Lend Me Your Wheels

Hotels are putting more money and imagination into supplying cars for their guests. Some are even handing over the keys: the George in Rye, England, allows guests to use six classic models, including the ever-popular 1957 Jaguar XK-150S (from $810 per person for two nights plus meals; thegeorge inrye.com). Guests at Portugal's Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort can pacify their midlife crises with the new Porsche Boxer Cabriolet package, which includes a full-day joyride and an ocean-view room (from $1,350 per night; marriottpraiadelrey.com). The Mandarin Oriental in New York offers guests free access to the house fleet of Bentleys, as well as a "Road Warrior Weekend" package for speedsters eager to try out Ferrari's F430 convertible Spider or the Lamborghini Gallardo (from $5,950 for two nights; mandarinoriental.com/newyork).

Others will chauffeur guests around in high style. The Peninsula Hong Kong owns a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, all finished in the hotel's signature green and tailored to fit specific needs: the one with the twin 12-inch DVD screens typically goes to parents, while power shoppers prefer the large trunk (from $280 for two hours; peninsula.com).