We’ve made it our mission to figure out all the tricks of the trade so that the next time you book a hotel, you might score a free upgrade or some goodies that will make your stay just that extra bit special.
1. The concierge is king.
If you’re in a city where theatre is a big thing (hello New York! London! Milan!) the concierge can be like your own personal magician. Some savvy concierges make sure they have tickets to hit shows available for their guests, and it is definitely worth asking, especially if want to get tickets to Hamilton in the next 865 years. The same goes for some popular restaurants, or fancy hairdressers, or even sourcing a last minute babysitter.
2. You can borrow stuff… a lot of stuff.
Weirdly, no one ever does, but hotels have huge caches of strange goodies you can borrow, or be given for free. Things like umbrellas (is there anything more annoying than not having an umbrella when it’s raining?), hair straighteners, tweezers, lint rollers, razors, bow-ties, yoga mats, cuff links, adaptors, phone chargers, hair ties, and even things like tampons, nail files and ear plugs.