Ritz-Carlton brings back ‘Luggageless Travel’

The newly refurbished standard room at Sonesta Cairo Hotel

THE Ritz-Carlton is reintroducing ‘Luggageless Travel’, a service first introduced after 9/11 that is now being made available for guests who stay at the same Ritz-Carlton at least four times a month.

For guests of many Ritz-Carlton Hotels travelling by air to destinations around the world, the choice will no longer be whether to risk stashing liquids and gels into checked luggage, or dashing to the pharmacy at their destination to pick up all the personal care items currently banned under the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules, said a senior Ritz-Carlton Hotels official.
To take advantage of ‘Luggageless Travel’ frequent road warriors may leave their suitcase at their hotel upon check out. Items needing dry cleaning or laundry will be taken care of by the hotel staff and then stored until the guests return for their next visit. Any personal care items needed will be provided by the hotel, in accordance with guest requests.
“When our frequent guests return for their next stay, everything will be hung in the closet, stored in the bathroom, and they will have no concerns about how to pack or what to pack,” said senior vice-president, brand and product development for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Paul Westbrook.
The cost to guests for "Luggageless Travel" will be the usual laundry/ valet charges which apply and any special request personal care items will be replenished, with the cost charged to the guest upon check-out.