If you’re a true food lover at heart, a vacation might not feel complete until you’ve whipped up one of your signature dishes to enjoy in the privacy of your living accommodations. At the St. Regis Bal Harbor each suite is equipped with kitchen so guests can dispatch their own personal butler to go shop for ingredients and set everything up in the kitchen. Guests can enjoy a crisp glass of wine while watching the sunset on their balcony before cooking their own meal, without having to worry about shopping for ingredients or cleaning up after the affair. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you can commission the world-renowned pastry chef to bake elegant birthday cakes or even sweets for the whole family.
The 380-room Victorian-era landmark hotel has been visited by literary notables including Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Guests at The Langham Hotel who enjoy a good read with their dinner or late night snack can order from the hotel’s Book Butler, a service that will hand select a book based on your preferences and place it on your bedside table during turndown as a gift, along with a leather bookmark and a personal note explaining the choice of reading material.
Situated along the Sea of Cortez in the Los Cabos Corridor (with access to one the only swimmable beaches!), Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort, Los Cabos is a go-to spot for authentic Mexican dining. While the resort offers five on-site restaurants, guests don’t even need to step out of the room to fulfill a Baja craving. To accommodate guests’ needs no matter what time of day, the complete room service menu is provided 24/7. Are you thinking Baja tacos for breakfast? Yes please.
You’re traveling for business and staying at Amway Grand Plaza when a late-night pizza craving strikes. Instead of ordering from a national brand chain, indulge in some local pizzeria culture with Piezelli’s Pizza, the hotel’s out-of-the-box alternative to in-room dining. Piezelli’s is a 24-hour pizza delivery service available for guests at all hours of the day. Piezelli's currently represents roughly 15 percent of the property’s overall room service revenue, which has steadily increased over the past two years. Now that’s what we call door-to-door service.
Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito is already a food lover’s haven with its organic Tea Bar and a culinary arts program offering classes like “Cooking from the Farmers’ Market” and the “Asian Melting Pot,” the scenic luxury resort in California offers a little something for cocktail aficionados too. Order your own in-room happy hour by ordering all the makings of a Moscow Mule, a Salty Dog, or other classic cocktail. Personal bartenders are also available if you’d rather mingle than mix.
Chile has plenty of luxury lodging, but The Singular in Puerto Bories, Chile stands out for its unparalleled connections to local Patagonian history. The hotel was previously a turn-of-the-century meatpacking plant where lambs were first introduced to southern Chile. Aptly, in-room dining celebrates Chilean game with guanaco burgers, Patagonian hare, and, of course, wood-fired lamb.
Where else would you consider paying $7 for a single roasted vine-ripe tomato? At Trump International Hotel and Tower outpost, the “Nourish” program delivers the ultimate fuel for a peak travel experience. Every in-room dining menu from breakfast to dinner and everything in between offers vegan, gluten-free and organic options with provided nutritional information. Start your day with a tofu scramble or a spinach and whole wheat breakfast burrito, or unwind with agave chili-lime chicken or a protein-packed surf and turf salad with filet mignon and jumbo shrimp.
When you’re in Chicago and want to be a baller like none other than Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, then the Intercontinental in Chicago has the room service options to do just the trick. Room service at the Intercontinental includes the option to indulge in a juicy, dry aged Prime Porterhouse for two alongside a wedge salad dressed with local blue cheese and bacon and hand cut fries cooked in beef fat. Between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m., you can even indulge in a three-course prix fixe menu that includes soup or Caesar salad, petite filet mignon, Scottish salmon, and a choice between bittersweet chocolate pudding and seasonal sorbet with rosemary shortbread.
When you’re visiting French Polynesia, you need not even leave your room to enjoy a balanced breakfast at Le Taha’a Resort and Spas. Guests staying at Le Taha'a island resort and spa in Taha'a, French Polynesia, can have their breakfast delivered to their private deck by a strumming ukulele player. A view from the lagoon is the perfect way to start your day over a breakfast of fresh squeezed juices, delicious pastries and tropical fruits.
If you think ordering room service is a luxury, how about ordering a chef-driven private dining experience at Hôtel Le Toiny in St. Bart’s? Restaurant Le Gaiac in St. Bart’s offers a discreet private dining experience in your Villa Suite, on its garden terrace, or any other location on its 17-acre property. Select from memorable dishes like spaghetti with black truffles and fresh Parmesan, or Caribbean lobster "à la plancha," served with Creole rice and melted brown butter. If you’re feeling adventurous, let chef Sylvain Révélant prepare you a customized multi-course menu.
Some people travel to Las Vegas to stay out all night, but at Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, chef Nobu Matsuhisa gives you every reason never to leave your room. If “see and be seen” isn’t your style, order from the world's largest Nobu restaurant and lounge. Savor Maine lobster with wasabi pepper or choose a selection of the freshest sushi and sashimi. Pair your meal with Japanese beer or Nobu's signature brands of chilled sake from your room’s minibar.
If you’re planning to stay out all night, The Water Club restaurant, with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at the helm, will bring you breakfast… before bed. At The Water Club Restaurant at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa, in Atlantic City, Zakarian created a variety in-room specials for high rollers like “long night,” which combines hanger steak and eggs with Emergen-C vitamin powder and a dedicated late-night breakfast menu called “Breakfast Before Bed,” available from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.