If you think asking for extra pillows, towels, and blankets when you travel makes you a difficult hotel guest, you’ll get a kick out of the crazy requests guests have made at five-star hotels.
“We had a lady come to stay that was allergic to the colour purple,” explains Nathan Brown of the Rees Hotel Queenstown in New Zealand. “Yes, a colour. She emailed prior to her arrival asking that any room amenities, furniture, or fixtures in her room and around the hotel were removed from her sight so she would not feel ill upon seeing them. All of our amenities at the time were lavender scented, we had purple coloured books in our library, shades of purple on wine bottle labels, and paintings in our art gallery as well as flowers throughout the hotel. We did it, no questions asked, and she managed to stay healthy her entire stay.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
“A couple in their early 70s got married at the Crosby Hotel in the winter, and it was a first marriage for both,” shares concierge Todd Hunt. “The groom proposed at Tiffany’s, the jewelry store, and he told our concierge, ‘Wouldn’t it be lovely to have breakfast at Tiffany’s?’” The concierge at Crosby Hotel takes that kind of stuff seriously, and quickly arranged for an actual breakfast on the fifth floor of Tiffany 5th Avenue, which is extremely rare.