High-end hotel to offer intellectual minibar

by Emily DUNBAR on January 27, 2011

Following the example of a few cruise lines, luxury hotel chain Morgans Hotel Group will introduce a program that exercises their guests’ brains. The group is owner of tony hotels that include New York’s Mondrian Soho, the Mondrian Los Angeles, Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane in London.

Morgans is to partner with The School of Life, a company running programs and services geared at increasing personal fulfillment. Their first venture together will be a ‘Minibar for the Mind’, a container touted as a feast of intellect, inspirations and ideas.

The box is to contain 250 conversation starters, a book of articles written by faculty at The School of Life, which includes ideas designed to inspire moods of relaxation or seduction. There’ll also be notebook and pencil set.

The mind box will cost $56, and those who turn it down will be treated to a Daily Aphorism featuring insights from great literary minds. Dinner guests at some of their hotels will also be offered a Conversation Menu featuring conversation prompts to help guests move beyond mundane chitchat and small talk.

Morgans’ hotels will also host School of Life faculty members, who will run workshops on reading, travel, romance and culture in an effort to stimulate the mind of guests.

Mind and body exercises have historically been a popular part of the cruise ship experience, with programs offering acting classes, history lectures, wine tastings, international relations and a slew of other cultural enrichment activities.

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