A number of hotels around the world are catering for single women travellers by becoming exclusive to women or offering women-only floors or annexes. Here are some that I know about... and some that are women-only for different reasons.
||Women-only hotel in West Berlin, on the top floors of an rennovated building. It has 12 rooms, a conference room and an idyllic sun deck.
||Bambú is an exclusively lesbian self-catering resort in the Axarquia, set in a secluded hillside location with panoramic views, a stunning pool and extensive terraces.
||Stylish small & friendly all year round, B&B for women.
||Since Feb 2010, Dukes have offered 'Duchess Rooms' a "discreet service tailored to female business and leisure guests". Women travelling alone can expect a female room attendant to escort them to their rooms and handle all room service and housekeeping requirements; feminine styling accessories, slippers, etc; and a quiet corner table if dining alone.
||The Fleming introduced a women-only floor, branded: 'Her Space' in 2007. The rooms have fresh flowers, aroma oils, super-soft and furry cushions, silk draperies, extra pillows, a jewellery box, leg massage machine, facial steamer and yoga mat.
|Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel
||The Emirates Tower has a dedicated floor (10 rooms & 1 suite) for women travellers, with special features including bath products and cosmetics by Chopard with a fridge for keeping them in. The floor (40th) is serviced only by female staff including those from departments such as engineering, security and room service.
|Royal Hotel, The
||Durban, South Africa
||Launched a women-only floor in April 05. The floor is services by female staff and the 10 rooms + 1 suite have extra 'female-friendly' facilities.
|Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Bloomington
||The hotel has a 'Ladies Floor' for women only.
|Crown Princess Hotel
||5-star hotel with a dedicated ladies floor (18th).
||Stylish 28-room hotel created by a group of business women for business women in a rennovated 19th century building in the centre of Zurich.
- Maiden-Voyage.com is a community site for women who travel on business, providing a secure social network through which members can meet other women travellers whilst away on business, and exchange tips & advice. It has its own list of certified female friendly hotels.
- The Wyndham Worldwide hotel chain doesn't have dedicated rooms or floors, but they do have a programme designed to improve the experience at their hotels for women business & leisure travellers, and with it a community website, Women on their Way.