Travel Trend Watch: There's a Butler for That!

(Photos courtesy of Flickr members Vancity Allie, Almada Hotel, and FeeBeeDee)

Hotels will go to extreme measures to ensure their guests have a memorable experience. Aside from the expected amenities, hotels have gone above and beyond with the introduction of specialized butlers.

  • Personal Mixologist, The Surrey Hotel, New York City, NYWhy go to the bar when the bar can come to you? The mixologist at The Surrey Hotel offers New York's finest "in-room imbibing." The mixologist will make your first round of drinks and bring additional ingredients for 4-5 other drinks. Don't feel like mixing yourself? Request the service again. Cheers!
  • Tanning Butler, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, FL: Yes, you heard us correctly. The tanning butler at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach circles the beautiful pool looking for those in need of SPF. Equipped with Hampton Sun products, sunglasses cleaner, and an Evian spritzer, the butler will make sure you have everything you need for a day in the sun. And let's not stop there—the butler will happily apply your sunscreen for ensured even coverage.

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Happy National Rum Day!

(Photos courtesy of Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel, Liaison Capitol Hill and Flickr member wickerfurniture)

Happy National Rum Day! In order to celebrate the holiday, we found a few hotel bars offering rum specials that pack a punch:

  • Kimberly Hotel, NYC: Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel is offering a discount on their signature rum drink called Rum Service. Tastes of honey and pear perfectly accentuate the rum, while the NYC skyline views from the bar are unbeatable.
  • Revere Hotel, Boston: Go for a dip in the rooftop pool while you sip on Hibiscus Punch from Revere Hotel. This rum drink garnished with a beautiful hibiscus flower tastes so good, they serve pitchers of it!

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