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 ( The InterContinental London Park Lane offers a pre holiday "look and learn before you cook and burn" class ( 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 ( Skiers will appreciate customized equipment at Pure in Jackson Hole, Wyo. (pure 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.