A crowded pool, an influx of outdoor dining requests, an increase in bookings — it can all only mean one thing… summer travel season. Guests who are inspired by the sun and the warmth strive to be outside enjoying the elements during their summer vacation.
As your hotel prepares outdoor activities, lounging areas, and dining opportunities, take inventory of what needs to be restocked. Order enough pool towels, outdoor lounge chairs, umbrellas, and tables so that every guest feels comfortable and excited to enjoy your hotel. Here are five ideas to prepare your hotel’s outdoor areas for summer.
Stock up on pool and beach towels
And then order more. If your hotel has a pool, then you may have observed that guests like to hoard towels. One for the chair, one to dry off, another just to have. You can never have enough towels. Wrap your guests in the softness of Connoisseur pool and beach towels. These 100% combed, ring-spun cotton towels come in striped patterns for a splash of color on the pool deck. Remember to hang signs that ask guests to throw them in the towel caddy when done.
Set up inviting umbrellas and tables
Make sure your hotel’s outdoor areas offer shade — sun–shy folks will appreciate the options. Guest Supply offers a selection of umbrellas and bases according to style, color, and durability. Better yet, add small side tables or larger dining tables so guests can set down their food, drinks, or personal items as they relax.
Add cozy firepits
Summer nights can be magical with the right ambiance. Add a few firepits to your hotel’s outdoor space to encourage guests to enjoy the night. If your hotel has the resources, consider hosting a weekly s’mores night to create a memorable hospitality experience. This may also encourage guests to order a glass of wine or hot chocolate from the outside bar as they enjoy the fire.
Upgrade your space with outdoor televisions
While being outside and enjoying the elements is good enough for most guests, some crave that extra bit of entertainment. Add a few outdoor televisions to cabanas, bars, and walls to keep everyone happy (there’s a novelty to watching tv outside). And don’t worry about maintenance — some weather-rated televisions come with an operating temperature range of 22°F to 122°F. Game on.
Provide options for comfortable seating
We’ve all encountered the guest who will line up at the gate of the pool waiting for it to open so they can snag a seat. Prepare your outdoor pool areas with plenty of options for seating so that guests are happy and comfortable. Let your guests soak in the sun on Cape Soleil’s stylish and comfortable line of outdoor seating. Options for cushioned or non-cushioned seats/lounge chairs are available.
Guest Supply offers an amazing selection of pool and outdoor furniture to transform your outdoor area into a relaxing oasis. Browse stylish furniture and accessories, designed with durability, design, and functionality in mind.