Whatever hedonistic services you’d like to cross off your bucket list, here are 10 world-class hotels that welcome all travellers, with or without an overnight reservation.
Extravagant lounges, private spas and personal on-call butlers are just a few indulgences one might expect from the world’s most luxurious hotels; but what if you want to experience a day of that lavish life without paying the hefty nightly rates?
The good news is, that’s possible at some of the grandest hotels around the globe. Whatever hedonistic services you’d like to cross off your bucket list, here are 7 world-class hotels with amenities that welcome all travellers, with or without an overnight reservation.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
They say whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but if you’ve had a dip in the pool at one of the Sin City’s most popular hotels – Caesars Palace, it might prove difficult to keep that to yourself. Made out of 7 distinct pools, the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis is free for in-house guests; but non-guests need only pay an entry fee of $20 (USD) per person. Day beds and cabanas are also available at separate cost, and comes with refreshments and a fruit plate to indulge in while you lounge, swim, party, or people-watch. W caesars.com
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
If you’re planning to visit Morocco, you should at least experience their traditional hammam spa while you’re there. For additional services and added luxury, try one of the extensive spa packages at Mandarin Oriental Marrakech, which includes male and female hammams and excess to the lounge and indoor swimming pool. There’s also a 5-hour spa suite package inclusive of a private garden, steam facilities and facial for ultimate relaxation. W mandarinoriental.com
Four Seasons Resort Bali, Jimbaran Bay
Frankly, the best way to fully utilise the all-inclusive facilities at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is to spend a few nights there; but if you’ve only got a few hours to spare in Bali, a day pass could be your next best option. It gives you access to an infinity pool overlooking the sea, with spacious day beds nearby to soak in the scenic sunset views until evening arrives. W fourseasons.com
Le Parker Meridien, New York
When you’re in The City That Never Sleeps, things can move a little too fast at times. Take it slow and unwind at Le Parker Meridien’s rooftop pool, which boasts stunning views of Central Park and the New York skyline. There’s also a multi-level outdoor sundeck for tanning and a well-equipped gym (included in the day pass – price depends on season). W parkermeridien.com
The Westin Palace, Madrid
How about breakfast with a side of opera? The Westin Palace in Madrid opens its doors to non-guests every Sunday for their special Sunday Opera & Brunch package, featuring a buffet spread and live opera performances at the La Ratonda Restaurant for €78. With a magnificent stained-glass dome ceiling and grand chandeliers setting the atmosphere, guests are treated to exceptional food, music and ambience – all in one place. W thewestin.com
Gstaad Palace, Gstaad
Whether it’s summer or winter, there’s plenty to do in the Swiss Alps and Gstaad Palace. Go on a hike, rent a bike, swim in the lake, or take strolls along the trails near Gstaad Palace or simply book the hotel’s tennis or squash court for a friendly match with friends and family. After a long day, treat yourself to the Palace Spa, featuring private treatment rooms, saunas and steam baths, hammams, and lounge with a fireplace. The Palace Spa is inclusive for guests and available to non-guests at CHF 70 per day, inclusive of excess to the hotel’s pools. W palace.ch
The Berkeley, London
As one of London’s most iconic hotels, one can expect the hotel to impose strict policies on its amenities. Fortunately, non-guests can experience the hotel’s spa and pool with the Prêt-à-Portea package, priced at £222 per person. The package includes full day access to the Bamford Haybarn Spa with use of their famed Seventh Heaven pool, a massage, facial, mani-pedi session, and afternoon tea at the Collins Room. W the-berkeley.com