All About the Experience: Personalized Amenities

As more and more hotels cater to experience-seeking travelers, many of these properties are finding that classic amenities just aren’t cutting it. The solution? Adding a little personality. Below are just a few examples of hotels that went the extra mile to please experience-focused guests.

Portland, Ore.-based Provenance Hotels teamed up with LATHER, a company that develops natural body and skincare products, to create a line of soaps crafted in collaboration with some of Portland’s most respected culinary artisans, incorporating elements such as hand-harvested sea salt to teas from Smith Teamaker.

The Sound of Your Stay program at Hard Rock Hotels provides musicians with a Fender guitar and headphones to enjoy jam sessions without neighbors’ complaints.

Sleep-deprived travelers can choose from a 10-pillow menu with the Relax & Renew program at The Benjamin Hotel in New York City. Additionally, a 24/7 sleep concierge provides on-demand meditation and in-room spa treatments.


The Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., offers a complimentary fireside s’mores event.

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Kate Hughes, Editor, LODGING Magazine