Hotels that provide unusual perks

1 Sep 2010

Some hotels provide the basics of bed and board, while others go the extra mile to make you feel like rock star royalty or just provide some thrills. You might want to take advantage of these special perks on your next stay.


The Opposite House
The perk: Maserati Quattroporte S
With passenger seats featuring a massage function and an 11-speaker Bose sound system, the Maserati Quattroporte S can be rented by the day. Guests don’t have to worry about getting lost or dealing with Beijing’s horrendous traffic as it comes with a chauffeur who’s also trained to point out the city’s ancient and modern attractions.


The Peninsula
The perk: Mini Cooper 
Along with the Peninsula’s 14 Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantoms and one 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Hongkong’s Grand Dame has introduced two Mini Cooper S Clubman for suite guests to rent throughout their stay. Just the cool convenience to tool around the territory.

The Mira Hong Kong
The perk: In-room entertainment centre and “My Mobile” service
The Sony Entertainment Centre in guestrooms is incorporated with a 500GB state-of-the-art personal computer, Blu-Ray DVD and internet radio. In addition, My Mobile by The Mira allows your personal phone to sync with the room phone so you stay connected while you’re away, soothing worries about about those pricey roaming charges.


Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai
The perk: Taj Luxury Yacht
The three-hour cruise along the Queen’s Necklace in Mumbai, with drinks served by a personal butler on board is one of the many luxuries offered by this accommodation landmark, which recently emerged from a major refurbishment. The vessel features a state-of-the-art entertainment system and three air-conditioned bedrooms, each able to take up two guests. The hotel’s banqueting team can organise events onboard according to any specification.


Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
The perk: Helicopter ride
The services of a BELL-408 helicopter allows guests to take in the vibrant city of Jakarta from the air. But it’s got to be booked for a minimum of two hours and accommodates five people. The whirly bird also provides airport transfer services and quick scenic trips to the achipelago’s many islands.



W Seoul Walkerhill
The perk: Luxury service for pets
Even your four-legged companion is gets pampered to the max. Upon arrival, it even gets a welcome packet. Special concierge services include dog-sitting, dog walking, grooming and a birthday cake if the occasion warrants. There are also other amenities such as leashes and rubber toys among others.

Divya Hiranandani

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