You say all you need in a hotel are the basics? Get out of the box, buddy, and check into the latest list of perks.
Order up a downy dozen from the free Pillow Fight Menu at New York’s Gorham Hotel. Options include small toss pillows, extra soft versions, and Pokemon- and NASCAR-themed pillowcases for the kids. Rooms from $179. (800) 735-0710, www.gorhamhotel.com
Too much Hawaii, not enough sunblock? Guests at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental on Oahu can seek solace from the on-site nurse to tend to sunburns, backaches, colds, and other non-life-threatening complaints, compliments of the house. Rooms from $310. (800) 367-2525, www.mandarinoriental.com
Practice your mantra and grab some downtime in the new meditation stations in each room of the Hotel Monaco Chicago. Bay-window seats turn into private sanctuaries via darkening curtains and plush pillows. Rates from $179. (800) 397-7661, www.monaco-chicago.com —