With all the changes the hospitality industry has recently experienced, this is a great opportunity to spruce up your property. It may include updating your amenities, changing the bedding, adjusting the food menu, painting, or adding in new furniture. As travel begins to resume, you will start seeing an increase in the number of guests. You may want to advertise a “mini-reopening.” This blog will offer you some ideas on adding amenities, top of the bed linens, and towels.
We know many guests will be looking at the health protocols when deciding whether to stay at a property or not. A great and simple option can be adding hand sanitizer to your amenities like shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, and body wash in mini flip-cap bottles or large dispensers. Hand sanitizer can also be made available in the main lobby, bathrooms, and common areas. Guests will appreciate having it easily accessible, and it shows that your property is looking out for their overall health. InnStyle has added hand sanitizer to their product line, and it should be available in July. It comes in different sizes including a personal size bottle, medium pump bottle, large pump bottle, and as a dispenser system.
Another change you may be looking at is replacing the top of the bed with a linen that is more washable and easier to care for. Top sheets are known to wash well. They are not as heavy and thick as bedding like blankets and comforters, so they tend to dry quicker. From a cost efficiency perspective, top sheets are ideal. They are generally more economical compared to other top of the bed linens. As a result, they are easier to replace if they get torn or ripped, and the laundering expense will be reduced. Another good option is the duvet cover. With a duvet, you only have to wash the actual cover and not the insert. The cover is much lighter than the insert, so it will be much easier to wash and dry. Some of our popular top sheets and duvet covers include:
Cumulus Top Cover: Developed with a blend of cotton and polyester. It has a unique wash-activated pattern that is wrinkle free, soft, and washes well. Its reduced weight decreases the time required to dry which helps save money.
Cumulus Stormcloud: Created with a mix of cotton and polyester. It is wrinkle free and also holds up well in the wash. It lightweight which helps it dry quicker and be more convenient for the housekeeping staff. The integrated bed end eliminates the need to purchase an additional bed scarf to compliment the design and less linens will need to be washed.
Magnificence Duvet: A 310 thread count tone on tone stripe duvet cover made with 60% pima cotton and 40% polyester. It is extremely soft, durable, and wrinkle resistant. The duvet covers are available with a 40″ opening with a 15″ internal envelope, corded edges, and hand pulls to allow for easy access to the insert. Bed skirts have split corners, and shams are also available.
Finally, you might consider changing up your towel supply by making them more sanitary. Antimicrobial towels are a great option. They help keep the fabric fresh for longer periods of time. Antimicrobial towels also inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. A popular antimicrobial towel offered by InnStyle is the WPH Antimicrobial Towel.
As these past few months have caused many to experience quick levels of change and adjustments to how they manage their properties, the slow transition back to the new normal of the hospitality industry has allowed some properties to look at it like a fresh start. If you have any other questions about other ways you can make changes to your property, please contact one of our account managers. They would be happy to answer any questions and make recommendations. We can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667. Our website is https://www.innstyle.com/.