From art and poems to macarons and hangover kits!
As a hotel trotter, as soon as I enter a much-anticipated hotel room I always scan every little corner in order to discover details that will reveal more about the character of the place. The best hotels are these which manage to surprise me with original gifts and cool stuff like the following:
Sweets before sweet dreams
Grace Santorini has taken surprise to a whole new level since their “turndown service” is accompanied by several things left for guests at their rooms every evening. The best thing I found during my stay there was a glass case with huge chunks of chocolate inside together with a hammer for me to use “in case of emergency”.
(How well do you know me people?)
Hotel happiness is to go back to your Parisian room and find the most elegant box with chocolates by Pierre Marcolini. True story that happened at Hotel de Vendome…
This was a sweet, gourmet “goodnight kiss” by Nikki Beach Porto Heli
Happy pills (aka jelly beans) were waiting for me at my room at Totem Hotel in Madrid
The art of photography
And finally poetry…
Can you think a better setting for some poetry contemplation than a fabulous hotel suite?
I was really happy to find an an Anthology of Greek Poetry and a book by famous Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis at Grace Hotel Mykonos.