1 . Recreate your favourite hotel room at home
From international chains to individual boutiques, a growing number of hotels are doubling up as interiors suppliers for guests who want to recreate that inroom vibe at home. Earlier this year, Four Seasons announced that their new beds and bedding will be available to buy through their hotels, while St Petrocs Hotel in Padstow,$UK$has plans to expand the range of homes accessories in its online boutique.
2 . Copy the hotel look at home Sofitel
Sofitel set up So Boutique$10 years ago, and it now stocks a comprehensive range of products covering everything from bathrobes and slippers ($25) to a Bose sound system or Jean Nouveldesigned aluminium chair ($1,770).
Perennial bestsellers are the beds, pillows and Yves Delorme pillowcases (from$70) $ but you could also snap up some of the colourful cushions and other homes accessories designed by Kenzo Takada for Sofitel Mauritius (pictured), or one of the ceramic vases ($139) created by Christian Lacroix for Sofitel So Bangkok
3 . Alila Hotels and Resorts
If you happen to stay at an Alila hotel, theres every chance youll fall in love with their bathroom and spa products, all hand made from natural, organic ingredients on Bali. One US travel editor declared them
4 . Westin
Westin became the first hotel company to sell a signature retail line when it unveiled its Heavenly
5 . El Fenn
Some people love the whole shoppinginasouk experience, but for others its just one long hassle. The boutique at El Fenn (Vanessa Bransons cool and newly refurbished riadhotel in Marrakech) is tailormade for those who fall into the latter camp.
Theyve stocked the shelves with popular products from their own rooms $ such as kilim cushions (from$32) and tea glasses (from$3) $ and added to that with handpicked items from local designers and artisans. Expect colourful local pottery, handembroidered kaftans, quirky bags and lanterns, and natural skincare products.
6 . Travelodge
UK and Ireland chain Travelodgeare more associated with value than glamour. On first glance, you probably wont see too much in a$room that you fancy taking home with you $ but wait till you sleep in the bed. As part of a multimillionpound upgrade being rolled out across all the groups UK hotels, new Dreamer beds, produced by royal warrantholders Sleepeezee, are being introduced $ and theyre so seriously comfortable, you might well want to take advantage of the fact that theyre selling them online.
7 . Chateau de la Resle
The Dutch duo behind Chateau de la Resle (a sixroom Design Hotels member in Burgundy) have made a point of featuring work from contemporary artists and designers since they opened their French manor house to guests in 2010.
Now theyve gone one step further and launched their own design label, named after the hotel and featuring some of the pieces found there, such as porcelain tableware from De Intu
8 . Kimpton Hotels
The 50odd boutique properties that make up Kimpton Hotels like to do things a bit differently. So it should come as no surprise to find that instead of the standard white robes in their rooms, they have funky animal print numbers (leopard, zebra and giraffe).
Theyre one of the most popular buys ($90) from the Kimpton Style online shop, but youll also find lots of other products on offer, from the fun (hula hoops, faux fur throws and zebra lounge socks) to the functional (beds, bikes and bags) $ and whatever you buy, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to charity.
9 . Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts launched their online store in 2005, in response to demand from guests who wanted to snap up a Hilton Serenity Bed (from $1,116) for their own home. Its still one of their bestselling items from a range that focuses mainly on bed and bathroom products, with everything from sheets to shaving gels to shower curtains.
In addition, youll also find soothing spa music CDs to help you relax $ and, should you need a little encouragement to leave your new hotelworthy bed, Hiltons own 100% Arabica blend coffee ($14.95/12oz).
10 . Finca Cortesin
Everything about Finca Cortesin is just right, declared one magazine reviewer $ and clearly many others agree, because since it opened in 2008 this fivestar Andalusian resort has been fielding queries from guests keen to recreate its look at home. Luckily, theyre happy to help and you can buy pretty much any of the furniture or accessories you see in your room or around the hotel, with the cushions and bed throws (from$1,200) proving particularly popular.