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Most Singaporeans enjoy travelling and have probably stayed at decent or even luxurious hotels before. Designer shower amenities, massive flat screen TVs and awesome tubs are just some of the things that the discerning travellers amongst us have come to expect as hotels and resorts around the world strive to outdo and outshine one another.

But, these aren’t the only things that travellers can anticipate when it comes to in-room hotel perks. Below, we at share with you three unconventional in-room hotel perks that are bound to impress even those who are typically hard to please.


1. GoPro


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Planning to travel to the Maldives but not sure which Maldivian resort you should stay at? Consider booking your stay at Kandolhu Maldives for an intimate experience that comes with top notch service and unexpected considerate touches.

Each guest villa in the 30-villa luxury resort is equipped with the newest GoPro, the HERO5 Black, that boasts the latest 4K capture resolution technology as well as waterproof technology. This is a fantastic perk for travellers like myself who do not own a GoPro but want to capture moments on land and in water. Guests at the villas are free to use the HERO5 Black throughout their entire stay at Kandolhu Maldives.




2. In-Room Gym

Not everyone is comfortable sweating it out and looking every part of it at a shared gym. Surely, not everyone owns a swanky gym they can call their own. If you are the sort who takes extreme pride in working out wherever you are, even when you are on holiday or a business trip, the revolutionary rooms at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner and Parc 55 in San Francisco will be your favourite hotels to hole up in when you are in the East Coast of the United States (at least for now).

Aptly named Five Feet to Fitness™, gym bunnies are literally steps away from going to the gym in the privacy of their own fitness-centred hotel rooms. Each of these special rooms are equipped with a comprehensive collection of exercise equipment and accessory options. Equipment tutorials and guided workout regimes are available to guests, along with thoughtful touches like complimentary coconut water, mineral water and high protein milk shakes.


3. Gold iPad


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Staying at an ultra luxurious travel destination like the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai doesn’t just come with impressive views, unparalleled fine service, private beach access, personal butlers and chauffeurs to take you to places in a Rolls-Royce. Besides the long list of amenities and facilities guests at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah can enjoy during their stay, they are free to use the 24-carat gold iPads.

These are not your typical iPads, mind you. Emblazoned with the hotel’s logo, these 24-carat gold iPads are super exclusive – they are specially designed for Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Guests can use the 24-carat gold iPads for anything and everything like butler services and private dining services among many others.


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