Surprising Bedtime Treats Delivered at Hotel Turndown Time Slideshow
November 28, 2012
Cookies and Milk at Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods, N.H.)
Children are treated to a cookies and milk turndown service at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. During the holiday season, the hotel offers Elf Tuck-Ins, where one of "Santa’s elves" brings cookies and milk and stops by to read The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore as each boy and girl is tucked into bed for the night with a Mary Meyer stuffed moose. While the cookies and milk turndown is offered year-round, the Elf Tuck-Ins are offered Dec. 14 and 15 and Dec. 21 to 24 for $30 for the first child and $15 for each additional child in the same room.
Bottled Cocktails at Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro (Chicago)
While many hotels offer extraordinary turndown services for children, Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro offers a turndown treat for couples who host their wedding at Hotel Allegro. The hotel bottles the signature cocktail from the couple’s wedding, which is created in collaboration with the hotel's mixologist, and leaves two bottled cocktails and a recipe card in their hotel room at the end of the night.
Penguin Cupcakes and Aspen Bedtime Stories at The Little Nell (Aspen, Colo.)
At Preferred Boutique property The Little Nell (Aspen, Colorado), children are gifted a book of Aspen-themed bedtime stories, with story plots and illustrations changing nightly during their winter stays. The book is accompanied by other complimentary turndown surprises, including a stuffed dogwearing a Little Nell bandana and a penguin skier/snowboardermade out of chocolate cupcakes by pastry chef Danielle Riesz.
12 Days of Gifts at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Beginning Dec. 12, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is counting down the 12 Days of Christmas with its 12 Days of Gifts, 12 days of daily giveaways and surprises. Each night, guests are treated to a complimentary, edible gift from the resort’s chefs. Freshly baked Christmas cookies are delivered to each room, along with a recipe from the "12 Days of Aviara Recipes" collection of easy to prepare, traditional holiday recipes.
Panda Pals at Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu (Chengdu, China)
Pandas are a symbol of Chengdu and guests young and old staying at the Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu are presented with a complimentary plush panda at bedtime.
Macarons at Park Hyatt Sydney (Sydney)
Park Hyatt Sydney knows the perfect ending to the day is not a ubiquitous chocolate square placed on the pillow. Instead, the hotel presents a colorful collection of French macarons at bedtime.
Slumber Guru at Anantara Kihavah Villas (Maldives)
Sometimes weary travelers need help getting to sleep. Enter the Slumber Guru at Anantara Kihavah Villas. Guests start the Slumber Guru experience with an early evening meal at one of the hotel’s restaurants, followed by an in-room, candlelit milk bath, a soothing lavender or ylang-ylang oil massage, and culminating with a choice of infused herbal teas or hot chocolate and homemade cookies. The Slumber Guru package, which also includes a choice of pillows from the pillow menu that are sprayed with mist, a lavender silk eye mask, and ear plugs, is $200 per couple.