The rooms at this luxurious postnatal hotel can be as high as $3000 per night. Photo by Unsplash
Although they say that it takes a village for a child to be raised, a 5-star luxury hotel can be arranged.
New York’s newest hotel is being recognized as the first “postnatal retreat” in the country. It offers rooms starting at $3100 per night.
Birth can be a chaotic, intense and unpredictable experience. Some women will be eager to make their own post-natal journey by booking a luxury hotel.
The Boram Postnatal Retreat can be found on the 9th floor of the 5-star Langham Hotel in Manhatten. It is described as “a postnatal retreat that moms and babies will enjoy”
Mothers and their babies can have a life of luxury while they’re away. This includes gourmet meals, breast pump cleaning services, homemade lactation cookies, and massage therapy.
All this luxury does not come cheap, as you can see.
The cost of a night in a hotel is US$1,450 to US$1,950 (NZ$2300 – $3100). Guest can stay for three, five, or seven consecutive nights.
A new mother might have to pay up to $21,700 per week for a one-week stay.
Boram Nam was the founder of the concept. She said that it originated in Korea, where postnatal hotel are very common. Nam shared the joy she felt seeing her friends’ children benefit from the care and support immediately after birth.
Boram however is a first-of-its-kind in the US.
New York City’s values of individualism and independence can be exciting as a city. However, for new parents, it can feel lonely.
Nam said that Boram should be “the village” it takes to have a baby for people who do not own one.
The rooms are equipped with large marble bathtubs, a Swedish Duxiana mattress (which costs $12,000), custom-designed room service menus for post-birth nutrition and hospital-grade bassinets.
The retreat website states that “our baby room is open round the clock, allowing for you to relax while your baby is cared for by our care team.”
Staying mothers are supported mentally, physically and nutritionally by experts in what Boram calls the “fourth trimester”.
It’s more than just relaxing and kicking back. Through workshops, mothers are trained in caring for newborns and how to breastfeed safely.