Oct. 22, 2013 -- Did you overindulge on Bourbon Street last night while on vacation in New Orleans? Who hasn't. It's easy for travelers to get swept up in the revelry of the French Quarter. And at least one luxury hotel in the Crescent City is prepared to nurse your wounds the next day.
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans offers a Recovery Concierge to weekend guests in the exclusive Club Level Maison Orleans, providing them with a signature "Hair of the Dog" Bloody Mary, the specialty Cure (Kir) Royal, fresh fruit or whatever other spa remedies are needed to get right again.
"The service is completely unique to the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans," Sonja Franck, a longstanding recovery concierge at the hotel, told ABC News. "It serves dozens of guests every weekend morning."
But that's not the only indulgence offered these days. At another property, the Ritz-Carlton Lodge in Reynold's Plantation outside Atlanta, guests can summon a BBQ butler to whip up flame-kissed fare at their cottages with complementary cooking tips. The carnivore's delight costs $245 per person per session.
For every ying there is a yang, however. And some travelers prefer to indulge in healthy activities when they're away too. Those with a yen to increase their running time might want to book a stay at a Westin sometime soon. The hotel group recently announced that Christopher Heuisler, a veteran runner who has competed in 25 marathons in 20 states, was chosen as its first RunWestin Concierge.
"After an extensive search for the ideal candidate, we are thrilled to have Christopher join the Westin team as our first RunWestin Concierge," said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader at Westin Hotels and Resorts last month. "Not only does he have the marathon experience and impressive credentials we were looking for, but he is also an impassioned individual who will seamlessly connect with our guests and ultimately help them achieve their goals."
The Boston-based trainer will share his advice on marathon running and training with Westin guests through social media outlets, warmups and training runs throughout the year.
After working up such a sweat, a guest may want to head to Mexico to relax. There, at the Viceroy Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, all guests are greeted by Soap Concierge Alberto Corona upon check-in. Corona will roll up to the room and visitors are invited to choose their favorites from creamy, colorful slabs created by a nearby artisan, which he will then hand-cut for them on site.
Sounds like good, clean fun.