Immersive Hotel Experiences

By Natasha Dragun

Immersive Hotel Experiences
From private shopping tours to art after hours, MiNDFOOD checks out some of the world’s most immersive hotel experiences.

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania

On Saffire Freycinet’s complimentary Connection to Country walks, you’ll learn about native flora and fauna and indigenous foraging traditions, check out ancient hunting and cooking tools, and visit centuries-old middens of oyster shells. The experience is led by contemporary indigenous artist Mick Quilliam, and is exclusive to this 20-suite retreat on Tasmania’s east coast.

Peninsula Tokyo

Peninsula Tokyo, Japan

Part of the Peninsula group’s Academy program of unique insider experiences, the Sake Brewery Tour on offer at the Peninsula Tokyo takes you to Izumibashi Shuzo brewery in Ebina, 60 kilometres from the Japanese capital. The six-hour tour also includes a tasting session and ends with a bento lunch and a bottle of sake to take home.

Hotel B Lima

Hotel B, Lima

One of Lima’s new breed of boutique accommodation, Hotel B occupies a 1914 mansion, its rooms decked out with an impressive array of pre-Columbian, colonial, and contemporary Peruvian art. Pieces are sourced from the private collections of Susana and Lucía de la Puente, whose gallery is next door. The Art Concierge program sees guests tour the hotel’s collection before enjoying a private viewing at the Puente gallery.


The Milestone Hotel, London

Given its London location on Kensington High Street, just a few minutes’ walk from Knightsbridge, Harrods, and Harvey Nichols, The Milestone doesn’t disappoint when it comes to retail therapy. For its Personal Shopping Experience, the hotel, which inhabits a late-Victorian mansion, teams up with high-end personal shoppers Hiscox Mavroleon and Patrick Kemper to escort guests to the city’s most exclusive boutiques and invite-only stores.

Anantara Riverside

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Thailand

From the Chao Phraya River, a maze of klongs (canals) branch off across the Thai capital, leading to traditional wooden villages stilted over the water, floating market gardens, and off-the-grid temples. Visanu Kidkarn leads Anantara’s Klong Guru tours, taking guests on four-hour boat tours of Bangkok’s little-known waterways, to eateries and attractions that only locals go to.


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