Kevin Marple


Mint on the pillow? Boring! Monogrammed pillowcases? Getting there. But how about even more personal touches — ones that are more fun?

Check into Level Nine of The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C., and you’ll find a complimentary, customized cocktail bar with all the ingredients you need to make your favorite beverage. (Did we mention top-shelf liquor?) Many Four Seasons hotels also offer intoxicating amen­ities — at Four Seasons Hotel ­Chicago, guests are visited by the Martini Man, who comes wielding spirits on a cart for an in-room happy hour. Kids will love the hotel’s Ice Cream Man and Hot Chocolate Doc, and the cupcake amenity at Four ­Seasons ­Hotel Boston hand-delivers cupcakes with piping bags of icing and decorations. Kimpton Hotels also has rolled out a wealth of custom amenities, like the s’mores kits at RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Ore., and custom soaps made from herbs and flowers grown on the rooftop garden at The Alexis Hotel in Seattle. Guests staying at the newly renovated Hanover Inn at Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., will love the Whoopie Pie turndown service (the dessert originated in New Hampshire), where a festive flavor is delivered each month (think vanilla with champagne filling for January). Head north to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, British Columbia, and you’ll find an on-call Fragrance Concierge  armed with luxurious scents (Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Hermès, to name a few).



The Details

Washington, D.C.
The Dupont Circle Hotel
(202) 483-6000
www.doylecollection.com

Chicago
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
(312) 280-8800
www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs

Boston
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
(617) 338-4400
www.fourseasons.com/boston

Portland, Ore.
RiverPlace Hotel
(503) 228-3233
www.riverplacehotel.com

Seattle
The Alexis Hotel

(206) 624-4844
www.alexishotel.com

Hanover, N.H.
Hanover Inn at Dartmouth

(603) 643-4300
www.hanoverinn.com

Vancouver
Rosewood Hotel Georgia

(604) 682-5566
www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotelgeorgia