At the Corinthia Hotel in London, they have relaxation down to a science.
We mean that literally. According to the Huffington Post, the hotel joined forces with neuroscientist Dr. Tara Swart to create a program to help busy travelers reduce stress using many of the aspects of traditional relaxation therapy such as yoga and meditation.
“Overall the aim of the experience is broadly the same for each guest – to relax, recalibrate and recharge their brain so they can leave the hotel in peak cognitive condition,” Swart told the Huffington Post last year.
Their efforts go beyond just massage and yoga. Guests can opt for coaching sessions with Swart that includes a physical analysis to gauge their stress levels.
Your establishment may not have the budget to put a world renown neuroscientist on retainer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help your guests relax. From offering luxury hotel bathrobes to picking the right furniture, here are some things you can do to let your customers unwind.
We’ve made this point before and we’ll no doubt make it again: The key thing your guests want is a good night’s rest. So create an environment that can give them that rest, with quality bedding, a thick duvet or comforter and lots of fluffy pillows.
2. The joys of yoga
You might not have the time or budget to offer your guests complementary yoga classes, but you can still cater to your guests who enjoy doing yoga on their own. Some establishments have set up special rooms outfitted with yoga mats and screenings of yoga classes.
One of the more stressful things about traveling is worrying that you’ve forgotten something, and nearly everyone leaves at least one thing behind. Make sure you’ve stocked your rooms with the travel-sized versions of essential items like toothpaste and shampoo.
4. Renewal stations
Some establishments provide a “renewal station” stocked with things like complementary fresh fruit and water and offer an upgraded “renewal kit” that includes things like eye pads and green tea.
5. Make things easy to find
You can take some of the stress out of traveling by giving guests some guidance about places to go while they’re in town: local tourist attractions, historical points of interest, the best local cuisine, etc. Offer them maps, brochures and guidebooks to help them find their way around your city.
6. Aromatherapy diffusers
Scents can trigger pleasant memories and relaxing moods, and while you want your rooms to smell clean, the scent of freshly-washed linens isn’t necessarily relaxing.
Consider offering an aromatherapy diffuser in your rooms, with soothing scents such as lavender, jasmine or lemon.
7. Relaxing in a luxury hotel bathrobe
Luxury hotel bathrobes are practically a must for any establishment, giving guests a chance to feel safe and snug as soon as they get out of bed. Pair them with a pair of slippers, and you’ve given your guests the ultimate in in-room comfort.
Are you looking for ways to help your guests feel more relaxed? Turn to InnStyle. From luxury hotel bathrobes to comfortable bedding to in-room amenities, we have the tools to make your guests feel like they’re at home. Contact us today to learn more.