Yes, what one person considers a luxury may be miles away from what other person expects, at least at the first glance. However, when you compare their arguments in more detail there are at least dozen of notions that are rather close and more similar than different. Therefore, here are top 10 essentials that will surely push any hotel room into the luxurious league.
A Welcoming Drink
One of the first things any traveller needs when he or she reaches the hotel of their choice surely is a drink, regardless if they flew, drove or came by train or a bus. This does not have to be anything extravagant; a glass of fresh fruit juice would certainly be luxurious refreshment in such instances.
Some may find asking for a facial cleanser picky considering the fact that luxury hotels do supply all necessary toiletries. However, even thou bar face soaps are provided in majority of luxury hotels they are less convenient and their use is not recommended, especially for those who have a sensitive skin.
A Shower Cap
Although these little bathroom amenities are rarely used at home, they do come in handy in hotel rooms. This is especially true if you are on a tight schedule and you simply do not have the luxury of getting your hair wet since you have just enough time for a shower before you head out to another meeting.
Nothing beats a long bath for many of those who came to a luxury hotel to relax and recharge their batteries. Bathroom TV comes like an icing on the cake in these instances. Watching your favorite TV show or a movie while sipping a nice drink is a luxury on its own.
Plug in Adapters
For all worldwide travelers this is an absolute necessity and a clear sign of luxury since they are so hard to find most the of major league hotels. Not having to carry your British plug in adapter throughout Europe of USA and vice versa certainly is a luxury.
Curtains and Rugs
Luxury room has to be warm and welcoming. Bare windows and naked floors have no place in any 5 star hotel and stylish curtains and quality floor rugs are essentials that make a dramatic difference and create just the right atmosphere.
We live in a day and age where communication is simply unimaginable without Internet. A fast, stable and free Wi-Fi connection should be available in any luxury hotel room, modern times require fast adaptations and hotels need to realize that.
Being always troubled by the size of luggage we are carrying we often forget to bring umbrellas, particularly if it is summer time. And very often we regret it. Having an umbrella waiting in your room is something anyone will memorize.
Thou we live in modern times, printed maps of the city give the warmth of tradition and take us back to childhood days, which is always a luxurious feeling.
Colorful and beautiful scenting flower arrangements make a world of difference for every room. They have a long history and make the atmosphere fresh and welcoming and time spent inside certainly more pleasurable.
Small things make a difference. People at the luxury hotels sometimes forget that and hopefully they will come by this list and incorporate at least some of the essentials into their standard room offer. It will be highly appreciated.
Author: Tajirul Haque
Tajirul Haque is a travel enthusiast and freelance travel writer on Upwork. Having written hundreds of travel articles on so many travel destinations around the world for his clients, Tajirul started Top Travel Lists back in September 2014. Travel writing is his passion and he always loves to write about a new destination as it allows him to know about more beautiful places the planet has to offer. He is always available for freelance travel writing opportunities.