Sometimes, it’s the little things that count most when it comes to a luxurious stay. Many hotels boast top-tier amenities, service, dining and more, but it’s the ones that provide the extra details that can stand out the most. From handpicked and local fruit to packed lunches for the plane ride home, we’ve gathered just a sampling of the small touches that do big things for a guest experience.
The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel
Business travelers in London will immediately feel right at home at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Especially when they receive personalized business cards upon arrival.
Travelers looking to unwind at this palatial Five-Star Southern Vermont getaway will be treated to a fun mini Stave jigsaw puzzle upon arrival and will leave with a complimentary ceramic dish.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
It’s only fitting a Five-Star hotel provides a five-star sleep — complimentary Central Harmony oil (lemongrass fragrance) for guests staying in L450 rooms and suites can be used as perfume, be put in a dish near your bed as an air freshener or be used as a bath essence.
This Four-Star Santa Barbara-area resort fully embraces its sunny roots by giving guests a basket of handpicked tangerines grown only in Ojai, California, upon arrival.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
If you’re planning to tee off at this Four-Star Florida resort, you’ll no doubt appreciate the customized luggage tag that can be used to mark your prized collection of clubs.
Rest your head at this Five-Star Los Angeles icon in personalized style with monogrammed pillowcases. And yes — you’re allowed to bring that little piece of luxury home with you.
The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club
Reconnect with your pen pal (or just make your friends jealous) by sending a missive using the personalized stationery this Five-Star getaway offers its guests.
After a long day in L.A., slip into a plush and monogrammed robes (for repeat and VIP guests) at this Five-Star hotel.
Although you might not want to leave, this Four-Star Knoxville escape sends guests on their way with a delicious packed lunch (with items such as homemade chips, pasta salad, an oatmeal cookie and more) for the plane ride home.
Photos Courtesy of The Peninsula Beverly Hills, L’Ermitage and Twin Farms