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 AskMen.com (www.askmen.com) 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>