The Best New Luxury Hotel Swag Costs Only $35


Who says a fancy souvenir has to break the bank?

1475689524_watergate-hotel-umbrella-bloomberg-03Photographer: Evan Ortiz/Bloomberg

If only hotel amenities had been around in the Renaissance era, imagine the rich trinkets we could find in museums and bid on at auction. There might be lavish water bowls for pet monkeys and original Mona Lisa postcards via da Vinci.

Sadly, the history of hotel amenities started centuries after that, by some accounts, at Hampton Inns in the 1980s and ran more along the lines of little shampoo bottles. Things have changed: You can now get a real World Series trophy delivered to your Fenway Park Suite at Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth, so you can take selfies with baseball’s highest prize; or arrive at your rooms at the Ritz Hotel, Madrid to find immensely heavy, yet fluffy bathrobes already monogrammed for you. At the Shangri-La Maldives, guests are given mobile phones to facilitate moving around the property; also the number of their private butler is preprogrammed

The Best New Luxury Hotel Swag Costs Only $35

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