The holidays may still feel miles away, but the time to order supplies to ensure they arrive on time is quickly coming to an end. If you have yet to restock essential items or need to order specialty products for the holiday season, now is the time to do so. Feeling overwhelmed? Check to ensure that you’ve covered all your bases with this list of last-minute holiday supplies you may have forgotten to order.
While most guests and employees likely carry their own masks with them, it is still essential to have a full stock of disposable or reusable masks on-hand should someone’s mask break, get lost, or otherwise become unavailable to them. While having masks on hand is a safety necessity, a mask customized with your hotel’s name or branding can also be a great takeaway for guests and can keep your company relevant as they wear the mask even after checking out. If you are planning on ordering customized masks, early November is the last call to get them in time for the holiday rush.
The best way to celebrate the season and communicate your safety standards? Signage. From business cards to a-frame standing signs, signs are an awesome way to keep both guests and employees informed and engaged. If your hotel is more laid-back, including fun puns or a play-on-words can put a smile on guests’ faces. If your hotel is professional-toned, use signs to emphasize your branding and communicate in a simple, effective way. Signs give you the best of both worlds – celebration and communication.
The need to have a surplus of pens on hand may not be the first item you think of when it comes to holiday supplies, but it cannot be discounted. The importance of having enough pens on hand this holiday season is amplified by the increased safety standards of this year. At check-in, each new guest will need a new, sanitized pen. In hotel rooms, you’ll have to switch pens as guests check out and new ones check-in. To keep your hotel clean and sanitary as more guests travel through your doors during the holidays, make sure you have enough pens.
Restocking hand sanitizer can be easily overlooked. It’s not an “essential” PPE item, so it may not have been at the top of your list to reorder. However, keeping hand sanitizers in stock is one of the most effective ways to ensure your employees are cleaning their hands enough and can help guests feel at ease that your hotel holds sanitation to a high standard.
It’s important to remember – with these surges in traveling, leading scientists are predicting a surge in cases as well. To make sure you’re prepared and don’t get stuck with logistics delays and sold-out PPE items, order your restock today.
Front Desk Supply can help you personalize all your hotel supplies. From key cards to PPE, we are committed to helping you give the best guest experience possible and preparing you for the travel flow of the holiday season. Having fully stocked supplies in place, including PPE, is vital to ensure your hotel functions safely and efficiently from check-in to check-out.
Unsure about how to continue functioning successfully during these changing times? Download our Free Hotel Checklist. This list provides your hotel with information on how to keep your doors open safely and successfully.
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