Today (December 11, 2020): Create a luxury hotel experience inside your home.
2020 is slowly coming to an end. And it has been an annus horribilis for travelers. Due to the pandemic, lockdowns were installed, countries became inaccessible, airlines cancelled routes, and international travel became almost impossible. One year ago, I had all my 2020 travel plans booked and mapped. And then COVID-19 happened, taking all the fun out of planning holidays in advance and forcing me to reschedule all my travels last-minute (to make sure that there was no health risk involved). Above all, I miss the hotel experience (and documenting it for my blog and vlog), although there’s a possibility the recreate a little part of that at home thanks, as the world’s most luxurious hotel brands make some of their signature products and experiences available online. Quarantining at home may feel like a mini-holiday when we can wake up in a Four Seasons bed, relax with Aman Skincare products, or enjoy Soneva’s glass art works.
It’s no secret: I am huge fan of Soneva, the most luxurious and exclusive travel brand in the world. Soneva Fushi– one of themost exclusive resorts in the Maldives – houses the first and only glass studio in the archipelago. Here, Soneva’s skilled team of glass artists design and create unique functional and sculptural pieces. Guests can watch the glass art being created, participate in art exhibitions, learn the art of glass blowing in special courses, or even personally design your own masterpiece to take home at the Maldives’ first glass studio. All the pieces are made from 100% recycled bottle glass that is collected from the Baa Atoll. All glass sculptures are available for sale on the Soneva online gift shop, which also sells some fabulous Soneva adventures.
- Website: Soneva gift shop
From Greece to Bali, Aman’s portfolio of luxury resorts stretches across the world. In 2018, the company launched its Aman Skincare collection, which can be purchased online. From the Nourishing Jade Mask Concentrate containing royal jelly, gold and vitamin B-12 to a Smoked Body Butter with amethyst and sandalwood, the products are designed not just to feel good, but also do good. The range reflects Aman’s global footprint, with ingredients drawn from around the world, including sea buckthorn oil from Bhutan, vetiver from Bali, wild-harvested Amazon plant-oil butters and rainforest muds. The luxe factor extends beyond the ingredients. The (recyclable) black marbled bottles and jars, inspired by traditional Japanese porcelain, have an appealing smoothness and weight.
It might not be possible for must of us to travel to Four Seasons Resorts in far flung destinations across the globe, but we can still sleep in one of those heavenly Four Seasons beds, since they are available for purchase. The Four Seasons Signature Sleep Set includes a mattress, a corresponding sheet set, duvet cover set, duvet insert and pillow. The hotel shop also sells a range of soft and absorbent towels & robes, a bespoke range of luxury home and travel essentials, and a scented candle collection, inspired by the most iconic destinations from around the world. Currently, delivery can be made anywhere in Canada and the 50 USA, with plans to expand the service to additional markets in the future. When purchasing mattresses, the service includes removal of old mattresses at no extra charge.
- Website: Four Seasons Shop
Wellness is core to Six Senses. As travel bans and social distancing measures are still omnipresent around the globe, the brand is prioritizing a range of content that guests and global communities can tap into remotely from their homes. The aim is to remain solution-oriented and support their resilience and physical and mental well-being. At Home With Six Senses offers proactive and pragmatic ways for people to care for themselves and people they love in a range of formats. The content is available to everyone, whether or not they have previously stayed at a Six Senses property, and it is structured around the brand’s key wellness pillars: mindfulness, food, sleep quality, and living naturally.
- Website: At Home with Six Senses
With hotels around the world, 1 Hotels offers a sustainable luxury hotel experience inspired by the natural environment of its destinations. The brand operates the Goodthings online shop, where you can buy and ship 1 Hotels’ sustainable products to your home, ranging from all-natural bath products to luxurious organic cotton sheets and pillows. Goodthing has also partnered with Fair Harbor on a limited-edition swimwear line made using post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, and with Pathwater on refillable water battles to reduce single-use plastics. These bottles are 100% refillable. For a limited time, 25% of any purchase price will be donated to the Starwood Cares Employee Relief Fund.
- Website: Goodthings
Everything you love about Marriott’s trendy W Hotels brand – the cosmopolitan energy, irreverent style and hint of mischief – can be bought for your home. You can indulge with W’s complete hotel bedding collection or choose from plush pillows, cozy blankets or smooth signature linens to upgrade your slumber. Davines, the renowned Italian hair care brand known for its posh salons and sustainable products, has partnered with W Hotels on a line of premium hair and body care essentials, which are on offer in the webshop. And finally, W Hotels’ throw pillows – a key design element of each hotel – can also be purchased online; they modernize, uplift and simultaneously ground their chosen space, due to the vivid imagery, bold colors and unique shapes, motifs and colors.
- Website: W Hotels The Store
High-end design and an effortlessly chic safari style are trademarks of the Singita experience. Over the years, the introduction of Boutique & Galleries at the lodges has allowed guests the opportunity to take home a memento that not only reminds them of their safari adventure with us but adds a unique and stylish touch of Africa to their homes. The online catalogue is a natural progression and extension of the shopping experiences offered at Singita’s lodges. It provides visitors with an online platform to browse and select items from a carefully curated lifestyle collection. Singita frequently collaborates with craftspeople and artisans to create sought-after items that echo Africa’s diverse natural landscapes, reflect the beauty of the continent’s cultures and celebrate local traditions.
- Website: Singita Boutique Gallery
From the bright lights of Manhattan to the vibrant beaches of Barcelona, The Ritz-Carlton destinations are known for inspiring life’s most meaningful moments. You can now celebrate a 100-year tradition of luxury and refinement with the hotel brand’s “home collection”, a curated selection of furnishings and amenities featured in The Ritz-Carlton rooms and suites that add a touch of fine craftsmanship to your home. The Ritz-Carlton webshop is one of the most extensive in the hotel industry, not only offering the brand’s signature custom hotel bedding, Asprey toiletries, a fragrance collection, and room diffusers, but also delicacies likes Imperial Osetra caviar and cake rafted with Valrhona chocolate.
- Website: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shop
Conceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott, the EDITION hotel brands combines the personal, intimate, individualized and unique lodging experience that designer Ian Schrager is known for. Scharger was the founder of the legendary Studio 54 and Palladium nightclubs as well as the Morgan Hotels. EDITION now has its own online shop, selling items that range from the brand’s exclusive Le Labo bath amenities to its luxurious bedding and plush robes. The webshop is unique in a way that it is designed focused, offering original pieces like stunning pineapple-shaped barware made of copper plated brass, and marble bowling balls; the latter work perfect as additional seating, a place to rest your feet after a long day or a beautiful décor piece.
- Website: Shop EDITION