It's nice to ring the bell and have the butler come, but it's nicer to have the butler bring you what you want before you even know you want it.

This is the brave new world of all-inclusive luxury, where hotels and resorts try to anticipate your needs, whims and desires, rather than just provide the dry cleaning and spa treatments that have become de rigueur in the upper echelons of guest service.

"The emphasis on care and guest comfort is really key right now," says Vanessa Bortnick, director of restaurant public relations for Kimpton Hotels, a collection of boutique hotels that are paired with destination restaurants.

"Guests definitely see these high levels of service in other parts of the hospitality industry, and it's no longer enough to reach to their needs. We have to anticipate," she explains.

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