How to Turn Your Home Into a Luxury Hotel Suite
Don’t let travel restrictions stop you from enjoying the experience.
You’ve stored away the suitcases, put your passport back in the drawer and cancelled (or postponed) all your upcoming reservations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t #vacationfromhome by turning your studio/apartment/house/mansion into the picture of a plush luxury hotel. All the ingredients you need are available online for delivery to your front door. The only catch: housekeeping and room service not included.
There’s nothing quite like leaping onto a hotel bed and sinking into its luxurious embrace. And the company that has done more than any other to sell guests on this particular feeling is Westin. Its signature Heavenly Bed, first introduced in 1999, boasts six layers of thick padding as well as pocketed coil springs and a plush single-sided pillowtop. With an optional base for added support and to extend the product’s lifespan, the Heavenly Bed comes in four sizes up to 200cm x 200cm.
Available at westinstore.cn
Of course a bed isn’t complete with pillows, and hotel companies know that every guest’s needs are different. Once you’ve settled on filling (feather, down, down alternative), style (side sleeper, back sleeper), firmness and size, there are countless options to choose from. We like the variety offered by Sheraton, whose online store has medium-support versions with 70% goose feather and 30% down as well as polyester down alternatives in 100% cotton covers.
Available at sheratonstore.cn
Ah, crisp white sheets and freshly laundered towels. Who says you can’t have hotel-quality linens at home? St. Regis stocks a wide range of luxury linens, from sheets and duvet covers to towels and bath mats. The creme de la creme is the Frette 1860 for St. Regis Bedding Set, a bespoke linen set made with 300 thread-count cotton sateen. Frette also supplies the St. Regis robes (available in toddler, kids and teen sizes too), slippers, pyjamas and even sleep masks.
Available at stregisboutique.com
That blast of perfume you smell when you enter a hotel is all part of the guest experience, so much so that most brands have their own signature scent used in every property around the world. The Ritz-Carlton has gone one step further and created scents inspired by individual hotels, including those in New York, Chicago and Hong Kong. Its wide-ranging fragrance collection includes candles, room sprays, and reed and room diffusers. There are also several spa-inspired scents to soothe and relax.
Available at ritzcarltonshops.cn
Who doesn’t get excited at the sight of those little bottles lined up next to the sink and in the shower? And even more so when they’re made by a company like Byredo. The Luxury Collection group of hotels, which includes The Royal Hawaiian and The Park Tower Knightsbridge in London, offers its Le Chemin by Byredo bath and spa amenities through its online store. These include haircare, body wash, face wash and a complete travel set. The scent profile, meanwhile, has notes of tangerine, Calabrian bergamot, Florence orris, violet, cypress and white cedarwood.
Available at luxurycollectionstore.com
The At-Home Spa
You’ve fallen asleep to a soothing scent, woken up in your luxuriously outfitted bed and sampled every single one of your amenities. All you need to complete your #vacationfromhome is an indulgent spa treatment. And who better to provide it than the pinnacle of wellness resorts? Aman’s Ultimate Bath Set includes Purifying Auric Cleanse Bath Salts, Nourishing Golden Body Serum, Grounding Smoked Body Butter and Nourishing Body Mist to soak away stress and lift the spirits.
Available at shop.aman.com