Christmas and Boxing Day are around the corner and it’s time for hoteliers in UK to take advantage of this festive season. There will be an influx of guests and this is the only chance to brand your hotel as the new holiday hotel for tourists.
The Countdown Begins!
With less than 50 days, hotels should now chalk out some fresh ideas to entice guests. Note that during the holiday season, your guests will emphasize more on good service than price. The guests come with a lot of expectations so it’s ideal on your part to show them the value for their money. Hotels will receive a lot of bookings in the initial weeks of December so be prepared.
Scrutinize all the elements of your hotel – from the style to the decoration, from amenities to the menu. It is good to start the decorations early as it will save your staff a lot of time during Christmas.
Take a look at how these hoteliers in UK attracted guests to their hotel during the festive season and take cues from them:
The hotel offered an exotic Christmas breakfast followed by lunch and then by carol singing and charades. The hotel had hosted a black tie casino night to celebrate Boxing Day.
St Moritz Hotel, Cornwall
The hotel offered a five-course Christmas lunch followed by carol singing and conducted cake-icing sessions for children. On Boxing Day,the hotel planned rock-pool safari and conducted surf lessons for kids while the adults indulged in outdoor activities and spa treatments.
The hotel celebrated Christmas with carols and midnight mass. The celebrations were carried forward by horse riding, clay pigeon shooting to celebrate Boxing Day.
The Grove, Hertfordshire
The hotel celebrated Christmas by conducting fun activities like circus skills workshops, bike rides and scavenger hunts.
The Bell at Skenfrith, Monmouthshire
The hotel arranged for a candle-light Christmas dinner near the hotel's beautiful riverfront scenery.
The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall
The hotel planned a four-night Christmas party for adults which included music, champagne breakfasts and movies.
The Devonshire Arms, Yorkshire
The hotel celebrated Christmas with a midnight mass which was followed by games and fun outdoor activities.
Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
The hotel rolled out an attractive strategy by planning fun activities around singles that are looking forward to socializing and adventures. The hotel arranged for guided walks, dance, carols and fun activities in the evening.
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