Making Your Guests Comfortable
Even hotels spend a lot of time researching how to help their guests sleep, recuperate, and generally enjoy their stay. Take a few tips from the hospitality industry and make this year’s hosting duties easy on both your guests and yourself:
1. Prep The Bed
Guest rooms are often where old mattresses go to die. Before your guests arrive, take the opportunity to spend a night or two in your own guest room. This can be an eye-opening experience. Is the mattress old, uncomfortable, or worn out? What about the pillows? How about temperature–are there enough blankets on the bed? Are the sheets comfortable?
2. Prep The Room
Most people sleep best in a dark, cool room. Make sure that any window coverings are adequate. As well, a lamp and bedside table, even if they have to be improvised from elsewhere in the house, are usually very appreciated.
3. Think About Extras
Take a tip from luxury hotels and include a little basket of amenities. Your guests will appreciate not having to ask you for a bit of hand cream, a needle and thread, or a bandage. Make sure the bathroom your guest will be using is thoroughly stocked with soap, towels, shampoo, toilet paper, and tissues. Make an extra blanket or two available in case your guests are cold.
In the rush to make your guests comfortable, don’t forget to look after your own sleep, as well. Now that your guest room is a haven, what about your own bedroom? If your guests–and you–are sleeping well this holiday season, odds are that everything else will be easier. Don’t let something so simple wreck your festivities. Remember: eat, sleep, and be merry.
Lark Or Owl – www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com
How To Sleep Better – www.helpguide.org