November 8, 2018
Whether your hotel is in a snowy climate like Colorado or a warm climate like Florida, now is the time to review your maintenance to-do list—especially with winter holidays coming up. Review these areas of maintenance, then add them to your list through RMS’s easy-to-use features.
Winter evokes feelings of warmth and comfort, and guests will notice if your hotel inspires both. Create an inviting, cozy environment from the moment they enter the lobby with carefully curated touches that welcome them to the season. Not all of these ideas will translate to every climate (i.e. Most Chicago-area guests won’t be dining al fresco in winter!) but they offer a good starting point.
Start planning any special, winter-themed events now so you’re not scrambling at the last minute. If your hotel includes a restaurant onsite, begin planning a limited-time winter menu using locally sourced ingredients, and have your chef design an elaborate holiday menu priced at a discount for guests. In snowy areas, create a winter wonderland for kids with a snowman-making contest for young guests and families. In milder climates, bring in a snow-making machine to create hills for kids to sled down.
Whether your hotel is in a ski haven like Lake Tahoe or a warm-weather magnet like Miami Beach, there are plenty of opportunities for winter-inspired promotions. Plan early so you can set pricing, secure suppliers, place orders, staff up as needed, and market promotions effectively.
Remember, your RMS property management system can be your biggest asset for winter preparations. From easy-to-use maintenance modules to guest marketing tools, booking management and more, RMS can help your winter season be more productive than ever.