One of the most wonderful experiences travelers enjoy is the opportunity to stay at a luxury hotel every now and then. Here, they get to stay in a beautiful room with a warm and tranquil atmosphere that is to relax a weary guest. Not only that, they get a heart-warming welcome from an establishment that is committed to making all guests feel right at home.
At a luxury hotel, eating, bathing, and other activities provide a taste of the finer things in life. Mealtimes can be gastronomically outstanding; guests get to sample a wide range of house specialties that include seasonal delicacies served up in a multi-course meal. Likewise, the brand of hospitality the hotel upholds ensures that guests feel at ease, much as if they’re in their own home, except they are lavished with all the hospitality the place can offer.
If you’ll be staying at a hotel for your holiday, you can count on a wonderful time because that’s what luxury accommodations are dedicated to delivering. However, if you still wish to get more out your stay, you need to plan for that.
To help you with this important effort, here are five proven effective ways to get the most out of a hotel stay.
1. Choose a Hotel In a Prime Location
The location of your accommodation will play an important role in determining the kinds and number of experiences you can pack into your travel.
For example, Jebel Ali Resort and Hotel is in a prime location. It’s close to a variety of other commercial establishments and it provides easy access to public transport systems. A hotel like it that’s in a great location will bring great convenience as you try out different activities during your stay.
2. Check Out All The Amenities
There are hotels with such an impressive set of luxurious amenities that guests end up choosing to spend most of their time at the hotel. If you’re looking for a relaxing stay so you can recharge, look into all the amenities a hotel offers to see which can provide the R&R you desire.
If you’re also looking to experience something unique, inspecting the amenities a hotel offers is a must. The amenities menu will definitely highlight what sets the hotel apart from the other accommodations you may be considering.
3. Get Friendly With Your Concierge
Your concierge is the “gateway” to various experiences you can enjoy during your stay. If you’re visiting the area for the first time and you’re unfamiliar with all the wonderful things it has in store, the concierge can educate you on all those.
Meeting with the concierge is a smart way for you to ensure a high-quality stay at the hotel. In doing this, you provide the hotel with the opportunity to grasp your needs. This will then allow the staff to address your needs with accuracy.
In some hotels, the concierge makes sure to incorporate creativity in the service package they provide their guests. For example, when the concierge learns that the guests are celebrating their wedding anniversary, he gathers the staff to provide a nice bouquet of blooms, a card, and an assortment of romantic treats.
The hotel concierge is also known to customize services for certain guests. Hotel guests with physical difficulties can express their requests and suggestions. The concierge makes the necessary adjustments to ensure these guests’ comfort.
This level of hospitality can be yours simply by being friendly with your hotel’s concierge. For this vital figure in hotel operations, there are always better ways to serve guests, however small a gesture may be.
4. Look For Deals That Include Activities That You Like
All your accommodation options offer deals that will allow guests to get more out of their stay. Therefore, do take the time to do research and determine which best meets your personal requirements.
Another great advantage you can derive from these deals is that they will allow you to experience the activities that you want at a more affordable price. For example, JA Resorts & Hotels has exclusive offers for groups that you can explore online. These offers range from family-friendly deals, to couples’ getaway packages, to longer yet inexpensive escapes.
So, before choosing a hotel to stay in, take the time to check out the promos and deals page of the hotels you’re considering.
5. Create a Schedule And Inform The Staff Attending To You About It
If there are several fun activities you want to pack into your stay, you will be more likely to experience them all if you create a schedule. You’ll be able to manage your time wisely, especially if you’ll only be staying for a short while.
To make sure that you’ll truly be able to stick to the schedule that you’ve created, you can inform the staff attending to you about it. Sharing the responsibility of upholding your schedule with a group of people committed to seeing to your satisfaction you during your stay will protect all the plans you have for your stay.
So if the activities in your personally created itinerary include everything from fishing to camel rides to massages at a spa, or even a day tour around Dubai, be sure to inform the hotel about them.
Ensuring the most satisfying experience from your hotel stay is all about careful planning. Use the strategies rounded up here to help you with preparing for the best vacation ever.
AUTHOR BIO: Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts and Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain.