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FEMALE FRIENDLY: Seven hotels with Ladies' Floors

23 Sep 2009

DUBAI

Jumeirah Emirates Tower

Jumeirah Emirates Tower

What’s it like? Located on the 40th floor the hotel tower of Jumeirah Emirates Towers is the Chopard Ladies Floor. It features 10 Tower Rooms and one Apex Suite where every detail – including unique flower arrangements to greet arriving guests – has been attended to to create a tasteful and relaxing ambience.

What’s offered? A entirely female staff caters to every lady visitor’s need. Perks include fine linens and duvets especially designed for the Chopard Ladies Floor, in-suite yoga facilities, a cosmetics fridge and toiletries by Chopard no less.

Contact: 971 4 319 8732, www.jumeirah.com

Tamani Hotel Marina

Tamani Hotel Marina

What’s it like? The Ladies’ Floor is located on the 29th floor of this 209-room property belonging to the Tamani Hotels and Resorts Group of Dubai.

What’s offered? A “spa experience” is what management has tried to recreate in each guestroom, achieved by balancing the scents and aromas to provide an uplifting and refreshing atmosphere. Specific perks include fluffy blankets, calorie-specific meals and services provided by solely female staff.

Contact: 971 4 399 2500, www.tamani.com

HONGKONG

The Fleming

The Fleming

What’s it like? “Her Space” takes up an entire floor of the 66-room boutique hotel in the Wanchai district.

What’s offered? Fresh flower arrangement, aroma oil, silk curtains, super-soft and furry cushions, extra pillows, fur rug, jewellery box, leg massage machine and facial steamer.

The health conscious will find the minibar containing herbal teas and healthy snacks, while a yoga mat is available for those poses and if required, a day pass to nearby California Fitness Center can be issued.

Until December 31, a spa treatment package from HK$1,380 (US$178) upwards per night is offered, and includes a 60-minute massage with free aromatherapy, breakfast, four-course dinner at Cubix Restaurant, free broadband access among others runs A HK$300 (US$39) supplement applies in the high season.

Contact: 852 3607 2288, www.thefleming.com

MUMBAI

Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt Mumbai

What’s it like? Non-smoking guestrooms with no connecting doors are located close to the elevators. Only a female butler and female attendants will provide in-room services.

What’s offered? Women’s magazines, the in-room scent of fresh lilies, screening of all incoming calls past 10pm and bathroom amenities such as additional mirror lighting, nail polish remover, safety pins, cleansing milk and toner, soft cotton bathrobe and silk jewellery box among others.

Contact: tel 91 22 6676 1234, www.mumbai.grand.hyatt.com

NEW DELHI

ITC Maurya

ITC Maurya

What’s it like? The Eva Floor is found in seven ITC Luxury Collection hotels of the ITC Welcom Group of India, which will increase to eight when the ITC Royal Gardenia hotel in Bangalore opens on October 6. This section enjoys its own individual elevator access.

What’s offered? Complimentary airport transfers in a hotel limousine are part of the package, and services on the Eva Floor are provided by a female only staff. An interactive doorbell allows the guest to see who is at the door without moving from her seat. Other luxuries include a complimentary Chef’s Trolley with fresh confections wheeled in daily by the lady butler, mobile hair dryer, full-length mirror and magnifying glass for make up.

Contact: tel 91 11 2611 2233, www.itcwelcomgroup.com

SHANGHAI

Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai Daning

Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai Daning

What’s it like? The 326-room hotel is part of the new Life Hub@Daning integrated complex. It has set aside the 12th floor exclusively for female corporates.

What’s offered? Floral arrangement consisting of daisies, seasonal fruit, turndown snacks and a complimentary 15-minute head and shoulder massage at Touch Spa.

Contact: 86 21 2602 2222, www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints

St Regis

St Regis

What’s it like? After extensive consumer research in 2003, the hotel discovered a demand for the product, and soon after designated three floors of this 328-room hotel exclusively for female travellers. Consisting of the usual room types: Deluxe, Grand Luxe and Mandarin Suite with the same décor as other guestrooms, Ladies Rooms, however

What’s offered? Consisting of the usual room types: Deluxe, Grand Luxe and Mandarin Suite with the same décor as other guestrooms, Ladies Rooms, however, feature amenities expected to appeal to the ladies such as Bvlgari toiletries, Evian moisturizing spray, a selection of fashion magazines, potpourri, silk hangers and portable full-length mirrors. Other products such as hair clips, brushes and nail polish removers can be provided upon request.

Female butlers conduct room check in, attend to their customers’ needs during their stay and ensure their security, making sure the floors are accessible only to bona fide guests. Concierge staff are also trained to recommend safe dining options for single women travellers and suggest proper attire for excursions and entertainment venues.

Contact: 86 21 5050 4567, www.stregis.com/shanghai

Other hotels we’ve encountered offering Ladies Floors include Lotte Hotel Seoul, Naumi Singapore and some Accor properties in Japan.

Margie T Logarta

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