Jewellery retriever to proposal concierge: 4 quirky hotel jobs you didn't know existed

Step aside regular hoteliers, here is a look at the some of the strangest jobs the hospitality sector has to offer

 Dr. Shades at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii, USA.
Dr. Shades at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii, USA.
Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea.
Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea.
Guacamologist at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, USA.
Guacamologist at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, USA.

The entire ethos of the hospitality industry centres on guest satisfaction. But some hotels are taking this commitment to a whole new level by employing hotel staff to overlook the tiniest of the details — from controlling interruptions from bird to helping guests make important life decisions, here’s a look at some of the quirkiest gigs in the hotel industry you probably never knew existed…

1. Jewellery retriever at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea

Wading into the murky salt waters of the Dead Sea could spell bad fortunes for dainty jewellery. But worry to not! The hotel employs an official jewellery retriever just in case your ring floats away. Hasan Jaarrat, who works at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, rescues guest jewellery from the saltiest waters on Earth for a living.

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2. Guacamologist at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, USA

The hotel’s trade-marked Guacamologist prepares fresh guacamole every day at 6 p.m. in the hotel lobby.  Complimentary selections from the hotel’s Tequila vault as well as a mini version of Dean's Signature Margaritas is provided to the guests along with the guacamole.

3. Proposal concierge – Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont, USA

For guests fretting about how to ask a partner’s hand in marriage, Stowe Mountain Lodge offers a complete proposal package where a concierge helps with the proposal planning and the coordination for the big day. The package also comes complete with a two-night stay at a studio, valet parking, couple’s massage to celebrate a successful proposal, dinner for two, seasonal activities and even room amenity surprise post proposal.

4. Dr. Shades at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii, USA

As part of its poolside pleasures and services, Four Seasons Resort Lanai has appointed Dr. Shades —the resort’s in-house doctor — to care for the guests’ emergency sunglasses care. Dr. Shades will clean, repair and guests’ sunglass injuries whether it’s a smudge or a scratch. As for Dr. Shades’ credibility, the hotel claims: “While Dr. Shades may not have a medical license per se, he has the expertise to keep those baby blues protected from the glistening Hawaiian sun.”

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