I saw an article the other day about the competition between luxury hotels to provide the ultimate in unique features.
I loved the baby butler who warms the bottles and rocks the young one to sleep while mum relaxes in a hot tub, the monogrammed robes that are placed in the suite before the guests’ arrival and the idea of a poem being laid on your pillow at every turn-down.
But my favourite was the eco possibilities at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies.
Younger guests are encouraged in a variety of ways to help efforts to save Nevis’s endangered sea turtles in a programme designed by experts at the Caribbean Conservation Corporation. Included is the chance to pay to ‘adopt’ a turtle which has been tagged with a satellite transmitter for research purposes. Adoptive guests can then monitor their turtles’ migratory patterns via an Internet-based program at home or school.
Can’t imagine many hotels will be able to match that!
by Andy Moreton