- 1 Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, Nicaragua
- 2 Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, CA
- 3 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
- 4 Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO
- 5 Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise, Canada
- 6 The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, Bluffton, SC
- 7 Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Santa Fe
- 8 The Farmhouse, Rutherford, CA
- 9 The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA
- 10 Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
- 11 Tribeca Grand Hotel, NYC
- 12 Hard Rock Hotels
World’s Most Amazing Hotel Perks
Forget private butlers and free bottles of champagne. That's so five years ago. How about a spin in a Porsche? A private ice rink? Or your own Fender guitar? We're crazy about these 11 ridiculously cool amenities.
Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, Nicaragua
This serene retreat on the Western coast of Nicaragua is all about feng shui and positive energy. "Aura" architects customize your room layout to your liking and take you on a forest bathing excursion or to an enlightenment session, which includes a meditation and chakra assessment with Spa Mukul's healer. And, if that's not enough to bliss you out, there's a wellness menu that offers guests aromatherapy, ambient music, healthy treats and reinvigorating elixirs.
Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, CA
Make like Mad Men's Don Draper and embrace your inner yogi with a neo-hippie relaxation group session led by world-renowned stress management and meditation expert, John Sahakian. Guests can also practice their downward dog in a beachfront yoga class or recharge at the Sea Wellness Spa with a Citrus Drench body treatment, using crystallized honey, shea butter and orange juice.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
Stayed up until dawn club hopping with celebs, gambling your life savings and guzzling free-flowing booze? That is, if you even remember last night… Partiers who book a Stay Well room at the MGM Grand can quickly bounce back from their Sin City shenanigans thanks to health boosting (hangover curing?) amenities like vitamin C-infused showers, dawn simulation, air purification systems and energizing lights, all designed by Deepak Chopra and the Cleveland Clinic. With a recovery team like this, no one will ever know what happened in Vegas.
Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO
This Rocky Mountain retreat ensures your pooch is just as pampered as you are (or more so?). Homemade treats, doggy bowls and embroidered beds topped with orthopedic pads and down cushions are all available on the pet menu. And no need to fret about Fido getting lost on his vacation since Hotel Jerome provides engraved collar tags with its phone number and address, just in case.
Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise, Canada
Do you strive to be the next Michelle Kwan, but instead look like a one-man production of Drunk Gumby on Ice? Well, at the Post Hotel & Spa you can practice your triple axel (or maybe just work on not eating it) on the private outdoor rink, just outside the lobby doors. Ready to call it quits? Cozy up by the fire for free tea and coffee service, or better yet, select a bottle from the hotel’s expansive wine list for an après-skate treat.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, Bluffton, SC
Pull, aim, fire! Go for a bull's-eye at Palmetto Bluff's brand new Feather Fall Shooting Club. It's a state-of-the-art course with 13 sporting clay stations, spread over 40 acres of bottomland hardwoods. The 15 shooting sites offer a challenge for every type of marksmen, from novice to expert.
Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Santa Fe
We know it's cliché but who can resist riding along the Californian coast in a Porsche convertible? If you don't have $200,000 to spare, the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has three models available for guests to take for spins anywhere for up to four hours. It's a motorhead's dream come true.
The Farmhouse, Rutherford, CA
Wine-lovers won't be disappointed at the Farmhouse Inn. Upon check-in, guests get a glass of Sonoma wine and are given a private tour of the winery on Thursday nights. For extreme oenophiles, the hotel's knowledgeable sommelier Allyson Gorsuch will customize selections from the Michelin-starred restaurant's reserve list and leave the bottles and a detailed note about each one in your room. Salud.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA
With five expert marine biologists on staff, the Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel will blow any other kids club out of the water. Whale watching, coastal hikes, snorkeling excursions and surfing expeditions keep the little ones occupied while mom and dad enjoy more, ahem, adult-friendly activities (a couples beach stone massage, say, or an espresso detox scrub).
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
Sipping a cold cerveza poolside is just what we have in mind when we think of a seaside Mexican escape. But the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita ups the alcohol ante with a new signature ale exclusive to the hotel and made by Guadalajara-based brewery Cervecería Minerva. It's got a bad-ass label of a gold skull in honor of Dia de los Muertos and a smooth bittery taste. We recommend you order one at the hotel's new Shack Bar and hop on one of the beachfront floating day beds.
Tribeca Grand Hotel, NYC
You'll never guess where we found Nemo – here's a hint, it's not Sydney, Australia. At the Tribeca Grand Hotel, in New York, guests can request a goldfish to take to their room and accompany them home. Yes, it may be one of the weirdest amenities around, but that's why we love it.
Hard Rock Hotels
Live out your rock star fantasy at the Hard Rock Hotels. Music-loving guests can rent fender guitars, headphones and an amp, then sign up for in-room video lessons to learn some new riffs. Also on offer: turntables and customized playlists for you to chill out to by the pool or on the treadmill.