Ladies-only floors, which were common up until the mid-20th century, are making a comeback. With more women traveling further afield for business trips, some hotels are offering these floors to ensure maximum security, privacy and comfort. Often there is private check-in and a lounge similar to what one finds on executive or club floors.
1. Jumeirah Emirates Tower (Dubai)
At Jumeirah Emirates Tower, the ladies floor is staffed by female employees. The large rooms (44 square meters) overlook the Palace stables and offer hair dryers, a private cosmetic refrigerator with premium Chopard amenities, yoga mats, iPod/iPhone docking stations, and widescreen Interactive HD LCD TV.
2. Grand Hotel Oslo (Norway)
Located between the Royal Palace and the Parliament building, the Grand Hotel Oslo was the first hotel in Europe with a ladies floor. The 13 non-smoking designer rooms with a feminine touch offer special menus, spa amenities, and yoga mats.
3. Lotte Seoul (Korea)
Lotte Seoul is the first hotel in Korea with a ladies floor. Glass entry doors provide maximum security and access to this completely non-smoking with a library-style lounge. Deluxe rooms and luxury suites, designed by world-renowned florist Christian Tortu, are offered in 2 color schemes. All rooms have Jacuzzis and include hair-styling sets, Christian Tortu bouquets, and umbrellas. Yukatas and BVLGARI toiletries are provided in luxury suites provide.
4. Hotel Gracery Ginza (Tokyo)
The 11th floor of Hotel Gracery Ginza, which opened in 2006, is for women only. Rooms offer a mobile battery charger, a bathrobe, a press for slacks, refrigerator, humidifier and a tea set.
Female business travelers don't have to leave North America to find hotels with ladies floors.
5. Georgian Court Hotel (Vancouver)
Vancouver's Georgian Court Hotel has 18 rooms on its Orchid Floor that is reserved for women. Amenities include ladies-only emergency kits, Aveda toiletries, curling irons, flat irons, yoga mats, satin-padded hangers, and skirt hangers.
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