Personalized notebooks from Villa Rothschild

Record all of your travel memories in a personalized notebook from Villa Rothschild. (Photo: Marriott International)

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Level Up Souvenir Shopping: Bring Home 6 One-of-a-Kind Gifts Crafted by Your Hotel

Souvenirs transport us back to far-flung destinations and unforgettable moments from our travels, especially when we find a personalized memento that has a unique connection to a place unlike any other.

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Bring Home Written Travel Tales from Germany

Built by the Rothschild family as a private residence in 1894, the art nouveau Villa Rothschild, Autograph Collection sits within the fertile Taunus mountain range. The property was a retreat for free thinkers and visionaries, and its 22 uniquely designed rooms, inspired by the artifacts of these past guests, offer travelers an escape from the outside world.

During their stay, all guests receive a small, personalized notebook embossed with their initials to record their feelings and inspiration and realize their own visionary thoughts for the future.

Find Sartorial Splendor in Barcelona

Fabric swatches you can choose from at the cotton house hotel
Choose from different luxury fabrics for your custom shirt from the Cotton House Hotel. (Photo: Marriott International)

Housed in an elegant 19th-century neoclassical building, Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection once housed the headquarters of Barcelona’s Cotton Textile Foundation, or Fundación Textil Algodonera. Today, the 83-room property preserves the beauty of the original structure, including the grand marble staircase and wood-paneled and parquet ceilings, floors and walls.

Paying homage to the hotel’s history as it relates to the textile industry, the property allows guests to take home a part of its past with the Bespoke Shirt Tailoring Experience.

This package includes a meeting in the L’Atelier room with a tailor from the firm of Santa Eulalia, one of Barcelona’s most prestigious tailor establishments. After taking your measurements and helping you select the fabric, the tailor then crafts your original shirt.

After your fitting, head to the Library, the former social club of the Cotton Producers Guild, to partake in the hotel’s Royal Tea service.

Compose a Personalized Prelude in Lucca, Italy

A custom piece of sheet music in a leather box from the Grand Universe Lucca
Bring home a musical composition written just for you when you stay at the Grand Universe Lucca. (Photo: Marriott International)

Located within the 16th-century walled city of Lucca in the heart of Italy’s Tuscany region, the historic Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection sits across from the town’s Teatro del Giglio opera house. First welcoming guests in 1857, the property has hosted royalty, artists, poets, philosophers and musicians from around the world and features rooms and suites with musical names like Adagio, Aria and Maestro.

The property’s Prelude of Existence package offers guests the opportunity to have a personalized musical composition created while in Lucca. Highlights of the experience include a 60-minute private session in the Symphony Lounge with the hotel’s composer.

After you answer a series of questions about yourself, the composer crafts a piece of music that reflects your personality. The sheet on which your one-of-a-kind prelude is written is then placed in a Tuscan leather box so you can archive the piece at home.

Channel Your Inner Print Artist in Seoul

Images printed at the RYSE hotel
Design and print your own artwork at the RYSE. (Photo: Marriott International)

Located in the lively Hongdae neighborhood of Seoul, RYSE, Autograph Collection lies at the creative and cultural center of the city. Surrounded by underground clubs, the art school of Hongik University, and a mix of galleries, cafés and restaurants, the property is truly in a hub for creatives.

The hotel guestrooms showcase works from artists around the world and also boasts an onsite art gallery, Arario, as well as an extensive collection of magazines, books and vinyl.

Guests can channel their own inner artist and creative side while at RYSE. The lobby at the hotel has a Risograph printer where you can design art to print and take home.

Turn Sparkling Local Crystals into Jewelry in Switzerland

Luxury pool at the Waldhaus Hills Wellness Resort
Choose your own ancient crystal and turn it into a custom piece of jewelry at the Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort. (Photo: Marriott International)

Situated in picturesque Waldhaus Park in the Swiss Alps and surrounded by nature, the Belle Époque mansion that houses Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort, Autograph Collection boasts indoor and outdoor poolscapes and unique spa features such as a glass-enclosed Finnish sauna and a Swarovski Physiotherm cabin.

Signature spa treatments incorporate the use of Flims’ ancient crystals, which are at the heart of the resort’s wellness program. You can even take a crystal seeking tour with a local expert to see where they grow on property. While at the hotel, check out the display of crystals in the tunnel connecting sections of the hotel. Then, select one of these rare minerals or gems to have commissioned into a piece of jewelry that will forever remind you of your stay in Flims.

Bring a Caricature Home from Helsinki

Caricatures of hotel staff on a mug at Hotel U14
Take home a fun and unique caricature from Hotel U14. (Photo: Marriott International)

The trendy boutique Hotel U14, Autograph Collection, located in the heart of Helsinki, sits steps away from the waterfront, the city’s main attractions, and the shopping and business districts. Hotel U14’s interior design is creative, vibrant and inspirational — just like Finland’s capital city.

As part of the inventive and inclusive experience, the hotel has an app that creates caricatures of the faces of the hotel staff, and on request, of current guests of the property.

These sketch-like drawings are used innovatively throughout a guest’s stay, such as appearing on their room’s television screen, as well as on the hotel elevator screen. It’s even possible to have a small sticker of the image attached to their key card holder.