Shopaholics have a friend in luxury hotels that cater to their basest desires with specialty packages that put a focus on nearby high-end shopping districts and stores. Here are five resorts where you can spend a couple days stuffing your bags with new clothes, bracelets and in-room amenities. Just don’t forget your credit card.
Palace Hotel Tokyo
Explore Japan’s oldest and most esteemed department store with the Couture Tokyo package at this regal hotel in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district. The deal comes with two nights’ accommodations and daily breakfast at Grand Kitchen so you can fuel up for a day of shopping while sitting on the terrace that overlooks a moat.
After your morning meal, head to Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, the famous department store that dates back to the 1600s. There, you can spend the JPY50,000 (about $415) gift card that comes with the package. If you need help figuring out what to grab from the seven-floor emporium, the personal shopping concierge can assist.
The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel
We guarantee you’ve never had a shopping experience like the one at Sands Shoppes on Macau’s Cotai Strip. Inside this mega mall (made up of Shoppes at Venetian, Shoppes at Cotai Central and Shoppes at Four Seasons), experience a dizzying amount of shops (650 duty-free luxury retailers), serenading gondoliers paddling by simulated Venetian streetscapes and a three-story waterfall.
The unique Shop and Stay promotion at The Venetian will inspire you to drop some cash — spend MOP30,000 (about $3,780) and you’ll earn one night in a suite at the Four-Star hotel. The best part? You can apply the credit during your current stay or use it on a future visit through June 1.
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
Union Square is the toniest spot to shop in San Francisco, with big-name luxury brands like Prada, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton lining the charming streets. Take advantage of the Four-Star hotel’s close proximity to the bustling boutiques and book the Fashionista Insider Shopping package, which will undoubtedly get you in the mood to shop until you drop.
With this special, you’ll get one night at the JW, a $50 gift certificate and a VIP shopping experience to Bloomingdale’s, 15 percent off all day, a free Dior makeup consultation and delivery of packages to the hotel if you spend $250. Bonus: The package includes two power bars for power shopping, of course.
Trump International Beach Resort
While you may spend some time on the sand at this Sunny Isle Four-Star beach resort just outside Miami, we’re betting most of your time will be spent hitting the stores, especially if you book the Miami Shopping package. You’ll get a daily scheduled round-trip transfer to Aventura Mall. The third-largest mall in America, Aventura is packed with retailers such as Breitling, Tory Burch and Burberry.
The deal also includes a 15 percent savings at Bloomingdale’s, a welcome amenity from the mall, 20 percent off a massage at the resort’s Four-Star Aquanox Spa, and a free 26-inch hardside spinner suitcase to stash all your new goods.
Villas of Grand Cypress
It may be located in Orlando, but this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star resort knows there’s a lot more to Central Florida than theme parks. While you can spend time at Grand Cypress’ golf academy, the pool or the restaurants, shoppers will want to book the Shop, Stroll, Indulge & Enjoy package, which includes overnight accommodations, daily breakfast and, most importantly, car service to and from Winter Garden, a hidden gem shopping mecca just north of Orlando.
The driver will drop you off on Park Avenue, where you can peruse more than 100 boutiques and specialty stores selling everything from jewelry and antiques to clothing and books. Check out Downeast for Southern Tide button-ups and feminine Shoshanna tops, and Bay Hill Jewelers for bold Gucci baubles and hand-beaded and embroidered Deepa Gurnani accessories. Afterward, retire to one of the luxe, Mediterranean-meets-contemporary villas on the 1,500-acre property.