10 Hotels with Amazing Perks

These luxury hotels are a step above the rest with thoughtful amenities and perks everyone will love.

In the age of luxury with high-end hotels seemingly opening up every day around the world... how does a hotel stand out from the five-star crowd? When everyone has a million thread count sheets, locally sourced products that promise to make your skin glow like an incandescent firefly, obsequious butler service and all the other things that make a four-star hotel a five-star one - some savvy hoteliers are beefing up their perks, service and experiences.

Because it's not just about the rooms anymore - it's about so much more. Here are 10 hotels around the world with really great perks that everyone will want to take part in.

Singita Kwitonda

Kinigi, Rwanda

Singita Kwitonda
The newly opened Singita Kwitonda Lodge lies at the foot of three volcanoes in Rwanda and is the ideal place to stay if you're trekking to see the gorillas. Singita Kwitonda Lodge

This newly opened hotel at the foot of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park is simply stupendous. Made of mostly locally sourced materials nestled in between three gorgeous volcanoes, it is minutes away from where the famed gorilla treks start - which is where the great perk of this hotel comes into play. Packing trekking gear for a hike up a steep mountain on the equator is tricky. It's hot. It's cold. It's rainy. It's sunny. And then there's the stinging nettles, thorns and mosquitoes. To pack for a trek like this can easily fill a suitcase - leaving little room for anything else. But at Singita Kwitonda, they provide the gear for you - including waterproof jackets and pants, gators, gloves and even hiking boots - leaving you free to arrive with just a carryon full of toiletries and day dresses. It's a seriously thoughtful perk that we haven't seen anywhere else.

Viceroy Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Guests at the Viceroy Riviera Maya get blessed by a shaman upon arrival. Viceroy Riviera Maya

Everyone is obsessed with wellness these days and hotels are getting in on it. At the Viceroy Riviera Maya there is an actual Shaman-in-residence, who can usually be found tending to his Jardin Pak'al (the garden where he grows herbs used at the Wayak Spa). The shaman greets all guests upon arrival with a complimentary traditional Mayan blessing that is supposed to reset the mind and spirit and is available for private meetings.

The Royal Mansour

Marrakesh, Morocco

Royal Mansour
In addition to staying at one of the chicest hotels in the world and having access to a world-renowned spa, guides and comfort, Royal Mansour guests also get free coveted admission to the YSL Museum. The Royal Mansour

Not only is this all-riad property owned by the King of Morocco, one of the most stunning hotels in the world, it also offers you exclusive, local Marrakesh perks like complimentary tickets to the impossible to get into YSL Museum in partnership with the Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Berge Foundation.

The White Elephant and The Wauwinet

Nantucket, Massachusetts

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No need to rent a car if you stay with Nantucket Island Resorts - they give you a complimentary BMW during your stay. Nantucket Island Resorts

Nantucket is beautiful, yes, but it can be hard to tackle if you don't have a car to take you into town(s). Instead of facing summer traffic and driving there yourself or shelling out for a rental car, fly in and stay at the White Elephant or the Wauwinet and you will get to drive a 2019 BMW SUV for the duration of your stay.

GoldenEye

Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica

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Get your zen on and go snorkeling with free guided tours and meditation at Jamaica's GoldenEye. GoldenEye

This iconic hotel is all about experiences - and is now offering them for free. So go enjoy things like guided snorkeling excursions, guided meditation with singing bowls and visits to nearby Firefly, Noel Coward's hilltop home rumored to have been Captain Morgan's lookout - all on the house.

The Chatwal

New York City, U.S.A.

The Chatwal
Music lovers will be delighted at the Chatwal in New York City. The Chatwal

If you're a music lover heading to New York City, get thee to one of The Chatwal's 14 specialty suites where you will receive a red Crosley radio and a vinyl LP collection of famed Broadway musicals. Options include Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Fiddler of the Roof, West Side Story, South Pacific, and more. Meanwhile, if you're with kids they can amuse themselves with a theater playhouse with puppets.

Almanac Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Almanac Barcelona
No need to worry about roaming charges at the Almanac Barcelona - guests get a complimentary phone during their stay. The Almanac Barcelona

This chic hotel is not only within view of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, it is also thoughtful. Instead of letting their guests rack up roaming charges, the Almanac gives them an iPhone that guests can use throughout their stay, including complimentary international calls and mobile access to the hotel's team.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

Iguassu Falls, Brazil

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If you stay at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas you don't have to worry about crowds at Iguassu Falls - you can go before or after hours. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

As the only hotel located within Brazil's Iguassu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers exclusive access to the park's waterfalls both before- and after-hours. Through Belmond's partnership with Leica, guests are also outfitted with a complimentary lightweight Trinovid 8x42HD Leica binoculars and a curated map to on where watch the wildlife up close as day breaks over the rainforest.

Nayara Springs

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

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Before hiking up to the nearby volcanoes, if you stay at Nayara Springs in Costa Rica, you can loosen up with yoga at the Yoga House. Nayara Springs

Set in Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park, guests of Nayara Springs can wake up with the rainforest each morning with complimentary daily yoga in the open-air pavilion as well as early morning bird-watching walks with expert nature guide Juan Pablo. Bonus: everything in each villa's mini-bar (apart from the wine bottles) is complimentary – from plantain chips to Costa Rican beer.

The Bloomsbury

London, England

The Bloomsbury
Have a cup of tea on the Bloomsbury's gorgeous Terrace before setting on a complimentary tour of the neighborhood. The Bloomsbury Hotel

London's The Bloomsbury, whose ground floor was recently redesigned by Martin Brudnizki, offers hotel guests a complimentary walking tour of the trending Bloomsbury neighborhood on Saturday mornings at 11 am. Guests can learn about the 20 leafy squares of the area – the old stomping grounds of the literary Bloomsbury set – and check out the British Museum's latest exhibitions after the tour.

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