Holiday Hospitality Guest Room Essentials

Holiday hospitality guest room essentials in mi casa es su casa fashion fit perfectly into the ’tis the holiday company’s coming season.  Creating a comfortable home away from home guest room for visiting family or friends begins with holiday hospitality guest room essentials.

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Our Canadian snowbird arrived home last week, officially kicking off the There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays party.  That suitcase is the ultimate holiday decoration.

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends and family, Mr. Emerson.

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The goal at Places In The Home is for our guests to need or want for nothing.  My darling Daddy welcomed guests with a heartfelt declaration “if we don’t have it, we will get it.”  Welcoming words for sure, and that is the objective.

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When Dave the Builder and I are overnight guests at the homes of friends and family, we consider the creature comforts furnished to be not only thoughtful, but guest room life savers.  Let’s take a look at my list of guest room essentials.

Guest Room Essentials

Topping the list of guest room essentials is space!!! Dresser and bedside tabletops and drawers cleared and ready for guests to clutter set out and fill is always appreciated.  To reduce the risk of scratching the top of a dresser or bedside table(s), simply place a plush bath towel or blanket on top of the furniture piece.

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Closet space complete with extra clothes hangers and a bottle of wrinkle releaser – thank you!

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Rack ’em up

I like to put out one or two luggage racks for our guests to utilize. Navigating the guest bedroom should not resemble an obstacle course.

Looking good, Billy Ray!  Feeling good, Louis!

The snowbird loves our long standing holiday tradition of watching the movie Trading Places on Thanksgiving night (Black Friday Eve).  I love the above line from the movie, and seize every opportunity to inject it into a conversation.  His and Her looking good-feeling good baskets are a big hit with overnight guests.

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Wrap these welcome kits up and tie them with a holiday bow for festive gifting fun.

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Gift Your Guests with the Gift of Comfort and Hospitality

Festive faux or fresh flowers, a beside water carafe, extra linens,his and her slippers, charging station for devices, reading glasses, Kleenex, extra toilet paper, room and linen spray, a mini flashlight (to avoid things that go bump in the night like toes and kneecaps), extra blanket, a scented candle, note pad and pen and trinket tray on the bedside table and dresser top my holiday hospitality guest room essentials list.

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H2O-Cone-Night-Bottle-Set-aedd8bae-47f6-4086-8bbe-d65713c526e4_600The idea is to gift your guests with the gift of comfort and hospitality.

cinnamon-candleWhen I sourced this candle I could not help but think of the Benjamin Franklin quote my aunt from Florida modified, adopted and shares with us as she leaves.  Guests, family, and fish begin to smell after three days. Thank goodness for holiday humor and scented candles.

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Staying connected to the world wide web while connecting with friends and family is the business and leisure routine of daily life.  Holiday sales, where to go, what to do, checking emails and social media, tracking Santa’s route- when you need to know you need the password.  Frame a WiFi password printable for beside table display so guests can connect to your WiFi network.

Downtime is the Right Time

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Noisli

Travel, especially holiday travel, can be a stressful event.  Enter Noisli. The Noisli app is a little peace on earth and goodwill toward traveling men and women.  Peaceful background noises promote a serene environment conducive to a relaxing sleep.

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A Good Read

Place a few best sellers, shelter magazines and the Good Book around the guest room for guests to enjoy.  A good read before bedtime can unwind even the tightest of clocks, and is proven reading often promotes a better night’s sleep.

Emily Henderson

Guest Room Service

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A tray of hot cocoa and holiday cookies served in guest room service fashion is a holiday hospitality treat.  Little details pamper and please, and this bedtime treat always goes over big with guests.  Add a zing of seasonal deliciousness to hot cocoa with a dollop of flavored whipped topping, peppermint or cinnamon sticks, a splash of Kahlúa or a generous shot of Southern Comfort.  That’s my kind of nightcap!

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A bedtime sip and snack is a token gesture of comfort, or as we say in Louisiana, a little lagniappe.

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It’s the little touches that make them feel right at home sweet home for the holiday.

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