World’s Most Unique Concierge Services

Courtesy of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

You may have heard of concierges who specialize in pillows, but what about a soap concierge? Or a pet concierge? To please the pickiest of guests, hotels around the world are increasingly adding one-of-a-kind services. From tracking down vintage sneakers in New York to helping find your relatives in Ireland, these are the most unusual hotel services that will add unforgettable flair to your stay.

By Anja Mutic

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Sneaker Concierge at Dream Downtown

WHERE: New York City, New York

The new Guest House penthouse addition to the industrial-chic Dream Downtown comes with a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi, two floors of Minotti furniture, and a sneaker stylist. Sneaker concierge, Vaughn, will hook your feet up with any limited-edition sneaker ever made, from vintage Air Jordans to Kanye’s Adidas Yeezy Boost.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s New York City Travel Guide

Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Ski Concierge at Four Seasons Whistler and Viceroy Snowmass

WHERE: Whistler, British Columbia and Snowmass Village, Colorado

Waxed skis and lunch deliveries are just some of the perks offered by a ski concierge. The ski-in/ski-out concierge at the Viceroy Snowmass mountain retreat brings you burritos-to-go on the slopes, while the ski concierge at Four Seasons Whistler arranges helicopter flights over North America’s largest ski resort.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Whistler Travel Guide and Fodor’s Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley Travel Guide

Courtesy of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Wine Concierge at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

WHERE: Sonoma, California

Located in the epicenter of California’s wine country, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is not only blessed with a natural thermal spring right on the premises but also has a dedicated wine concierge. The resident connoisseur will customize wine tours of the region and host exclusive multi-vintage wine flights.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide

Courtesy of Montage Deer Valley

Constellation Concierge at Montage Deer Valley

WHERE: Park City, Utah

Take in vast night skies above the Wasatch mountain range at Montage Deer Valley, where stargazing is tops in summer months. The hotel has a constellation concierge service with a team of experts who will take you on a tour to point out major constellations and planets with advanced Celestron Skyscout gadgetry.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Park City and the Southern Wasatch Travel Guide

Courtesy of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Tequila Concierge at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

WHERE: Jalisco, Mexico

At all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, soak in the sun by Las Estacas Beach and embrace Jalisco’s pride, tequila. The in-house tequila sommelier Hector Parra does educational tastings of this blue agave drink, assists in food pairing, and will even deliver aged tequila your room as a nightcap.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Mexico Travel Guide

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Pet Concierge at Delano Las Vegas

WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada

Pooches get just as much care as their two-legged owners at Delano on the Las Vegas Strip. When you hit the casinos, the all-suite retreat’s doggie butler pampers your canine friends with goodie bags at check-in and Pooch Patty Wagyu burgers delivered to the room.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Las Vegas Travel Guide

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Fire Concierge at Edson Hill

WHERE: Stowe, Vermont

Snuggle up indoors and take in snow-covered landscapes from the comfort of one of the fireplace rooms at the Edson Hill. If lighting a fire is not your forte, the fire concierge on hand will prime the flue, open the damper, and ignite the fireplace before you soak in a free-standing tub.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Northern Vermont Travel Guide

Courtesy of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

Romance Concierge at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

WHERE: Río Grande, Puerto Rico

With a mile-long private beach and the El Yunque Rainforest as the backdrop, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is a hotspot for destination weddings. At this oceanfront hotel, the dedicated wedding planners can organize every detail of your special day, from international ice cake delivery to dog-sitting the bride’s pooch.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s El Yunque and the Northeast Travel Guide

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Craft Beer Concierge at Hotel Teatro

WHERE: Denver, Colorado

Tucked away in a 1911 tramway building, Hotel Teatro, in Denver’s Theater District, oozes industrial charm in a neighborhood blessed with culture, arts, and lots of beer. Hop on a vintage bike provided by the hotel’s beer concierge and swerve through some of Denver’s 150 craft breweries based on your lager preferences.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Denver Travel Guide

Courtesy of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Marine Biologist Concierge at St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico

WHERE: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Shaded in a hidden coconut grove, the plantation-style St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort sits at the foot of El Yunque National Rainforest. The marine biologist on site guides turtle nesting tours and takes guests kayaking through the resort’s private nature sanctuary.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s El Yunque and the Northeast Travel Guide

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LGBT Wedding Concierge at B Ocean Resort

WHERE: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

From underwater weddings in the Wreck Bar to sourcing LGBT-friendly vendors, Mark Semple at the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is the guru of same-sex wedding planning. He handles out-of-the-box requests for the day you say ”I do,” from tapas-style dessert buffets to introducing new wedding traditions.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Travel Guide

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Record Concierge at The Goodland

WHERE: Santa Barbara, California

Adding to the California ease, vibe, and retro surf culture of The Goodland are the vintage Crosley vinyl players in each of its SoCal-styled rooms. Lea Sindija, the in-house record concierge, has an impressive collection of rare records in the library. On request, she’ll create personalized playlists for your stay.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Travel Guide

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Running Concierge at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

WHERE: Tucson, Arizona

At the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, lush gardens and a trimmed golf course meet at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. The running concierge at this fitness-centric hotel arranges semi-weekly runs through the Sabino Canyon desert oasis, which include group stretching sessions and RunWestin running gear.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Tucson Travel Guide

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Apothecary Concierge at Hotel Matilda

Where: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

At the artsy Hotel Matilda, the concept of custom-creation is taken to a whole new level with the apothecary concierge at the spa. Guests choose products, ingredients, and work directly with the concierge to create their own personalized beauty and skincare products at this avant-garde hotel with colonial flair.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Travel Guide

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Cultural Concierge at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

WHERE: Nayarit, Mexico

Nestled along the white shores of the Riviera Nayarit, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita brings you up-close-and-personal to Mexican culture. The cultural concierge on site at this tropic-chic retreat guides guests through authentic experiences such as art walks, tequila tastings, and cultural lectures.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Mexico Travel Guide

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Paranormal Concierge at The Stanley Hotel

WHERE: Estes Park, Colorado

Ghost chasers from all over the globe flock to the Stanley Hotel, known as the inspiration behind Stephen King’s The Shining. This supposedly haunted property dating back to 1909 has a paranormal concierge on hand, who guides visitors through ghost tours and initiates talks with the dead in room 217.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Boulder and North Central Travel Guide

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Adventure Concierge at The Sebastian-Vail

WHERE: Vail, Colorado

The moment you step into the cobblestone atrium of The Sebastian, you can take your pick of adrenaline-infused activities. At this swanky ski resort, the adventure concierge gears you up for bike trail tours and ice climbing, provides best slope recommendations, and will even warm up your ski boots.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Vail Valley Travel Guide

Courtesy of The Vines Resort & Spa

Gaucho Concierge at The Vines Resort & Spa

WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina

Encircled by the Andes and vineyards, The Vines Resort & Spa is an oenophile’s utopia with 22 villas in the heart of the Argentinian countryside. Guests are paired with a gaucho concierge, a local cowboy who leads authentic experiences, from storytelling and fly-fishing trips to wine tastings and horseback tours.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Wine Regions Travel Guide

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Soap Concierge at Viceroy Riviera Maya

WHERE: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Guests of the Viceroy Riviera Maya are led through a tropical jungle to one of 41 beach villas, where a spa concierge presents a spectrum of organic artisanal soaps, each handmade according to Mayan tradition. Select from an array of scents and healing properties, and you’ll get a personal soap bar created for your stay.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Riviera Maya Travel Guide

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