I’m a luxury hotel junkie. If I had my druthers I would live in one permanently. Some people find it impersonal – I think it’s heaven.Â The friendly faces, the room service, the myriad little extras designed to be Â not-so-surreptitiously slipped into an outward bound valise. Once upon a time a good hotel wasÂ heraldedÂ by two essentials: intuitive staff and bespoke toiletries. (To this day if I close my eyes I can instantly recallÂ Claridge’s in London,Â theÂ bars of Floris soapÂ sensuously wrapped in a wax-coated paper. TokyoÂ will forever be associated with the Park Hyatt in my mind -Â and miniature bottles of a then-unknownÂ Molton Brown, as exotic as the ingredients inside.) It holds true today, for the most part. Yet at the same time more and more hotels are falling over themselves to lure back guests with in-room trinkets and takeaways. Some of them are practical,Â likeÂ the personalized business cards on my desk at the Washington, DC Fairmont. Some are fanciful, like the monogrammed robe that was waiting for me at The Plaza.Â What’s impressive, ultimately, is the thought that goes into each – elevating a run-of-the-mill hotel stay into something memorable. My pick for this month’s best of the best comes courtesy of the DC Fairmont.Â An elegant andÂ portable solution for gentleman: credit card collar stays.