Some Hotel Bathrooms Are Kinda Like Mini-Spas... Should This Be Standard?
One thing we've noticed over the past few years of travel is how the hotel bathroom is becoming more and more like a mini-spa at certain locations, going beyond the white bar of soap and terse wash rags to offer plush amenities, such as spa benches in the shower and fancy designer toiletries.
And it's not just about soap and cream. Bathrobes, flowers, candles, rainshowers, jacuzzi tubs, televisons... we've seen the whole deal, and guess what? We like it! Hell, we even know that it is possible to create a steam room/shower combination, so the sky is the limit. In our mind, a "personal spa" is a great way for hotels without spas to gain some ground on those that have in-house spa facilities.
Obviously, we don't expect this type of treatment from Motel 6, but would it be wrong to suggest that most mid-range to luxury hotels should focus on making the bathroom more than just a place to brush your teeth? Even business travelers would probably appreciate it after a long day of meetings, no?
Perhaps this could start at the suite level and work its way down, but hotels need to make sure they aren't wasting their money, first and foremost. What does that mean? Like we've been saying, it means your feedback is important! Corinthian Hotels, for example, have begun transferring its spa amenities to the bathrooms of its hotels across Europe, Russia, and Africa because of guest feedback.
So don't be shy. Would you pay a higher rate or small upgrade for a better bathroom? Feel free to voice your opinion on Facebook, Twitter, or the comments below.
[Photo: Gulf Hotel Bahrain]