Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Lets Loose with a Pillow Fight
Admit it: You've always wanted to just have a big old pillow fight in a hotel room. The fluffy pillows are just so tempting. But of course, you're an adult and don't really partake in such childish games, not least because you don't need to get hassled by the hotel. But the Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach not only allows pillow fights, it encourages them with a special pillow fight turndown amenity.
Yes, we know what you are thinking--Ritz-Carlton? Pillow Fight? Having Fun? But this is for real. However, it is restricted to families and is not a way for you to fulfill some age-old teenage dream.
Guests of the hotel and their children can order the Family Pillow Fight, which arms you with 30 brightly colored tiny silk pillows, two sets of little boxing gloves for the kiddies, some game options and a CD to help set the face-smashing mood.
It'll give you a chance to act like a 7-year-old, or to let your always-fighting kids duke it out safely. And this isn't some pillow-pelting free-for-all. The game cards set forth pillow fight rules, like there are five 20-second rounds timed by the buzzer on the provided CD and the person with the most direct hits is champion. One card gives out other game ideas, like having a pillow scavenger hunt in the room, and another card tells you how to create a Pillow Circus by balancing the pillows on your body or juggling them.
After you've knocked everyone down, the fam can sit down to milk and cookies, which come with the amenity. The Family Pillow Fight costs $60 and room rates typically start around $319 a night.
Interesting, the hotel is the only Ritz to offer the Family Pillow Fight. We wonder if other Ritzes will be keen to pick it up?
[Photo: Corey Weiner]