Travel Picks: World's top hotel mini-bars add luxury to nuts

Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:58am EDT
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Hotel minibars catering for a discerning type of guest are becoming more inventive with luxurious items such as Champagne cocktails and designer clothing found alongside the drinks and snacks.

Men's website ( has come up with a list of some of the world's top hotel minibars. This list is not endorsed by Reuters:

1. W Retreat & Spa, Maldives

The W Retreat & Spa has stocked its mini-bars with an unusual item -- a bikini by luxury beachwear label Heidi Klein. Crafted in W's signature purple, the bikini is a limited edition sold only on-site and comes with silver hammered-chrome detailing. If the bikini provided doesn't fit, a "Bikini Butler" is on-hand to measure guests for the right size.

2. Trump International Hotel, Chicago

Entrepreneur-cum-hotelier Donald Trump, who is a well-known teetotaler, has stocked the mini-fridges of his Chicago hotel with four hard-to-find waters -- Welsh Tau, Australian Tasmanian Rain, 420, and Bling H20.

3. The Levin Hotel, London

After a hard day of retail therapy in upscale Knightsbridge, unwind with a cocktail in your room with each suite installed with a Champagne cocktail minibar. Each fridge comes with half-bottles of Champagne, ingredients for mixing nine different Champagne cocktails and glasses in varying shapes and sizes.

4. The James Hotel, Chicago   Continued...

<p>The Trump International Hotel, Chicago in an undated image. REUTERS/Handout</p>