Locally Inspired Turndown Amenities Inspire 'Suite' Dreams

Locally Inspired Turndown Amenities Inspire 'Suite' Dreams
Signature Sweets: In the Signature Suites at La Mamounia, at turndown the hotel offers its guests fresh seasonal fruits, homemade Moroccan pastries displayed beautifully on special three-level and two level silver platters and a decadent chocolate bar. Champagne, mineral water, almond milk, orange juice and grapefruit juice with vanilla are also served. In addition, fresh white roses are placed in the room.

A Cultural Icon: A ‘Siwak' is a branch of the tooth root tree which has been used through the ages as a traditional Arabian toothbrush. Guests who check into one of the six Angsana riads in Marrakech will find these cultural icons on their pillow as a celebration of Moroccan history (more modern versions of toothbrushes are also available from the concierge team should a guest forget theirs). In 2014, guests can enjoy the 20th Anniversary Package at Angsana Riads Collection with a minimum stay of three consecutive nights including welcome cocktails, 20 percent off on food and beverage and a 90-minute spa treatment.

Golden Gate Bridge Delicacy: Drawing on inspiration from one of the world's most recognizable landmarks, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco wows guests with a its charming "Golden Gate Bridge" amenity. Featuring decadent house-made candy and confectionery alongside a bottle of champagne, this is just one of many Ritz-Carlton memories (#RCMemories) guests are invited to enjoy while staying at San Francisco's iconic hotel.

Lowcountry Classic: Belmond Charleston Place honors their Colonial roots with a Southern favorite at turndown, the Benne Wafer. The sesame seed cookie's name is derived from the Bantu word for "sesame," which was brought from West Africa and planted extensively throughout the South. The toasted sesame seeds are mixed with brown sugar, flour, vanilla and other ingredients for a nut-like flavor. Served with coffee or just as a snack, the Benne Wafer is the perfect bedtime treat after a day of exploring the historic city.

Tales from the Bush: Belmond Safaris in Botswana brings the outdoors in with stories from the wild for children at turndown. Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Eagle Island Lodge each share a unique bedtime "Tale from the Bush" story filled with animals and wildlife created by Bontekanye Botumile, a descendant of a long line of storytellers. As the sun sets over the wilderness of Botswana, unwind with the kids in the luxurious lodges by learning about the sacred animals of Botswana, following the story of the village livestock and discovering the spirit of the Knob Thorn tree. Children can learn from the stories that are inspired by ancient beliefs, and continue the tradition of sharing the colorful tales.