Did you know you can actually buy a hotel intimacy kit...like, I mean, a kit of sex helpers stocked with condoms, lube and more)? Would you buy such a kit?
Jetsetter polled its readers and ask them the same question. The results?
Forty-nine percent said “hell no,” but a whopping 35.5 percent said yes, as long as it was in the privacy of their room, and 14 percent said they’d do it even if it meant asking for one at the hotel reception desk. Now that’s ballsy.
Whether you’re willing to go the extra mile or not, there's no denying the anonymous nature of a hotel room always ups the sexual ante. Throwing yourself into a different environment ignites that carnal desire and encourages you to have sex worthy of your surroundings. And that’s whether you’re staying at a sultry beach shack, a moody design den or a hotel that so overtly promotes the act it’s almost impossible not to jump in the sack.
Check these out and think about creating your special night!
Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC
Some of Hollywood’s biggest playboys have shaken the sheets at the historic Gramercy Park Hotel. Humphrey Bogart married his first wife on the hotel rooftop; Joseph Kennedy stayed there in 1938 (the same year he began his extramarital affair with silver screen siren, Marlene Dietrich); and The Rolling Stones checked in after finishing their first American tour. Give your leading lady the royal treatment by requesting the key (there’s only one) to the hallowed grounds of Gramercy Park, accessible exclusively to hotel guests. The doorman will escort you inside, where you can spend the evening whispering sweet nothings into your beloved’s ear.
SLS Las Vegas
Unleash your wild side at the sexy Philippe Starck-designed SLS Las Vegasresort and casino. The hotel’s luxuriously appointed guestrooms, with their mirrored ceilings, peekaboo showers, and “Saint” and “Sinner” mini-bar amenities, will make you want to jump in the sack within minutes. Added bonus: the “Intimacy Kit,” which has everything you need to stay up all night, including premium condoms, lubricants and a vibrator. Discreet hotel staffers are used to naughty guest behavior, so don’t shy away from indulging in some Sin City fun.
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, Italy
Fulfill medieval dungeon fantasies at the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civitahotel in the Southern Italian village of Matera. You and your lover will dwell in abandoned caves bathed in a candlelit glow, and set against a backdrop of ancient churches and the rugged Italian hillside. Guestrooms are all about sensuality, with rustic fireplaces, freestanding bathtubs and stone balconies. Up the romance factor with an in-room couples massage, candlelit dinner, private cooking lesson, or wine tasting in the property’s 13-century rock church. Now that’s real love.
The Drake Hotel, Toronto
Fancy a pleasure feather? How about a smokin’ between-the-sheets session with Charlotte’s famous “Rabbit Pearl” of Sex and the City fame? (“I know where my next orgasm is from. Who here can say as much?”) Get accustomed with these, ahem, goodies, a The Drake Hotel, the sine qua non of Toronto’s hip boutique hotels in the bohemian Queen Street West neighborhood. The bedside “Pleasure Menu” has all the toys you could possibly need to turn things up a notch, including a curated collection of steamy flicks, a silk blindfold, warming liquids and massage oils. Also included in the tickle trunk? A 24- carat dildo for lovers with a penchant for precious metals.
Alila Villas, Bali
Bed down at Bali’s most seductive cliff top hideaway, the Alila Villas Uluwatuhotel—it’s the perfect escape for those who like to mix love with nature. Each of the airy villas has a private infinity pool, dramatic Indian Ocean views and minimalist rattan and wood furnishings that never compete with the beauty of the natural surroundings. During your stay you’ll be assigned a 24-hour personal butler who will tend to you and your partner’s every need, whether that means an indulgent Balinese couples massage at Spa Alila or a private dinner at the cliff’s edge. For the perfect mix of romance and adventure, hike through the jungle to Uluwatu’s seaside temple, where bare-chested Indonesian men sway to the hypnotic rhythms of the Kecak fire dance.
Calistoga Ranch, Napa
The luxe Calistoga Ranch is renowned for its forested canyon setting and rustic-chic cottage appeal. And despite being just 10 minutes from downtown, the freestanding lodges, surrounded by 60-foot tall oak trees, babbling brooks, and moss-covered boulders, feel worlds away. Sleek gas fireplaces, clean-lined furniture, and open-air sitting areas epitomize barefoot luxury. Learn the ins and outs of winemaking at the ranch’s small on-site vineyard, then dine on house made gnocchi and seared diver scallops at the Lakehouse restaurant, which overlooks the glimmering Lake Lommel. You’ll be ready for some sweet lovemaking after that.
1 Hotel South Beach
Making whoopee South-Beach style conjures images of swim-up bar orgies and tequila-fueled bad decisions. Do better, Jetsetter readers, by checking into the brand new 1 Hotel South Beach, a sexy eco stay with four pools and a farm-to-table restaurant helmed by celebrity chef, Tom Colicchio. The hotel’s calming guestrooms are done up in soothing neutral shades, salvaged driftwood, and hemp-blend Keetsa mattresses that are perfect for snuggling and sleeping in late. Limber up with a paddleboard yoga session on the beach, then go for a picnic arranged by the hotel. You’ll feel so relaxed, you’ll never want to leave.
Andronis Luxury Suites, Greece
Whitewashed Santorini suites? Aegean views from a private jacuzzi? Elegant cave rooms lit by candelabra? Check, check and check us in. Leave it to the Greeks to up the carnal ante at the Andronis Luxury Suites. If you can manage to leave your bed...room, you’ll find the area is just as enticing as the resort. Tuck into traditional Greek cuisine under the stars at the hotel’s restaurant, which hovers on a rocky ledge that juts out over the sea. Or pack a picnic and head to the end of the island for the best sunset-watching spot. Aphrodite would be proud.
Prices for the hotel room ranges from $200 to $1440 a night.