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Hotels catering specifically for their female guests is nothing new. Way back when in 2008, Kimpton Hotels rolled out the Women InTouch program which offered up a bunch of female-centric amenities and toiletries to use during their stay, like flat-irons and stain-removing wipes. Over at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, the bathroom showers even have a special ledge for ladies (or men!) to use while shaving their legs.
But even so, we still got excited by the new offerings at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in Calif., home to a handful of big corporations like Taco Bell, Asics and Toshiba.
The hotel has created The Women's Experience program which includes 50 "women-specific" non-connecting guestrooms located away from exits and stairwells, as well as bigger vanity kits with make-up removers and a "convenience collection" of amenities that includes curling and flat irons, free-weight sets and yoga mats. The program will also include smaller-sized robes and slippers, which may work well for the women with size 7 shoe or smaller. But, not every woman has petite feet--sorry--so that might be our only gripe.
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In its earlier days as The Elysian, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago was originally designed with the little black dress and Coco Channel in mind. On a recent visit, we were happy to see that none of this changed when The Elysian became the Waldorf Astoria this past February.
There’s the sunburst-shaped lobby chandelier inspired by a Channel brooch, touches of black in the furniture and artwork (really beautiful stuff hangs on the walls here), Tiffany-esque analog clocks on the bedside tables (a nice break from iPod madness), and everyday objects somehow beautifully amplified against muted backdrops.
But the crème de la crème was discovered in the bathroom beyond the shower door, where a simple nook in the shower wall sang out like a choir of angels.
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For beauty-products-loving ladies, the FAA's 3-1-1 rule puts a serious crimp in their style. Not to mention that gadgets like hair dryers and straighteners take up a lot of precious luggage real estate. To help these style-seeking women out, German Hyatt hotels and the Park Hyatt Zurich are offering Hyatt for Her, a new in-room beauty service.
As part of Hyatt for Her, hotels offer a hair menu as well as a manicure-pedicure and blow-dry room service so you don't have to lug products and equipment with you when you travel but still get smashing results.
OK, so men are from Mars and women are from Venus. But do they want to stay at different hotels? We’ve seen plenty of girly hotel packages in our travels, but some properties go even further, with amenities geared towards women and in some cases, women only floors.
Our initial reaction is that this sounds a little too much like bitchy boarding school, but we can certainly see how this could make us feel safer in certain places. What do you think? Whether it’s for security or for the female-friendly extras, would you seek out a women-only hotel or women-only floor?
Occasionally when we shack up in a hotel and are confronted with gaudy brocade galore or minimalism a la copious black leather, we find ourself thinking...."whoa, we are totally not in the demographic this place had in mind."
Feeling this way in a space which is to be a temporary home is more than uncomfortable, it can be downright stunting.
To address this issue among women travelers, the Cologne International School of Design did a very awesome thing by conducting a study to discover what is needed to create a "new hotel culture" which successfully melds the design demands of both sexes.
We were pretty excited about the Kimpton Hotels range of robes--remember the giraffe? Neat ideas haven't stopped there, and it seems like Kimpton throws a lot of money and time into coming up with creative ideas that actually sound worthwhile for travelers. Of course, it might be that there's so much emphasis on doing even better than a giraffe robe that they forget to clean the rooms--no, we have no evidence of that, we're just wondering.
Anyhow, the latest swathe of new ideas all fit into Kimpton's Women InTouch plan, a bunch of ways in which the chain is "committed to women travelers".