March 7, 2014 — -- intro: Trendy isn't exactly the word that comes to mind when you think of family travel.
But for those determined to stay cool after baby, not just any hotel will do. It has to be baby-friendly, of course, but it also has to be happening. HotelsCombined.com has picked the world's trendiest hotels for babies and baby's parents.
quicklist: 1 title: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort Spa, Calif. text: Hyatt hotels are a great choice because of their use of the Babies Travel Lite program, HotelsCombined.com said. It's a travel service that allows parents to pre-order everything needed for baby online. Anything from formula and diapers to toys and a stroller are available and can be waiting in-room upon check-in. As an added bonus, the Hyatt will even baby-proof the hotel room.
And when it comes to a California seashore stay, there's no hipper location than Huntington Beach, pictured here, where surfers and sun-lovers flock to enjoy the mellow coastal vibe.
quicklist: 2 title: QT Sydney, Australiatext: There are four QT hotels across Australia and they're all "arty, stylish and eclectic," according to HotelsCombined, but the Sydney property is the one that shines with a special Baby Q package.
New parents can unwind in a QT King Deluxe room while baby snoozes in a Leander cot, designed in Scandinavia and made from European beech. And while the adults indulge in a complimentary bottle of French bubbles, baby gets a complimentary iiamo go designer baby bottle as part of the package -- an incredible creation that self-heats to the perfect temperature, allowing parents to feed baby on the go while exploring Sydney. Mom and Dad also get to enjoy SpaQ treatments.
quicklist: 3title: Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel, Portugaltext: The "picturesque" Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel has a helpful baby concierge service that allows guests to pre-book strollers, bottle sterilizers, thermometers, cots and even diapers prior to arrival. There's also a creche for babies 6 months and older that is assigned one child-minder to every three children.
And if you think your tot has been a little stressed lately, you can always bring him to the spa to learn some baby massage techniques.
quicklist: 4title: Anassa Hotel Polis, Cyprustext: Anassa provides "ultimate luxury" in a secluded bay along western Cyprus, boasting golden beaches that create the perfect Mediterranean retreat, HotelsCombined said.
While Mom and Dad head to the spa or play a round of golf at the championship course, babies 4 months and older can enjoy the Explorer Children's Club. The club has sections for different age groups, a dedicated sleep room and a milk kitchen so baby will be fully catered to no matter how long it takes to get around the course.
quicklist: 5title:Oriental Residence Bangkok, Thailandtext: If you're passing through Bangkok, be sure to check into the Oriental Residence, a five-star property with a "chic, modern design" that puts out the welcome mat for babies.
New mothers are greeted upon arrival with a gift basket of baby products -- including shampoo, soaps and baby powder, as well as soft towels, cotton wool, a muslin cloth and a teddy bear. There's also a 24-7 babysitting service so you can relax and explore Bangkok while your baby is safely looked after at the hotel.
quicklist: 6title: Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, Indiatext: The ultra-modern and swanky Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai has amazing views of the city as well as the Arabian Sea and can organize baby gear for you upon request.
Commonly requested items, according to HotelsCombined, include cribs, strollers, car seats, baby bathtubs and high chairs, as well as dehumidifiers, sterilizers, nursing bottles and bottle warmers.
quicklist: 7title: Pine Cliffs Village Hotel, Portugaltext: Pine Cliffs has an "excellent" children's club called Globetrotters that caters to infants 4 months and older and serves delicious, healthy food created exclusively for the resort. The Globetrotters child care team will find out about your baby's routine, likes and dislikes before you get to the resort so it can keep him or her happy and settled throughout your stay.
Each nanny takes care of only two children aged 3 and younger at a time, so your baby will get individual attention as well as fresh purees prepared on site daily. Staff can even cater to any special dietary needs.
quicklist: 8 title: Bedruthan Steps Hotel, United Kingdom text: Fun and funky, the Bedruthan Steps Hotel in Cornwall's Mawgan Porth has won numerous awards for its child- and baby-friendly services.
You won't have to load up with baby gear or worry about forgetting anything, either, because the Bedruthan has it all -- from nightlights to baby backpacks. The hotel also has baby and toddler-friendly play areas, toys and games, paddling pools and a learners' pool for water babies. The on-site restaurants all serve up healthy, tasty, child-friendly meals.
As well as "first-class" children's clubs, there are babysitting services and baby monitors so parents can relax knowing their wee one is safely asleep, if they opt to dine later in the evening.
quicklist: 9title: Chia Laguna Resort, Italytext: Perfectly positioned along one of Sardinia's most beautiful beaches, Chia Laguna provides a complimentary Chia Baby Welcome Service that includes in-room children's foods and baby supplies. A stroller is provided upon check-in at reception and the accompanying sterilized baby kit includes a cot, change table, milk heater, baby bath, bath toys and child safety plugs.
There's even a Baby Corner in the on-site restaurants where parents can prep meals for their tots with sterilizing equipment, a milk heater and a blender.
Be sure not to miss out on the evening's entertainment, which includes a "too-cute" Baby Dance.
quicklist: 10 title: Hotel Gansevoort, New York text: New York's Hotel Gansevoort is situated within the city's fashionable Meatpacking District and is a great choice for young children despite its reputation as a party hotel.
The property welcomes new parents with complimentary amenities such as baby wipes, diapers, baby baths and strollers. The "spacious" rooms can also easily fit a cot and all of that cumbersome equipment that new parents always seem to lug around.