Lifestyle Seasoned Traveler the July/August 2020 issue

The Hotel Life at Home

Six things you can do at home to recreate the hotel life.
By Carrie Williamson Posted on July 9, 2020

Nevertheless, it may be a while before you personally feel comfortable staying at one no matter how enticing the thought of crisp hotel sheets may be. To tide you over, here are six things you can do at home to recreate the hotel life.

The look >> Stream a master class led by Kelly Wearstler, the award-winning interior designer for the hip Proper Hotels. Among the lessons you will learn from this eclectic design goddess are how to work with space, curate collections of art and objects, and cultivate your own distinct style. Access all 17 classes for $15/month.

The vibe >> Recreate the vibe of a W Hotel by streaming the W Hotels Worldwide Spotify playlists. You can pump up your at-home workout listening to bold beats on the Fit playlist and later jam to the Living Room’s groovy tracks during cocktail hour.

The bed >> Sleep on Ace Hotel’s “soft-as-sin” sheets. You can purchase their Standard Issue Organic Cotton Bedding—100% organic cotton, percale weave, 200 thread count, ultra-white and tagged with their exclusive label—through their online gift shop. Sold in queen and king sheet sets or individually.

The bath >> Beat the heat this summer in a seersucker Guayarobe from the Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas. The tropical-weight robe is made by Dos Carolinas, a San Antonio tailor known for his handmade traditional guayaberas.

The spa >> Relax to the glow of a signature Malibu Candle from The Surfrider in Malibu, California. Made in the Golden State, scents of bergamot, rose, oakmoss and cassis will transport you to this beach-house hotel.

The food >> Make COMO Shambhala’s healthy cuisine with easy-to-prepare recipes. Known for their holistic well-being experiences, recipes are divided into categories like raw, anti-aging and nourishing favorites from the COMO Shambhala Kitchen, such as taco salad with avocado, corn, guacamole and tomato lime salsa.

Check out the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay guide to learn more about enhanced industrywide hotel cleaning standards in response to COVID-19.

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