The new luxurious 24-hour service hotels are throwing in for free!


There's a new hotel trend emerging, and it's one that's going to make your next getaway a thoroughly pampered one. Turns out, many hotels are now providing complimentary 24-hour butler service!


That's right, a team of men and women are standing by right now to fulfill your every whim, from serving your morning coffee and afternoon tea to running a bath for you complete with rose petals. Looking for entertainment? They’ll arrange an evening itinerary for you and make all your reservations. Too busy to do your own shopping? Just tell them your size and preferences and they’ll bring back your new wardrobe. You may even be provided with a special cell phone to contact your butler should you find yourself away from the hotel when a request occurs to you.


Here are four of our favorite hotels from around the globe that offer this indulgent (and much appreciated) service free of charge:


Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires


Butler's specialty: This hotel's butlers are all about the details from the start of your stay

(their first assignment is to iron the entire contents of your suitcase and hang it in your closets) to the moment you check out (they'll pack all those ironed clothes right back up for you!).


Treat yourself: $403 per night, Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires, AlvearPalace.com, 00-54-11-4808-2100



The Howard, Edinburgh, Scotland


Butler's specialty: The Head Butler at this distinguished Scottish hotel used to run Buckingham Palace, so these guys are gunning to set the standard in butler service. No request is too big or small. Want a bath drawn for you at 3 am? No problem. Need the web surfed for you? They’re all over it.


Treat yourself: $350 per night, 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, TheHoward.com,  0131-557-3500


St Regis Resort, Aspen, Colorado

Butler's specialty: B
utler service isn’t limited to the indoors at this resort. Your butler works the slopes, too, carrying your ski equipment out to the slopes for you, helping you decide which trails to ski and offering you a hot beverage upon your return.


Treat yourself: $482 per night, 315 East Dean Street, Aspen, Colorado, StRegisAspen.com, (970) 920-3300 



Hotel Seiyo Ginza, Tokyo, Japan


Butler's specialty: Here the butlers are known for their skill in combining European tradition with Japanese hospitality to create a unique fusion in indulgent service. 


Treat yourself: $450 per night,

1-11-2 Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, Seiyo-Ginza.com, 81.3.3535.1111 

—Douglas Lichterman



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