Surprising hotel services
Dolphin Yoga at the Mirage in Las Vegas. (Photo: Courtesy of MGM Resorts International)
Some hotels offer fitness services, including personal trainers; some hotels in wine country offer wine-making classes and grape-stomping events; and some even offer cooking classes. And of course, there are all of those services and tours a concierge can arrange.
But as hotels compete for your business, some are offering other unique and surprising services:
Yoga with the dolphins: Some hotels offer yoga classes and some offer the chance to swim with dolphins, but The Mirage in Las Vegas have combined the two. For one hour on weekend mornings, guests can fall into a deep state of relaxation and peace as they flow from pose to pose in a serene, underwater viewing area within Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. With the Yoga Among the Dolphins class, the hotel provides your mat, towel, water and a smoothie. Cost: $50.
(Photo: Courtesy of the Benjamin Hotel)
The sleep concierge will assess the guest's sleep habits to recommend the perfect pillow from the 12-choice pillow menu and can even arrange a bedtime snack of the hotel's signature peanut butter and jelly sandwich on banana bread or sleep-inducing massage. The hotel is so sure you will sleep as well in their hotel as you do at home that you get a free night's stay if you don't. You can even buy your pillow if you love it.
(Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Sante Fe)