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: #HamptonHoliday
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.