Preparing Your Hotel for Winter
With temperatures now dropping well below freezing in the UK, you may have noticed that your hotel business is not thriving quite as much as it was just a couple of months ago. It doesn’t have to be this way, though!
A bit of forward-thinking and some smart but simple changes can have guests flooding through your doors at even the coldest times of the year. There are plenty of creative and practical ways to prepare your hotel for winter - read on to discover just a few of our favourites.
Add some warming, hearty meals to your menu
With dark, cold nights upon us, your guests probably won’t need much convincing to stay in the warmth and comfort of their hotel rather than venturing out. You should try to capitalise on this by giving them everything they might need, all under one roof.
One thing you can do is update your menu to include warming, hearty dishes packed full of seasonal ingredients, such as curries, soups, and pies. Whether you prefer to serve exciting dishes or traditional classics, there are lots of delicious winter-friendly recipes out there that are sure to be a hit with your guests.
Check for any maintenance issues
It can be tough to stay on top of maintenance when your hotel is teeming with summer holidaymakers, so the quieter winter months are the ideal time to ensure that the building is still in good condition. You should thoroughly check every room and communal space for issues or opportunities for improvement, before then coming up with a maintenance plan.
It’s worth bearing in mind that your hotel guests are likely to spend a lot more time inside in winter, so it’s vital that your hotel lives up to the cosy, comfortable haven they’re looking for.
Introduce a seasonal colour scheme
Another creative way to prepare your hotel for the winter season is to introduce a new seasonal colour scheme. This doesn’t have to involve a huge redecoration project, nor does it have to be particularly Christmassy. Simply updating your flower arrangements, artwork, table linens, or bed linens will be enough to give your hotel that sought-after festive feel. Of course, if you do observe Christmas, a few decorations here and there wouldn’t go amiss!
If you’re in need of inspiration, we recommend incorporating reds, warm oranges, deep purples, and rich greens - these shades are particularly popular at this time of year.
Hire luxury bed linen
After braving the elements, there’s nothing more satisfying than coming back to a warm, cosy hotel room. Whether they’re curling up in bed for a movie night in or simply having a nap before heading back out, your guests will appreciate high-quality bed linens, thick duvets, and plush bedding.
Your bed linen should be soft and breathable, allowing each and every guest to remain comfortable no matter the temperature. Adding splashes of your new festive colour scheme can also add an extra layer of luxury and professionalism that they’re sure to notice.
If you’re in need of quality linens this winter, London Linen’s products and services. By choosing us, you can rest assured that your linens will be professionally laundered by specialists every time, keeping them soft and fresh for your guests to enjoy. To find out how we can help your hotel thrive all year round, contact us today.