Detail is a key factor that is often overlooked, may it be disregarded in a hurry or because it is not seen as of high importance. Detail pulls the room together and creates an overall tone of the room. A box of tissues, fresh towels and soaps are an easy addition to a guest room, but definitely make the guest feel welcome. The little things can elevate the guest experience and make your overnight visitors feel cherished and valued.
Flowers are an easy and simple way to brighten up the room in the only way that nature can do. Even the simplicity of a rug provides a feeling of overall warmth in the room, and also keeps their toes warm!
Invest that little bit extra in detail and it will create an experience for your guests like none other, both visually and with comfort. Here are some ideas for incorporating those extra touches that everyone can do whether the guests are family and friends or guests that booked and paid for your rooms:
Place a small tray on the nightstand with essentials like a bottle of water, tissues, and a notepad and pen.
Offering a tray with bottled water and light snacks may seem a little over the top when there is a full kitchen nearby, but some guests may not feel totally comfortable heading towards the kitchen.
Place a vase of fresh flowers in the guest room to brighten up the space and add a touch of beauty.
Scented Candles or Diffusers
Use scented candles or diffusers with a relaxing fragrance to create a soothing ambiance in the guest room.
Chargers and Tech Accessories
Keep a charger station with various charging cables and tech accessories in the guest room to cater to their electronic needs.
Kids and Pets
If your guests are bringing children or pets, consider adding amenities or toys specifically for them to ensure everyone feels welcome and accommodated.
For the guests who have booked your rooms or booked your whole property, here are some more ideas of special touches to really leave a lasting impression:
Personalized Welcome Note
Leave a handwritten welcome note with your guest's name on it. Express your excitement about their visit and include any specific details or activities you have planned for them.
Customized Snack Basket
Prepare a snack basket with their favourite treats and snacks. Include a mix of sweet and savoury options to cater to different preferences.
Introduce your guests to the flavours of your region by providing them with locally sourced goodies or delicacies.
Provide a selection of books, magazines, or travel guides that align with your guest's interests.
Bathrobe and Slippers
Offer a plush bathrobe and comfortable slippers to make them feel pampered and at ease.
Pay attention to any specific preferences your guest may have mentioned and incorporate them into their stay. For example, if they love a particular type of tea or have a favourite type of pillow, make sure it's available to them.
Provide a list of your favourite local restaurants, cafes, and attractions, along with any insider tips.
Adding these special touches demonstrates your thoughtfulness and consideration, making your guests feel valued and at home. It's the little details that can leave a lasting impression and create a memorable experience for your overnight visitors.
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