Cozy Hotel Turndowns and TurnUps

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End the night with a staff-recommended read by a local author in an iconic Iceland hotel or kick start your day waking up with a pair of binoculars for breakfast with the birds in Costa Rica.

Whether winding down with a hot drink in bed or winding up with local breakfast is your favourite way to vacay, these fantastic hotel turndowns and turn-ups will not disappoint!

Chocolate Nightcaps at Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Chocolate lovers can satiate their late-night sweet tooth cravings at Jade Mountain, arguably the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort, with its sweeping open-air ‘sanctuaries’ that feature private infinity pools and seaside views of the twin Pitons.

With a history rooted in the rich heritage of chocolate, a main product of St. Lucia, the resort has more than 2,000 cacao trees at its Emerald Estate farm, where beans are harvested and transformed into signature chocolate bars and confections at the property’s onsite Chocolate Lab.

Guests can request the Chocolate Dream Nightcap, where a quick call to their personal butler results in a complimentary dessert on demand – think: truffles with velvet ganache, g pralines infused with exotic spices, and smooth dark chocolate bars to be enjoyed with a backdrop of the starry night sky from the privacy of their sanctuary.

Book Lovers Turndown at Hotel Rangá, Iceland 

Set in the secluded countryside of Southern Iceland, Hotel Rangá offers boundless adventure, welcoming accommodations and a front-row seat to the Northern Lights.

A country of bookworms known for its love of storytelling, Hotel Rangá has launched a new winter “Book Lovers” turndown service available now when guests book a stay. Interested guests will receive an Icelandic book personally selected by Hotel Rangá’s staff and signed by the author on their first night to devour throughout their stay.

In addition, guests can choose a hot drink to be delivered to their room to sip on while cozying up with their new read by candlelight. Visitors will take a piece of Iceland home with them and, hopefully, in Icelandic tradition, pass the story down.

Nightly Homemade Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk at Farmhouse Inn, Russian River Valley, CA

Spread over ten gorgeous acres, Farmhouse Inn is a charming, luxury boutique retreat, reconceptualized by Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, two siblings belonging to a family of fifth-generation Sonoma farmers still deeply ingrained in creating an experience that feels like home, elevated.

In this spirit, the property that is home to acclaimed culinary options, such as Farmhouse Restaurant, puts its guests to bed every evening with homemade warm milk and cookies to be enjoyed cozied up by one of their amazing guest room fireplaces or by one of the Inn’s outdoor firepits!

Pillow Menu and Night Rituals at Villa Bokeh, Guatemala

Situated on the lush outskirts of Antigua, Guatemala, Villa Bokéh is a luxury, 15-room hacienda that offers guests an experience as exclusive as it is unique. Its rooms feature private balconies, enclosed gardens with fire pits, panoramic volcano vistas and an in-room wellness program for guests looking to relax and wind down after a day of exploring.

There’s no need to skip your at-home routine, as Villa Bokéh provides the ideal night ritual. Unwind with a hot cup of tea brought to your doorstep and a diffuser with aromatherapy options. The property also offers a bedside “Pillow Menu” which includes five different pillow offerings that range from a lavender-infused pillow to calm the soul and tired muscles and a bamboo pillow to promote blood circulation to the visco dream and buckwheat pillow options for supporting the head, neck, and back.

Pro tip: Top it off with a plush weighted eye mask to wake up rejuvenated for another day in paradise.

Seasonal Amenity Turndown Menu at The Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, California

Situated among the rolling hills and beneath the iconic Grape Crusher statue lies The Meritage Resort and Spa; the gateway to Napa Valley. The premier resort blends world-class luxury with exceptional hospitality in the heart of California’s wine country.

As the seasons change, guests are invited to explore all the valley has to offer – from taking in the beautiful view of the vineyards painted yellow courtesy of the blooming mustard flowers to exploring the nearby towns and comparing the holiday decorations.

When it’s time to hit the hay, hotel guests at The Meritage Resort and Spa can order a seasonal turndown straight to their room. The new winter amenity menu features espresso martinis for two, a slumber party kit complete with a variety of holiday sweets, hot chocolate bombs with freshly baked cookies, or a hot toddy in bed. 

Birdwatching with Breakfast at Hotel Three Sixty, Ojochal, Costa Rica 

There are approximately 920 bird species in Costa Rica, 460 of which can be found in the Osa Peninsula area, which is home to the small, under-the-radar town of Ojochal. It is also here that you’ll find Hotel Three Sixty.

True to its ‘360’ name, from every angle guests discover a different panoramic view of the coastline, islands, beaches, mountains, and rainforest – making it easy to discover and observe the surrounding nature, specifically, its birds – even from the comfort of bed or guest room balconies where Toucans and hummingbirds regularly show up during breakfast.

Pro tip: request a pair of binoculars from the front desk to feel like you’re flying amongst your new beaked buddies. 

Door-to-Door Local Breakfast at Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

The oceanfront Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, home to 93 newly constructed and luxurious Villas en la Reserva, offers guests an amazing traditional Puerto Rican daily room service amenity of Pan Sobao (a soft, fluffy cornmeal-based sweet bread made daily in a rustic oven onsite) accompanied by Puerto Rican cafe con leche!

The resort’s features also include a secluded beach, several swimming pools that include Puerto Rico’s largest lagoon-style pool, a full-service spa, two 18-hole championship golf courses, 17 food and beverage outlets ranging from Hibachi to classic Puerto Rican cuisine, an indoor Top Golf suite that features a variety of virtual sports, and colourful tropical gardens teeming with local flora and fauna.

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