As the warm, summery
months approach you may find your inn or hotel getting more traffic than usual.
April to August are the busiest months of travel and if you find yourself in a
prime warm location, well it’s time to start decking out your outdoor areas.
Pools are obviously a prized amenity to have but even if your establishment
doesn’t carry a pool, the outdoor area is still important to keep up. Perhaps
you have a nice veranda or outside patio with comfortable furniture to lounge
in near a fountain. Whatever the case may be, having an area to soak up the
warm weather is important to maintain.
Having furniture that
screams summer is the best place to start. Patio umbrellas that extend to shade
at least two lounge chairs are great items to invest in. With a durable
material these can lasts for summer seasons. Ideally the color of the umbrella
should be neutral or match your hotel colors. Your hotel’s name on the umbrella
would be nice as well. Also keep in mind that even in the summer months there
could be violent winds and rain so purchasing furniture with durable wood that
is weather resistant means your furniture is more likely to last.
Be cognizant of your
space, overcrowding a small outdoor patio area with chairs and stands and
tables hardly gives your guest space to mingle and stroll along. If you are
working with a smaller space, two or three round tables with umbrellas along
with some chairs tugged around it will be better than multiple smaller tables
with additional umbrella stands. Having a modern fire pit or cabana can make all the difference in a small outdoor area, it will make your guests forget there isn't a pool! However if you
happen have a large pool area,
a good amount of lounge chairs framing the pool as well as additional tables
for others to stand invites for more people
to join the scene.
For your chairs and
tables, select material that will not be too hot
to the touch when the sun is
blazing. Although metal is a quick surface to clean, it isn’t the most
comfortable when sitting on after basking in the sun. Therefore, aim to get
surfaces that don’t fade and burn easily under the sun but are also stylish. There is a good amount of brands on the market that have ideal furniture fabric for the summer
Outdoor accessories are
not relegated to just the typical chairs and table tops, but also towels, mats
and summer items. Hotels4Humanity has an amazing collection of beach/pool
towels including the fibertone
towels from 1888 Mills. Beyond that we carry stripe
pool towels, solids that reflect beach-like
colors and much more!
Your inn may also
consider handing out cool towels awaiting lodgers coming back in from the hot
sun in the lobby or bowls of sunglasses outside for their convenience. Any
small detail such as this can leave a lasting impression on patrons. And any
chance to put your hotels logo on an item is an opportunity to spread word of
Have fun with
decorating your outdoor space this season! After all it is summer and guests
have come to relax and enjoy the pleasant climate. Make their stay comfortable
by providing comfortable feeling, and pretty looking patio furniture. And it
goes without saying but also be sure the maintenance of the pool is a main priority
and it is fully functioning.
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this week’s post at Hotels4Humaity.