Personal Concierges Are All The Rage. Here Are A Few To Try On Your Next Trip.
At The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California, beach butler Adam Pantastico pampers sunbathers by providing them with all of their seashore essentials, including gourmet picnic baskets, towels, Frisbees, magazines, even plastic pails and shovels. (800) 441-1414, www.fairmont.com
Don Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club in Miami Lakes brings a healthy change to personal service by adding a fitness concierge. Health specialist Wendy Hammond custom-designs wellness programs to suit every guest’s needs, from early-morning tee times to afternoon yoga classes to mid-evening massages. (800) 247-4852, www.donshulahotel.com
Concierges aren’t just for hotels anymore. City Access Providers caters to all business travelers in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. They’ll arrange restaurant reservations, tickets to a concert or Broadway show, even send you an e-mail reminder of important birthdays and anniversaries. (888) 422-2377, www.city-access.com —