Guest Post: Eric Hansen // @hansenwithane
As a wanderer with a lust for uniquely designed environments, I love hotels that go beyond the typical steps in creating a unique experience. One of my favorite examples of this is Ace Hotel, known for their unique concept hotels in New York, Palm Springs, and Seattle. Everything from the room furnishings to the little shampoo bottles to the exit sign (more) is well thought out to create an evocative experience for the guest. And that's exactly why I love what Morgans Hotel Group recently created in partnership with The School of Life. Luxury hotels typically do an exceptional job catering to the needs of the body. But some smart folks over there wondered why no one has focused on doing so for the mind. So they set out to create more meaningful experiences for their guests. The resulting amenities and activities will most definitely delight curious guests, providing the kind of exploration, reflection, and connection with people most expect from travel outside of their lodging.From theschooloflife.com: "The partnership includes the creation of a Minibar for the Mind which contains an intriguing and thought-provoking alternative to the usual minibar fare, Conversation Menus for hotel restaurants, Aphorism Turndown Cards and Talks on romance, travel, reading and culture."