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You would be hard-pressed to find a person who does not enjoy receiving freebies, and one of the best places to score some is at hotels.
Most hotels will offer guests complimentary toiletry kits, but some hotels have taken the on-the-house services to the next level and are spoiling their guests with free wine and even designer clothes. We round up five hotels with complimentary perks to #findyourself with after a day of losing yourself in travel.
Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, and the folks at Sheraton Grand have tapped into this need to provide guests in a majority of their hotels – including the Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel –with free-to-use ‘handy’ mobile phones during their stay. Travellers will not have to purchase data roaming as the phone offers unlimited access to the Internet, free calls to local numbers as well as to selected international destinations. Several other hotels around the world have jumped on the bandwagon as well.
After a packed day of sightseeing, sitting down to an afternoon tea – French style – sounds like a perfect way to take a breather. At Hotel Malte – Astotel in Paris, guests can do so at no extra charge and snack on a delectable selection of French pastries, coffee and tea daily. Imagine all the money saved from splurging on snacks – perhaps you might have enough cash for those cute pair of earrings or shoes after all.
W Hotels is dead serious when they started their signature ‘Whatever/Whenever’ concierge service – to the point of waving their magic wand and sourcing designer wear for guests to loan during their stay. ‘Walk Out Wardrobe’ is a designer wardrobe room service for the guest who forgets to pack a black-tie-ready outfit for a spontaneous night out. The service is complimentary for guests staying in a suite and gives them access to over 4,000 designer pieces.
At each of the Kimpton Hotels’ locations, guests mingle at the daily evening social hour over free wine. At the Hotel Monaco’s Portland outlet however, the drinking is an impetus to get the creative juices flowing and encourage guests to paint. Art supplies and easels will be provided at no extra cost.
We are entranced by the luxurious Four Seasons Resort in Wailea, and the hotel goes even further with a slew of complimentary goodies and services. Guests can save on investing in sunscreen as the hotel provides the essential in a choice of three SPFs, along with refreshing Evian face spritzes. Other free treats include signing up for a scuba diving clinic or an outrigger canoe jaunt.