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The Club Hotel Jersey Launches A 'Sunshine Butler' For Fashionably Pale Brits

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  Site Where: Green St, St Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom, JE2 4UH
July 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (0)


The Sunshine Butler's grounds

In America, they have tanning butlers. In the UK, one is fashionably pale, so one has a “sunshine butler”. Or at least, one does when there’s enough sun to merit wearing sunscreen.

Yes, hot on the heels of the biggest heatwave ever (maybe), The Club Hotel & Spa in St Helier, Jersey, has recruited a Sunshine Butler to strut the terraces of the hotel, polishing sunglasses, administering suncream of various strengths, misting one’s face and feet with mineral water, and proffering iced towels and chilled watermelon.

That leaves guests to wallow on their sunloungers by the Mediterranean-style Pool Terrace, take a dip (once adequately creamed) in the pool, or enjoy that cocktail without being irritated by one’s hot and sweaty feet. What more could one need?

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9 Kinds of Hotel Butlers You Probably Never Knew Existed

March 12, 2014 at 1:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

The official definition of a butler is, according to Google, this: "the chief manservant of a house." In other words, Carson from "Downtown Abbey." But in the hotel world, a butler means so much more.

A Hotel Butler, usually found at a luxury hotel, does whatever a guest wants. The butlers go beyond the concierge service and step into personal assistant realm, doings mundane tasks such as unpacking suitcases, arranging car services, ordering room service, and picking clothes up for laundry or dry-cleaning. Alas, hotel butlers are really expensive. Not everyone can have one during their stay, unless they are willing to pay top dollar for the biggest suite in the house.

So luxury hotels came up with a genius way to let everyone experience having a butler on call--by creating specialized butler services. We've rounded up 9 Kinds of Hotel Butlers You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed. And yes, some of these butlers are really reaching. Know of another niche butler service? Tell us in comments below!

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How to Improve On the Tanning Butler? Just Add Booze

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  Site Where: One Lincoln Road [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
October 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM | by | Comment (1)

You've heard all about the world's only Tanning Butler at Ritz-Carlton South Beach. We didn't think life could get much better than having such a service at our disposal. But then came word that the hotel was upgrading its poolside service. Three words: Mixologist on Wheels.

That's right, the hotel now has a roaming bartender who does the rounds of the pool deck twice a day Fridays through Sundays. Watch out for master mixologist Ramsey Pimentel at noon and 3 p.m. when he'll mix and muddle and shake and pour you your cocktail of choice.

Capirinhas are one of Pimentel's specialties and he even creates his own syrups, including a cleansing ginger and a Bird Thai Chili, to use in his concoctions. His latest creation? The "Hot Mate cocktail", a cold-on-the-bottom, fire-on-top beverage inspired by the South American tea-like drink, mate.

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Meet The New Tanning Butler at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

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  Site Where: One Lincoln Road [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
May 24, 2010 at 9:20 AM | by | Comment (1)

We've been longtime fans of the Tanning Butler program at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach so we are tickled all shades of pink to bring you the very first photos of the new Tanning Butler, Miguel Pando.

HotelChatter snagged this exclusive meeting with Miguel on a steaming hot day in Miami Beach last Friday. But we couldn't keep him to ourselves, so please go ahead and enjoy our video and image gallery introducing Miguel ...

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