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From Nail Files to Firewater, Hotels Hand Out More Amenities

November 1, 2013 at 2:26 PM | by | ()

Oh, we love when hotels give us a little extra treat in our rooms. We're not too particular--heck, we've been excited with everything from toothpaste to contact solution. It's the small things that count, especially when some hotels won't even supply a bottle of water in case of midnight hour parchness.

So, imagine our delight upon discovering even more amenities available at these properties. Some of them are nice gestures to show appreciation, others are yours with a simple request. As always, keep your eyes peeled for perks--you never know what you could be missing out on!

Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.: Each evening, the hotel features a different president's favorite cookie in the hotel lobby along with a recipe that guests can take home. Examples include Barack Obama's white & dark chocolate chip to Abraham Lincoln's lemon squares. Happen to be staying at the Georgetown property? Look forward to the butler who serves s'mores every evening by the wood burning fireplace.

Grand Hi Lai Hotel, Tawain: In this day of email and texting, no one writes letters anymore. It's a lost art form, it seems. Not here. You know why? Because you are going to write ditties galore when you stay in the Hello Kitty suite. The room is naturally decked out with H.K. accouterments, including bathroom amenities. But how cool will it be send a "hai" letter to your nearest and dearest on Kitty themed postcards, notepads, paper and seal it with a Kitty envelope? You don't even have to answer. We already know.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: Guests at this all-inclusive resort receive their own free full bottle of artisanal reposado tequila made exclusively for the hotel by the founders of the Don Julio brand. Making in-room margaritas? ˇSí!

Four Seasons Hotels: If you think that tiny little vanity kit in your hotel bathroom is a sign of luxury, you haven't been to a Four Seasons lately. Here's a little secret: Ask the front desk reception for a manicure set and you'll be presented with this free, extra-fancy nail salon-worthy kit. A sturdy stainless steel nail clipper and filer, cuticle shaper, and 3-inch scissor are packaged in a lovely, compact container. Be prepared to look at cardboard emery boards with scorn from now on.

[Photos:Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Grand Hi Lai Hotel, Grand Velas Resorts, HotelChatter]

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