5 Things To Look For In A Hotel If You Want A Truly Bespoke Experience

The perfect adventure starts with the perfect home base.

by BDG Studios
Curio Collection by Hilton

If you’re anything like us, vacations equal adventure plus relaxation, and that experience starts with booking the perfect accommodations. Combining crisp linens, room service, on-demand entertainment, a gorgeous city view, and local flavor always does the trick to make you feel personally connected to a new destination.

No matter where you travel, Curio Collection by Hilton has the perfect amenities for your unique tastes, without sacrificing immersion into the city around you. Each of their boutique-style hotels reflects the city’s personality, giving you the most authentic experience.

Add in indulgent spas, locally inspired top-tier dining, and the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff, and you’ll be eager to book your next stay ASAP. To make things extra easy on you as you plan your next trip, we’ve partnered with Curio Collection by Hilton to round up a series of things to look for in a hotel if you’re seeking a truly unique experience.

1. An independent boutique vibe

Independent boutique hotels marry local character with five-star hospitality, making them the best places to stay. Curio Collection by Hilton hotels lend VIP treatment to the most charming accommodations a city has to offer, and no two of their properties are the same, as each one has its own story that’s rooted in local culture.

2. Hospitable service

The best hospitality experience starts with the service. Staying at any of the Curio Collection properties gives you access to the Hilton Honors app, which offers digital messaging with staff, remote check-in and check-out, and more. Craving that personal connection? Stop by the front desk for help from a knowledgable team member. So whatever you may need, someone will be there to cover you. Not to mention, they give the best recommendations for local spots.

3. Elevated amenities

When you’re away from home and busy exploring, you still want to keep up with your self-care goals. Many Curio Collection by Hilton hotels such as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Boulders Resort & Spa, The Chattanoogan Hotel, and Cliffrose Springdale have indulgent spas on site, as well as other opportunities to pamper yourself to keep you on track with your inner and outer wellness.

4. World-class eating and drinking

Top-tier dining brings your hotel experience to the next level. Take LondonHouse Chicago, for example, which has five different on-site bars and restaurants. Enjoy an array of steaks, seafood, and classic American fare at their restaurants Ocean Prime or Land and Lake, all featuring local fare. Sip cocktails in the lobby bar, LH on 21, or the London House Rooftop, showcasing breathtaking views of the city. If you’re in the mood for classic tea service, enjoy afternoon tea service with views of the Chicago River.

Another location offering top-notch food and drink is The Ray Delray Beach featuring on-site restaurant Akira Back, the brainchild of a Michelin-starred chef, as well as the rooftop Rosewater Rooftop, which offers stunning beach views and creative mixology. Senna House Scottsdale’s CALA boasts fresh Mediterranean fare and beautiful, calming vibes — a perfect destination for foodies.

5. Convenience

Choosing a hotel in an extra central location puts creature comforts and unique experiences in the palm of your hand at the same time. Curio Collection by Hilton hotels are perfectly situated in the most charming districts of the city that you can easily explore on foot. If you’d rather travel by car, many of the properties — including Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo — offer valet service. To travel by cab instead, ask your concierge to set you up with a taxi.

Now what are you waiting for? The world awaits!