Travelers are becoming more aggressive today with their hotel amenity “must haves.” Everything from free WiFi to in-room coffee machines top the list of essential amenities for hotel guests. To help ease the demand, more hotels are offering these guest requests and some are even designing rooms that include everything from Disney characters to luxury car services.
But what if your hotel stay included a spa and fitness center in your room? What if you didn’t have to leave your room to sit in the sauna or get in a quick yoga class? That’s the premise behind Trump SoHo’s new concept, the 24/7 in-room spa suite.
The luxury New York hotel will unveil three new luxury spa suites on May 1 for the guest who needs some serious pampering. The suites include a private treatment room, hydrotherapy showers, and one suite is equipped with a sauna for two.Some more deliciousness from the spa suites:
The spa suites plus bedroom and living room suite range in size from 741-825 square feet
A 32-inch-deep Jacuzzi tubs with a view of Manhattan cityscapes
Stocked mini bar customized with healthy snacks and beverage options
Technogym Wellness Rack in your room, complete with custom-sized dumbbells and an in-room yoga kit
Private entrance to The Spa at Trump
As you would expect, this lap of luxury comes with a price. The spa suites start at $789 a night and come with a $200 spa credit per night.
How’s that $14.95 a day wireless access looking now?
Readers: Would you prefer to have your spa in your room, or do you enjoy the full experience of a full spa service?
It pains us to see one of the best properties in the world not profiled in the Gadling database, so taking advantage of a recent assignment with The Trunk Club and a planned team happy hour we stopped in to take a look.
The Trump Soho is just finishing up it’s first year of operation in the posh corner of Manhattan known as SoHo. It’s a great part of town, were 9 out of 10 tourists head like pilgrims during the Hajj and where all of the finest restaurants and boutiques jostle for store space. With such a prestigious quarters, the Trump had to have a presence in some respect.
At it’s current level of operation, the property is just starting to fire on all cylinders. Aspects of each room have been fine tuned (such as the location of the ice buckets — not trivial!) after some of the initial guest feedback, and all of the employees and operations are starting to look and feel comfortable. The staff, though they’re trained to be attentive and pinpoint now have an air of gravity to them, like they’ve experienced every situation and are capable of handling anything else. There’s a light patina on the metalwork, a hum to the automated room curtains and a tint to the bright blue glass on the exterior walls — something makes this place feel like more of a home than the rigid hotel that it used to be.
All of this is juxtaposed against the normal amenities that make a Trump hotel really outstanding. The Bellino sheets are crisp and inviting, like no luxury sheet we’ve ever experienced, and the room technology system flawlessly controls the living environment seamlessly woven with the classic wood finishes and casual luxury appointments. Looking down the backbone of 6th Avenue from our bedroom window, it’s easy to see how one could never want to leave this place.
In celebration of their one year anniversary, the Trump Soho is offering special upgrades for any April booking made on Saturday, April 9th. Using the code APRIL9, guests booking regular rooms will get to experience the one bedroom suites, a real treat for any thrifty budget traveler. Get ye to the booking engine before the code expires.
Looks like more hotels are helping guests live healthier lifestyles, especially during their travels. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago just debuted an in-room dining menu that is certified organic by Oregon Tilth, an international organic certification organization.
This will be the first hotel in North America to provide an all-organic menu, created and cooked from local and sustainable farmers. The room-service menu is divided into five categories-breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night snacks and spa dining. The in-room dining menu specifically features 10 certified organic dishes.
Selections from the organic breakfast menu include: Swiss Bircher Mueesli and a “Fight the Fatigue Fitness Breakfast” that includes a choice of fresh juice, plus an egg white omelet, chicken sausage, tropical protein shake, housemade Trump bakery muffin and your choice of Julius Meinl coffee, Harney & Sons tea or Oberweis skim milk.
For lunch or dinner, feast on organic selections including a classic Caesar salad; fusilli pasta with wild mushrooms, asparagus and English peas; wok-fried rice with tofu, beef, chicken or shrimp; wild mushroom risotto with parmigiano reggiano and English peas; organic center-cut pork chop with apricot glaze; sirloin steak frites with maitre d’ butter; and plenty of organic dessert options.
With these healthy options, you have no excuse for ordering late-night burgers and fries.
If you’re into The Celebrity Apprentice and you have some extra cash, there’s only one way to watch the season finale this May: live, and with a stay at Donald Trump’s newest New York City hotel.
Trump SoHo, which opened its doors on April 9, is offering a highly exclusive, very expensive package for affluent The Celebrity Apprentice fans. The package for two includes a two night stay (May 22-23, 2010) in a deluxe one-bedroom suite with luxury transportation to and from the live taping of the finale, where the cast will meet with Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka to receive the final word of the Trumpster. Additionally, package guests will be provided with a three-course dinner for two with sommelier’s choice of bottle of wine in Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, VIP in-room amenities and a glimmering pair of the 18K rose gold emerald-cut rock crystal drop earrings with diamond accents worn by Ivanka on the second episode of the current season (by Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry).
The package is $5,750 and comes with a Trump SoHo Exclusive Shopping Card which will get you discounts and special privileges at local boutiques including Betsey Johnson, Bloomingdale’s, La Perla and Longchamp.
The Card is actually available for all guests staying before September 6, 2010, so click here to book and take advantage of the introductory rates (from $389).
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