Winter is only a month away, so now is the perfect time to update your hotel property to prepare for colder temperatures. After all, by winterizing your hotel, you not only protect it from the extreme change in temperature, you also keep guests coming all throughout the season.
Whether you’re the hotel owner or manager, here are a few simple enough things you can do:
Winterize Your Pool
Before you close your pool for the winter, make sure you clean it first. Don’t forget to add algaecide to ensure pool protection throughout the season. This keeps mosquito and bugs from breeding in your pool, as well as saves you cleanup time when you open it again in the spring. Also, don’t drain your pool completely as this can cause serious damage to the pool structure. On the other hand, make sure you drain all water from your pump, filter, and heater to prevent these parts from freezing and cracking.
Create Social Points
Since pools will be closed during winter (unless, that is, your establishment has an indoor heated pool), you need to create recreation and social spots where your guests can still play, socialize, and have fun. Perhaps, you can set up an indoor spa for all-day pampering or a winter lounge with comfy sofas and a log-burner. Whatever you come up with, make sure you promote the initiativeson your website and social media accounts to encourage guests to stay at your hotel during winter. Marketing your seasonal business during off-season is vital, after all.
Manicure the Lawn
Whether you have a lawn maintenance contractor or not, be sure to prepare your lawn for the colder temperature. For one, trim all the trees and ensure that leaves and other debris are removed from any drains to prevent clogging and flooding. Also, the last days of fall are a good time to aerate a stressed lawn to make the roots stronger for the winter. Lastly, if you choose to hire commercial lawn services in Cary, make sure your provider deals with snow and ice removal, too. This way, you guarantee a safe hotel exterior for your guests all throughout the season.
Often, many hotels and other hospitality businesses fall into a winter slumber. But with the tips above, you can make sure that your business does not go into hibernation. By ensuring that your facilities are clean, safe, and enticing to guests, you can keep your occupancy rates high, all year round.