Mommy Katie: #Giveaway #ad #HamptonHoliday Making The Holidays More Hospitable For Your Guests With Hampton Hotels

Friday, December 13, 2013

#Giveaway #ad #HamptonHoliday Making The Holidays More Hospitable For Your Guests With Hampton Hotels

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
With the holiday planning in full gear, it is time to figure out what you will be doing in order to play the hospitable host with your guests. There is a lot involved in planning for guests to come over the holidays, mind you, that there is a whole list of planning to be done to ensure your holidays go smoothly even before adding the guests to the list. I think that one thing that can really be stressful on a lot of people over the holidays is the sleeping arrangements. I mean, with us, we have my sister and brother in law, our 3 kids, and my mom and dad, so ensuring everyone is comfortable can be quite a task. My parents might have the rooms and space, but our old rooms are no longer bedrooms, they are being used for other purposes like library space, storage and more. And in order to accommodate the entire family, my parents would have to rearrange their entire home. Aside from the sleeping arrangements, I like to keep in mind the travel that everyone has done in order to get to the place where we will be celebrating the holidays, and no matter how much time we all try to cut out of the travel, there is a lot of time spent driving. So with that, we like to ensure that once everyone has made it to the destination, that they can relax and kick back after a day of travel. I also like for everyone to feel comfortable, feel at home and feel welcome, and if we all get to my parents house and we are all cranky, hungry and tired, it can make things for everyone a lot more stressful. Well, that is where Hampton Hotels come in.


See, instead of pulling out cots and putting extra blankets on the floor or on couches, my mom, one who strives to be the best hostess out there, can relax, play the wonderful hostess she is, and ensure that everyone is comfortable when it comes to the sleeping arrangements by assuring that everyone has a room at the Hampton Inn. When we stay at a Hampton Hotel, we can all enjoy a free hot breakfast, free wired or WiFi internet, and clean and fresh Hampton beds, and with 1900 Hampton locations, almost anywhere we go, we are sure to find a Hampton Hotel to stay at!   We also will find comfortable surroundings and a friendly service culture, defined as "Hamptonality," delivered by over 50,000 Team Members and supported by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to both business and leisure travelers alike.Some might think that if you are not staying with family, you will miss out on everything that the host has planned, but that is far from the truth. In fact, the wonderful people from Hampton Hotel shared some great hosting tips for the holidays, inspired by their own Hamptonality, that I in turn have shared with my mom since we will be spending the holidays at my parents house this year. Once we all arrive and are checked in, my mom may not know it, but by assuring we all have rooms at the Hampton Hotel, she has already become the best off site host, by ensuring we are all comfortable. Another tip is to make sure that there are plenty of fresh snacks on hand when we go to her house after resting, that way the kids are not grouchy because they are hungry. She can also have a plan in place for the duration of our stays, and share these plans with everyone so we know when and where we all need to be and what we will be doing. She can plan some great walks up in the mountains with the family, so that we can spend time with one another, get some exercise as well as get some fresh air. On this list of ideas for the host, my mom and I really liked the idea of having a adult night, where we can hire a babysitter and all head out for dinner and catch up over dinner conversations! The list of tips goes on with great ideas that include planning fun games, making the home "help yourself" friendly, celebrating past holidays, and more!! So this year, while you are planning for your own holiday guests, make everyone comfortable by booking rooms for your guests now at your local Hampton Hotel, and play the best off site host!

Since we are celebrating the holidays, the wonderful people from Hampton Hotel would like to give one of my amazing readers a one night stay at any one of their US based hotels!





Hampton Hotels is all about celebrating the little moments that make a big difference through what the brand refers to as Hamptonality. 

The 5 Tenets of Hamptonality are:

·         Unexpected delight
·         Being anticipatory
·         Sharing a compliment
·         Providing a moment of humor
·         Showing empathy

Also be sure to join in on the fun, MomTrends / Hampton Hotels “Holiday Hosting” Twitter party on 12/17 at 1 p.m. EST. be sure to follow @Hampton and @MomTrends and use hashtag: 



Compensation was provided by Hampton Hotel via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hampton or Momtrends
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45 comments:

618mom said...

Soft sheets are a must!

