The Little Touches
As we mentioned earlier, it’s all the little touches that hoteliers use to make their guests feel special and pampered. We encourage you to pay the same attention to yourself by stocking your room with some extra-special amenities like these:
Fresh Flowers: Don’t wait for a special occasion—treat yourself to a small bouquet a few times a month and wake up to fresh flowers every day. To get the feeling that you’re traveling the world, pick blooms that represent iconic travel destinations—colourful tulips (Holland), fragrant lavender (Provence), orchids or chrysanthemums (Japan), etc.—and display them in a beautiful vase, like the gleaming Dinesh pictured above.
Candles: Scent is one of the most powerful memory-triggering senses, so it’s no wonder some boutique hotels have released their own signature scent collections. They want you to be reminded of their beautiful rooms and return often! To avoid being overwhelmed by scent, choose just one indulgently fragrant candle for your nightstand or dresser and another for the master bath. Keep a small box of matches or a sleek electronic lighter close for easy lighting.
Toiletries: There’s something about displaying bath and beauty products on a tray that makes them just that much more indulgent. To get this same feeling in your master bath or vanity table, fill a mirrored tray, like the Derex, with your favourite creams and potions, along with lidded jars of cotton pads and swabs. If you’re feeling extra, decant your mouthwash and bubble bath into beautiful glass bottles with stoppers or swing top lids and refill when needed.
Be sure to always keep your suite stocked with fresh linens and towels, high quality paper products, and extras like satin sleep masks, aromatherapy eye pillows, plush robes, and cozy slippers. And, if you have kids, it’s never too early to start training them on the finer points of room service.
Until we can all travel again, we hope you have some fun creating a luxe hotel experience at home. For more ideas to staycation like a pro, check out this blog post about staycationing with the family: What a Trip!