Some Special Hotel Treats

Hotels are stepping up their amenities to woo guests. At the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, guests can book a private recording studio (www.palms.com). The InterContinental London Park Lane offers a pre holiday "look and learn before you cook and burn" class (ichotelsgroup.com). Rome's Cavalieri Hilton dresses Russell Crowe wannabes in gladiator garb, in which they spend the day learning fighting moves before heading for a massage at the spa (cavalierihilton.it). Skiers will appreciate customized equipment at Pure in Jackson Hole, Wyo. (pure jacksonhole.com). Guests at New York's Bryant Park hotel can choose goodies like the BedSide Lockbox that includes a blindfold, handcuffs and condoms delivered to their rooms from the upscale adult boutique, the Pleasure Chest (bryantparkhotel .com). And the Langham Hotel in Hong Kong features a sushi turndown service, with pillow-top snacks that look like raw fish but are chocolates (hongkong.langhamhotels .com). Sweet dreams.

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