With the holiday travel season fast approaching, it’s important to prepare your hotel and staff for this extremely busy time. The latest reports say 56% of holiday travelers plan to book a hotel stay at some point this upcoming holiday season—up from 35% in 2022. To ensure your hotel is ready, here are some items you should have on your holiday hotel supply checklist before the holidays kick into high gear.
Magnetic & RFID Key Cards
During this season especially, it’s important to have enough key cards for every guest—not just every room. Without enough cards for each guest, arrangements can become difficult, especially between parties trying to coordinate their comings and goings. Whether you have a magnetic or RFID system, your guests will benefit from custom key cards to enhance their stay. If your hotel increases staffing with seasonal employees, don’t forget to add additional staff key cards to your checklist. We keep pretty much every type of technology available should you run low.
Stationery: Pens, Notepads & Paper Products
The holiday hustle and bustle means your hotel staff will need to coordinate many moving pieces. Ensure the front desk has all the administration tools they need, including pens, notepads, and other paper products like business cards, notebooks, and calendars. Don’t forget custom envelopes, letterhead, postcards, rack cards, comment and compliment cards, and more to keep your hotel running smoothly.
Door & In-Room Signs
Help your housekeeping staff manage suites safely and efficiently with appropriate door and in-room signs. For the door, stock “Do Not Disturb,” “Housekeeping Requested,” and “Pet in Room” signs. Hotel policy signs should be updated before the holiday season, along with additional in-suite signage, including “No Smoking or Vaping,” and eco-friendly/water conservation signs.
Drink Accessories, Wine Glasses, Mugs & Cups
Hotel guests can celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year with cups, mugs and wine glasses with your hotel’s custom design. From coffee and latte mugs to custom tumblers and champagne flutes, choose from a wide range of customizable designs. Further elevate your guests’ experience with custom coasters, beer and wine openers, and custom drink vouchers.
Custom Luggage, Parking and Valet Tags
Increased visitors mean more luggage. Custom luggage tags, parking, and valet tags help keep wait times down and allow guests to reach their destinations quickly and efficiently while making it faster and easier for hotel staff to assist your guests.
Check Off Your Hotel Holiday Supply List with Front Desk Supply
Front Desk Supply has been helping hundreds of boutique and independent hotels with their holiday hotel supply lists for the past 50 years. Talk to one of our dedicated account managers today about setting up monthly orders for the items your guests need during the holidays. Check out our current deal on hotel supplies to satisfy everyone on your list. Contact us today!