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

Make everyone feel welcome. Create a homie feeling.

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BethElderton said...

When my dad visited, I always met them at the airport with diet coke (my stepmother's drink of choice) and something home made that could be eaten right then if they were hungry or to take with and munch on at their hotel.
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Mami2jcn said...

Prepare a nice breakfast for guests.

scottsgal said...

sofy comfy bedding and pillows for guests

Gina Wildorchid said...

My tip is to make sure everything is spotlessly clean!

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My best tip is to make sure you have extra bed linen and towels.

Dede said...

We love Hampton Inn and often stay there whenever we travel. To be a good off-site host, I try to make sure to leave guests enough room for their toiletries and other personal items in the bathroom. There's nothing like dragging all your gear to take a shower then having nowhere to put any of it!

1froglegs said...

We always buy paper plates and plastic dinnerware when we have guests over. They may think we don't want them eating off of the real dishes, but the real reason is because I don't want them to have the insecurity of whether or not the dishes are clean. Whenever I eat at someones house I always wonder how well that spoon had been washed!!

mysweetiepiepie said...

Fresh flowers and a big breakfast.

Through My Eyes said...

Making you feel welcome with a nice and clean room.

Natalie U. said...

I always put out fresh towels and a new soap on the sink for guests to take showers so they don't have to search for those basic items

Jammie Morey said...

My best tip, is don't worry about the messes being made, just enjoy the time with friends and family. Especially if you don't see them often.

Pam L said...

I always made sure I had their favorite foods on hand to make guest feel welcome

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

A great tip....a good breakfast buffet for the guests is a must.

Carrie Phelps said...

I make my guest feel welcomed with a meal, a comfy bed & great conversation.

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Lexiquin said...

If sharing a room, I'm considerate of my guest. I ask when they'd like to shower (I prefer morning) and make sure I don't leave the bathroom a mess.

Alexis K. said...

Having necessary items on hand, like extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant- things people might forget to throw in their bag but will be uncomfortable without.

Kris said...

Make sure everything is nice and clean and organized!

AMY said...

I think making everyone feel at home and relaxed is key. Cleanliness is great too! :)

tiffprl2 said...

Extra pillows are a Must! Even if I have to go without, nothing makes a guest feel more welcomed than plenty of pillows (I think so anyway) @tiffprl1

CindyWindy2003 said...

have some nice food prepared for guests and fresh linens and towels.

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Courtney Morgan said...

Clean sheets that have a clean smell!

Amy O said...

Making sure the guest's room is clean is a must.

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Jennifer H. said...

I have lots of favorite snacks and drink to keep people happy.

Jennifer H. said...

I have lots of favorite snacks and drink to keep people happy.

Tracy R said...

I always insist that they help themselves to anything that they want to eat or drink at any time of the day or night. I don't want my guests feeling like they have to ask me if they can have a soda, LOL!

Elizabeth Owens said...

Have a spotless bathroom for the guests! That is a must

Allie G said...

Make sure everything is clean

stefanie gladden said...

I stock up on everything I know they need to make sure they have all they want and not run out!

Seth said...

Ensure the kitchen is spotless since everyone ventures into the kitchen.

Crystal said...

I don't host guests often since I live in a small apartment, but I appreciate when friends that I stay with check about allergies! Scented laundry products make me sneeze, so being stuck sleeping on scented sheets is no fun!
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Susan Broughton said...

I would say make everyone feel welcome and leave fresh water and flowers in the room would be a nice touch.

Kelly Nicholson said...

lots of booz and big beds...ok...you asked

Christie SilentlySocial said...

A clean house, comfortable bed, and meals throughout their stay are a great way to be hospitable!

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Provide a quiet, comfy place to sleep, and plenty of food and drinks.
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My tip is to arrange some fun things to do for your guests.
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shaunie said...

having snacks available to everyone including new and unexpected guests

mmstarla said...

I think making people feel at home and very comfortable are a must. I love creating a space that everyone feels welcome! A little wine, and a great meal are essential!

Natalie Yeoman said...

Always have clean sheets and bedding for my guest

Candace Barrow said...

Make sure everything is clean and I like to provide nice toiletries for my guests :)