Want to smell like Chanel No. 5, get rid of a hangover or score hand-shaved artisanal chocolate soap — all without leaving your hotel room? If you’re a guest at some luxury hotels, a “specialty concierge” can take care of that. High-end hotels are hiring highly specialized butlers and staffers who attend to very select needs of guests, be it their love lives (romance concierge), hangovers (recovery concierge) or cleanliness (bath butlers). 

Had too many “hand grenade” cocktails on Bourbon Street and woke up with a headache that renders you unable to look at direct sunlight? There’s a “recovery concierge” at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans who attends to such soul-crushing hangovers. Depending on your hangover needs, he might indulge you in a little hair of the dog — specialties include the Cure Royale, a pun-making mixture of Champagne and crème de cassis, and the “Hair of the Dog” Bloody Mary—or arrange for an in-house masseuse to head up to your room, or bring you fresh fruit to give your day a healthier start. Price: Complimentary for hotel guests who book a room in the Club wing of the hotel on weekends.

Check out the full Marketwatch article for a list of seven new hotel specialists that might be at your disposal during your next stay. Thanks to Steven from CBS New York for passing on the article!


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