The hotel industry is competitive and always evolving. Hotel and motel businesses and chains that want to stay ahead of the curve and keep their business profitable must also be adaptable to the needs of their market.
One simple way to increase the quality—and cash flow—of your hotel or motel is to provide additional amenities that you don’t already offer. Depending on your locale, some amenities are standard and may be provided at no cost to the customer while others are a premium service. Some amenities are also cheaper to sustain than others.
In either case, hotel business loans help owners get started with setting up new amenities so that they can bring in more guests each month. See which amenities can be provided to guests and compare them to what you already provide.
1. Internet Access
With the rise in popularity of the internet, most hotels or motels provide free internet access or Wi-Fi to their guests. Depending on the size of your establishment, providing internet access to guests is a very low cost amenity. Higher internet speeds can be provided at a premium rate.
Almost every hotel or motel has a television in every room. This is one of the few basic “standard amenities” that is provided to guests across the country. Hotels can provide additional channels or movies for an additional cost.
3. Kitchen Facilities
Less common in hotels are basic cooking and food storage facilities. Providing your guests with a fridge, stove, an oven, cabinets, and basic cooking tools is a good way to provide a less common amenity to your guests.
Outfitting numerous rooms with kitchen appliances and equipment can cost more than other amenities. Motel business financing is available for companies of all sizes to enable you to offer more to your guests.
4. Personal Items
Basic personal items are often provided to guests at no charge. Soap, shampoo, towels, washcloths, and hairdryers are just a few personal items that are provided complimentarily to guests during their stay. These items help a guest to feel more at home and makes their stay, whether only for a single night or numerous days, much more enjoyable.
5. Dining Services
Depending on the hotel, different kinds of dining services and food options are available to guests. From free continental breakfasts to premium on-site restaurants to room service, there are a few ways that a hotel can go to provide a positive dining experience for guests.
6. Vending Machines
Typically, vending machines are found in hallways and near the main lobby of a hotel. Snacks and drinks are common vending options that are provided by many hotels.
7. Exercise Room
While not all hotels provide an exercise room, it is a great amenity that can be provided to guests at no extra cost to them. This is a great option for hotels that are in a market where longer stays are more common than single night visits.
8. Swimming Pools
Many hotels have a swimming pool and/or hot tub that guests can access during certain hours of the day. Like an exercise room, these are commonly provided at no charge to the customer. The installation of a swimming pool may be more expensive than some amenities, but it is a very popular request among families with children. Hotel business loans can help to offset the cost of swimming pool installation and maintenance.
Are you looking to increase the quality of service in your hotel or motel? Consider hotel business loans or motel business financing to fund new amenities that you can provide to guests. These loans and financing tools will enable you to accomplish more in less time.