What do women want? I hear it's an age-old mystery. When it comes to hotel rooms, at least, I can speak loud and clear from much personal experience. And I guess I'm a simple girl at heart. Cozy robes and slippers and well-lit bathroom mirrors top my list of most important female-friendly room requirements. And ladies, hotels around the world are really listening to us these days thanks to an uptick in not only women's travel, but women's solo travel, too.
Women's only floors and rooms have opened up everywhere from the Riyadh Four Seasons in Saudi Arabia (where privacy, for cultural reasons, is paramount) to the Bella Sky Hotel in Copenhagen, where fresh flowers and fruit smoothies greet female guests. It's interesting to see which amenities hotels have honed in on as most important to their female guests. In downtown Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel, the women's only Orchid Floor has 18 rooms with flat irons, curling irons and hangers padded with satin for cushioning delicate clothing.
Preferences are so personal, but I want to open the conversation to all the women reading along. What hotel amenities have you been particularly drawn to at a hotel in the past? Would you stay at a hotel with a women's only floor or rooms? What factors would really sway you, if so? Remember -- hotels are listening to us more than ever. So chime in!