Most thoughtful innkeepers have innkeeper hospitality items on hand for emergencies, for guest (and innkeepers) convenience or to sell in their gift shop. “If one guest asks for something, you know more will.” Quote from a very wise innkeeper, Terry Hammer of the Hermann Hill Inn, MO. A cheese board was placed in every guest room at Hermann Hill after one guest requested one. Now is that thoughtful, you bet.
Budget Travel always has fun and interesting articles. Here’s a good one with The B&B Team’s spin.
The spin…8 nifty little items innkeepers should consider having on hand because your guests don’t pack them.
Here is Budget Travels list.
#1 Power Strip. All your guest rooms have them, right? May be wise to stock a few extras. Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger is only $12.
#2 Bandanna. Don’t quite get the reason for this item. But you never know when one of your cowboy or biker guests may have left theirs at home!
#3 Duct Tape. I know innkeepers have this on hand for quick repairs. The colored and designer selections are fun. Go for it. (maybe you can get some with your logo?) Hey, why not.
#4 Travel Mug. I know some innkeepers that have logoed ones. Great idea and eco-friendly. dnj Specialties have a variety. You can even see how your logo will appear. Fun.
#5 Moist Towelettes. Great for guests going on day trips, picnics, boat excursions, you name it. The Shout Wipes for stain protection are also good.
#6 Silicone Travel Bottles. TSA-approved mini bottles. These are the best, they don’t leak and oh so easy to squeeze!
#7 Safety Pins. A no brainer. Gotta have these.
#8 Tote Bag. Great to logo also. Shown here is a Baggu resusable bag. Guests take it home and reuse it at the grocery store. Have logo, will travel. Baggu will screen print your logo.
Thoughtful Innkeeper hospitality items to have on hand. The list could be endless. Find your own signature item and promote it. Hope this has provided some thoughtful suggestions.
Thanks for Listening,