Simplicity, serenity and sumptuousness reign supreme in
upscale hotel rooms. Within the cozy confines of a five-star resort hotel,
memorable mattresses, plush pillows, luxurious linens and designer amenities
The goal is to make guests forgetful of missing home.
Hotels and resorts are in the business of making travelers feel impressed,
relaxed, comfortable and pampered, which is why they continuously upgrade
amenities and perfect the five-star experience right down to the smallest
details. Clean linens, rolled towels, top-of-the-line shower heads, neutral
and elegant color palettes, cozy carpeting, gorgeous bathroom vanities,
subdued lighting and quality electronics have all become signs of luxury at
the best-of-the-best hotels.
So it comes as no surprise that more and more people
are seeking to bring the uber-posh five-star hotel experience home. The
internet is teeming with websites aimed at helping you do just that. Here,
you’ll find a compilation of websites featuring some of the hospitality
industry’s trademark tips.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery
Five-star hotel linens are usually of the highest
quality, turning sleep into a superior experience. For those guests who
yearn to primp their home with the same chic style as their favorite hotel
or resort, many chains have made their products available for purchase by
the general public. You can purchase the same toiletries, sheets, pillows
and mattresses that are offered at your favorite luxury hotel or resort.
Fold to Impress
(search “how to fold bath towels”)
Upscale hotels leave guests feeling pampered and
impressed by folding towels and washcloths in ways that are memorable and
decorative. These extra touches are easy to bring into your own home and can
make a lasting impression on visiting family and friends — whether it’s an
elegant fold or a fun animal-shaped fold. For a number of great
towel-folding resources, check out the links above.
Very rarely do you find sloppy bed-making in a luxury
hotel or resort. The beds are usually crisp, clean and sheets are pulled
tightly to pristine and polished perfection. There are no wrinkles in sight.
Because the bed is so impressive, guests tend to forget that many other
people have slept in the very same bed.
This website will tell you how to bring bed-making
perfection to your bedroom at home.
Plate your food like a pro
Nothing says fine dining like having a plate of food
that looks more like a culinary work of art than something to be devoured
and digested. If you’re enjoying the fine dining of a high-end resort, the
dining staff endeavors to tantalize more than your taste buds. They aim to
appeal to your visual sensibilities as well.
Artistic food styling and plating is a distinctive
design discipline that can make culinary masterpieces look even better than
they taste. To learn some tips on how to achieve these dazzling presentation
skills with your own food, the above website is the place to go. This site
will show you how to add pizzazz to your plate.
Formal Table Setting
If anyone knows how to set a table, it’s Martha
Stewart. To further enhance the luxury dining experience, check out her
website on the appropriate way to set a formal dining table.
Nothing says luxury like napkin art
When guests order room service at a high-end hotel, the
first thing they usually see sitting on top of, or just beside the
stainless-steel warming plate is a beautifully folded napkin. Luxury hotels
know that it is an easy way to add style and class to your in-room dining
experience, and it’s these little touches that make hotel guests come back
At both of the websites above, you will find
photographs of a variety of ways to creatively fold linen napkins. Simply
click on the image for step-by-step instructions on how to bring napkin
splendor to your dinner table.
That makes scents!
Posh hotels and resorts everywhere understand the
subliminal power of scent. It brings people back to a place. “Some of the
world’s finest hotels are perfumed with fragrances that are as integral to
their brand as the choice of toiletries stocked in their baths,” explains
Christina Valhouli, author of this article on how to bring a hotel’s
signature scent home. If you’re a fan of five-star fragrance, checking out
this article would make perfect “scents.”