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Unique Family-Friendly Hotel Experiences

by Angelique Platas

Jul 2, 2018

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Involve the kids in summer vacation planning this year and check into a hotel with a family-friendly concierge service. Take advantage of some of the butler programs specifically designed with the kids in mind.

Newport, R.I.

Retreat to Rhode Island with the family and explore The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport. Relax in any one of the Chanler’s 20 rooms, all uniquely designed with a variety of features, including private gardens, Atlantic Ocean views and easy access to the famous Cliff Walk. During the summer, families enjoy the Beach Butler Service from the hotel, including round-trip transportation to any of Newport’s beaches.

Hop in the Chanler Buick Enclave with the family and enjoy the keepsake beach bag, picnic lunch prepared by Spiced Pear, a just-in-case umbrella and butler escort. Feel like a local and hop on the hotel’s complimentary Tokyobikes for families seeking to explore like a resident.

Amelia Island, Fla.

Sand Castles © Minyun Zhou | Dreamstime.com

© Minyun Zhou | Dreamstime.com

For those heading south for the summer, enjoy the Sand Castle Concierge service at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla. Bring the kids for a family lesson on building sand castles, sand sculptures and learning about expert castle-building techniques. Put your phones down and make sand art together and take home photos from the hotel.

On-site Naturalists come by to teach families about the ecosystems, so you can enjoy and learn at the same time.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Over on the West Coast, families traveling through The Westin Los Angeles International Airport enjoy an on-site Surf Concierge teaching kids and adults how to get the most out of their California vacation.

Learn from avid surfers and allow the concierge to organize a family Surf Camp Experience for you at El Porto in Manhattan Beach. Go all in on the surfing and opt for the hotel’s Manhattan Beach Surf package — perfect for all experience levels and ages.

London, U.K.

Head across the pond for your summer vacation and enjoy the Family Fun package at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel. The summer concierge package includes a toy butler for kids, a bespoke toy box and fun playthings to enjoy during their stay. Each box is personalized by family size and age with curated toy choices, crafts and games.

The kids grab a child-sized tennis racket and hit the private tennis court, located in the gardens opposite the hotel. After the match, refuel with a British family picnic. Head back to the hotel and enjoy the long list of luxury amenities and surprise treats for the kids, courtesy of the hotel’s toy butler.

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