London, offers flasks of complimentary whisky in its rooms, which you can sip by the window wrapped up in the silky faux fur throw that is left for each guest.
New Partnership Programs
Partnership programs are of a huge benefit to hotel guests, especially if you have been travelling on an airline that is partnered with your hotel, as this can give you some huge perks. So when OROGOLD heard about the new partnership program between Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Uber, we were very excited. Now, every Starwood Preferred Guest can earn Starwood points when taking an Uber ride, which can be spent at any of Starwood’s partners, which includes over 30 different airlines.
Charleston is known for its booming culinary scene, and welcomes countless foodies each year. In addition to being located close by to some of the best restaurants in the city, Zero George Street also offers guests the opportunity to take part in cooking lessons, conducted by chef Randy Williams. Guests will learn how to create a variety of local classics, but with modern and innovative twists, such as the hotel’s signature sweet corn bread with lavender honey and Chambord cream.
Rides in the Fastest Four-Door Car in History
The launch of Virgin Hotels in Chicago has already created quite a buzz, with many calling it the most technologically advanced hotel in the US. In addition to its very flexible cancellation policy, reasonably priced mini-bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi, the hotel also drives guests around Chicago in the fastest four-door vehicle ever to be made – the Tesla Model S P85D, which can go from zero to sixty in just 3.2 seconds.
Hotel perks are definitely getting more and more extravagant, and this is something that OROGOLD would never complain about! With a large majority of hotels now offering services such as free Wi-Fi and use of a gym, innovative hotels are staying ahead of the competition by coming up with some awesome new perks, and we definitely cannot wait to try them!