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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bed & Breakfast More Luxurious

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Charming and luxurious are two words most commonly associated with Bed & Breakfasts. Guests from all over the world book their stays with those two words in mind. It’s also one of the reasons some prefer staying at an Inn rather than booking a standard hotel. To help step up your luxe game, keep reading for 5 simple tips you may not have thought about.

1. Design is Consistent with Your Branding

What makes your Bed & Breakfast what it is? Is your property known for its beautiful garden or extensive antique collection? Whatever makes your place special is the foundation for building your brand and the foundation for décor.

Take the time to really hone in on your Inn’s niche. Try to incorporate your logo and branding colors into each of the rooms. This is a subtle reminder for your guests that even the small details have been addressed. Having a common “theme” throughout the Inn makes it not only feel really put together, it also comes off as feeling luxurious.

2. Make the Bed Fit for a King

Nothing is better after a long day of travel than jumping into a bed that looks like a cloud. Spend time and money creating the best bed for your guests’ rest so they want to come back every time. Try this combination for bedding: a down comforter and a cotton duvet. For an extra–plush cloud look, stuff 2 inserts (or a duvet one size larger) into your duvet cover. Fold your duvet cover 1/4 over to give the appearance of a higher bed. Add layers like a quilt or an extra blanket at the foot of the bed. Don’t forget to heavily stack the pillows!

3. Have a Signature Scent

Fragrance has become increasingly popular with the hospitality industry. They unlock a new relationship with your guests that goes beyond just appearance. Certain scents can bring them back to their childhood or other memories they hold dear.

Create a signature scent for your Inn that will have your guests trying to recreate it in their own homes. To do this, you can work with a local candle maker or you can diffuse your own blend of essential oils. Try out several scents in your Inn before deciding. A good scent will enhance the walls around you and not come off as overbearing.

4. Keep Your Guests in Mind When Decorating

Don’t forget the essentials that your guests will need and be aware that sometimes less is really more. Try not to overcrowd certain areas where there will be high foot traffic or places where guests’ items will need to go. If an area is too crowded, a guest could potentially trip and an insurance claim may need to be filed.

There is a fine line between adding too much furniture and not having enough. Add pieces of furniture that go beyond just décor and make sure they have functionality. If there are fireplaces in the bedrooms, add a nice sitting chair so your guests can warm up by the fire. Don’t forget hooks for coats and jackets, hangars for clothing, and a place to set suitcases.

5. Think 5-Star Treatment

Creating the luxe vibe in your Bed & Breakfast isn’t just about nice furniture or swapping out linens. It’s about that vacation-relaxed mode supported by cleanliness and paying attention to your guests’ needs.

Here are some extra ideas that will help enhance that feeling of luxury:

  • Provide branded bathrobes and slippers for your guests.
  • Leave branded merchandise, such as hand sanitizer, a coffee mug, a notebook, and a pen in the bedrooms.
  • Stock each bathroom with toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, lotion, and contact solution.
  • Provide fresh baked cookies or desserts at night free of charge.

 

Invest in Luxury and Your Business

If you are wanting to have the approval of distinction visit selectregistry.com to pass a rigorous inspection and claim your upscale amenities. Select Registry will make guests aware they are staying at an exceptional Inn. Don’t forget to protect your Inn with comprehensive coverage. To learn more, contact CBIZ Innkeepers Insurance today.

Disclaimer: This blog may contain scenarios that are provided as examples only. In an actual claim situation, coverage is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy issued. The information provided is general in nature and may be affected by changes in law or the interpretation of such laws. The reader is advised to contact a professional prior to taking any action based upon this information.

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