There have been women-only tour companies and vacations for quite some time, but here’s a new one: Women-only floors at luxury hotels? Wow. I just had a flashback to a summer camp I used to work at that had separate men’s and women’s dormitories. Except it was anything but luxurious.
According to this article by Kiri Blakeley in Forbes , (“Women Only Hotels Heat Up”), some hotels are devoting entire floors to just women guests. These floors are serviced only by female staff. Contrary to what you might think, it’s not all about the safety factor:
The Premier’s women-only rooms come with curling and flat irons, bath salts and loofahs, nail files, a vanity kit, yoga mats and women’s magazines (O, Self, Cosmopolitan)–all at no additional cost. The bathtub is oversized, and there’s a stool at the sink (with makeup lighting) so women can sit while doing their face.
Huh. How about that, ladies? Someone actually understands our buying power. I’m glad the title of the article was a bit misleading–not women-only hotels, just floors–because even as a woman I would have to object to that kind of discrimination. But providing travelers with amenities that make them happy is just good customer service. (And so rare these days, when many hotels are cutting back on amenities.) So I say brava to this new trend. Can’t wait to take advantage of it on my future travels.