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5 ways to update a hotel room in 60 minutes


 

 

There’s nothing worse than realising your hotel rooms are a little worse for wear, and not having the time to do anything about it before new travellers arrive. However, while you might not be able to paint the entire room and order new furniture, there are a few things you can do to instantly breathe new life into your accommodation and hopefully be on track to pick up better reviews from your customers. 

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Bring the outside in

Flowers, whether real or fake, can instantly brighten up a room and inject a little bit of colour into a bland palette. What’s more, if you don’t have time to dash to the florists, why not head outside and grab an armful of greenery instead? It won’t just improve the look and feel of the room either as studies have shown that indoor flowers and plants can improve the air quality, and also help us to feel calmer and happier. 

Get fixing 

Broken or cracked furniture and accessories can instantly make a room look much worse than it actually is. It suggests a lack of care or that the space is antiquated and in need of a major transformation. For this reason, do a quick scan after every guest has left to see if anything needs fixing. Some items may be unfixable and, if this is the case, it’s best to simply get rid of them. If they add no value in their current state and will catch the eye of your guests, they're not suitable for the room.

Nonetheless, there may be items that are repairable and only need a little TLC to be restored to their former glory. This is where your toolbox staple, super glue, is your best option. As a quick but sturdy fix, super glue can be a temporary means of holding something together until you have the time and resources to do a better job, or it may very well be the permanent solution to a problem. As a versatile substance, super glue can be used for all sorts of predicaments - from cracked plastic bins to an ornament or even a broken shower tray!

Switch the furniture around

If your hotel rooms have been the same for a while now, it’s easy to become 'room blind', but why not get the opinion from a newer member of staff to see whether you could move items around and shake things up a little? Not only could it be a better use of space, but it’s sure to give any sized room a different look in an instant.

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Invest in some diffusers 

No matter how clean your room is, if there’s a musty smell, it just won’t feel as good as it could. In fact, a lot can be said for a nice smelling room and while lighting a candle might not be the safest option, a sweet-smelling diffuser can make all the difference. What’s more, scented hangers and drawer bags can further enhance your hotel room and give tired furniture a little boost, if you can’t replace it in time. 

Get creative with soft furnishings

Perhaps the carpet could do with being replaced? Or maybe the wallpaper or paint is beginning to lose its shine? Either way, while you might not have time to replace it in 60 minutes, you can get creative with soft furnishings. Consider using rugs dotted around the room, and you could even pin-up large pieces of wall art to hide anything that's past its best. 

Of course, these tips are great for refreshing your hotel room - quickly and on budget. But if you really want to provide the best service and experience to your guests, you might want to consider a full update in the near future. 

No one can deny the importance of hotels when it comes to traveling. Many clients, both locals and tourists, appreciate the convenience a hotel offers during their trips. But many also love booking into hotels due to the ambiance. Hence, many hotel owners improve the rooms’ look from time to time.

One way they do this is by adding new furniture, especially the ones dedicated to showing hotel guests hospitality. However, they can be costly. So, for example, if you’re running a hotel business in Australia, you must carefully consider the price and design of hospitality furniture Melbourne has to offer before buying it. But, if committing to big furniture isn’t feasible for you now, maybe investing in soft furniture can help you.

Perhaps the carpet could do with being replaced? Or maybe the wallpaper or paint is beginning to lose its shine? Either way, while you might not have time to replace it in 60 minutes, you can get creative with soft furnishings. Consider using rugs dotted around the room, and you could even pin-up large pieces of wall art to hide anything that's past its best.

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Published: 1 March 2022

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