Yesterday was a very special day in our house – my husband’s birthday! This year we were home, but many times we are traveling and find ourselves in a hotel. It can be a fun way to celebrate a birthday, on holiday with friends/family and in a vacation destination.
I wrote about my wonderful birthday experience at the St Regis Bal Harbour. My husband made arrangements ahead of time so one night when we returned back to the hotel after a romantic dinner out, I was surprised with a delicious personalized cake, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne!
Some stellar hotels have noted birthdates in their reservation systems and provide a card with well-wishes, a complimentary dessert or even a cake on the actual date. Others have done nothing but are happy to set something up when contacted in advance.
If you have an upcoming stay and would like to toot the birthday horn for yourself or someone you are traveling with, I recommend sending an email to the hotel’s concierge. Let them know what you would like, and how the hotel can help. Sometimes there is a fee involved. The cake my husband arranged for was made by the chef in the restaurant and the hotel told him in advance that there would be a charge. Other times, the property might offer something for free.
To enter today’s giveaway for a swag bag full of goodies, leave a comment on this post about your birthday. Have you spent it in a hotel before? Did the hotel know it was your birthday and do anything special?
The contest ends at 9pm PST tonight, and for full contest details click here.
Happy Unbirthday (or birthday, as it may be) and good luck!