12 Things We Didn’t Know Hotel Staff Can Do for Us
It is an unknown fact that hotel staff can help you propose to your significant other, among many other things. They are not only there to answer your questions but they can actually get you exclusive services if you know what to ask for. In fact, there are so many concierge services, you will feel spoiled with choice, making your stay unforgettable.
Bright Side has found some of the most useful and eye-opening services that hotel staff can do for you to make your next trip even more enjoyable.
1. They can help to plan your marriage proposal.
If you are planning to pop the question then the hotel concierge can make it a truly memorable experience. They can help you to find and set up a private location, or they can hide the ring in your food at dinner. You just have to ask if they have any recommendations and see if they can give you a hand to make your romantic dreams come true.
2. They can tell you where all the Instagram-worthy places are.
The hotel staff will know the city like the back of their hand, which means they can tell you the best places for you to go depending on your interests. They will be able to recommend the areas off the beaten track, the best place for a sunset photo, and where you can find completely unique spots in the city. With their help, you can find the best sights and views where you can capture lasting memories.
3. They can get you show tickets and reservations.
If you discover that the theater visit you were so looking forward to is sold out then your hotel concierge can help. They often have contacts with local businesses and can get deals with them. It can be anything from restaurant reservations to other ticketed venues, like local sites. So you don’t have to worry next time if it’s booked out, your hotel may be able to come to your rescue.
4. They can get you a babysitter.
Perhaps you want to go out for the evening without the kids, but you don’t know any nannies in the area. Your hotel can help you because they often have several trusted nanny and babysitting agencies in their books. If you let them know when you need childcare, they will be able to arrange it all for you so you won’t have to worry about it yourself.
5. They can run with you.
Sometimes you can have a running concierge at hotels if you want to keep fit while traveling. They will be able to show you all of the best routes and sites of the city. Just ask at reception if they have a running concierge, and if they don’t, then they should be able to arrange one for you.
6. They can put your personal photos in your room.
We often want to keep our loved ones close by when we’re away from home. Your hotel staff will be happy to make small changes to your room to make it more personal. They can do things like frame your photos or organize some of your belongings around your room.
7. They can help you to learn the local language.
It is always handy to know some of the local lingo, as well as the names of the local dishes. If you ask, the staff will be able to help you feel more at home in the city and with the language. They will make sure that you can at least say “please” and “thank you.”
8. They can forward your luggage.
A lot of hotels may be able to forward your bags to you, whether it’s to your home or your next destination. This is clearly a huge bonus because it removes the hassle of having to travel with all of your heavy luggage. Instead, you can spend your time relaxing and sightseeing before you have to go back home.
9. They can rent you clothes.
If you are heading out for a fancy evening at a restaurant or party, then some hotels can rent you a dress for the occasion. If they can’t provide you with a dress, then they will be able to tell you where you can rent one and they will help you organize a fitting. This is ideal for last-minute and unplanned events, or even if you prefer to travel light without one of your own fancy dresses.
10. They can give you private museum and gallery tours.
An art concierge service can give one-of-a-kind experiences at the best galleries and museums. They will be able to close the venue to other visitors so that you can have it all to yourself. However, this can cost you quite a bit of money. If you prefer something less pricey, ask your hotel which art tours they offer. You’ll find that they can organize group or private tours for you without closing the gallery.
11. They can give you a sleep concierge.
A sleep concierge can help you with services like a “pillow menu,” so that you can choose the best pillow for a good night’s sleep. They can also give you teas, aromatherapy oils, an eye mask, and even a recorded guided meditation.
If your hotel doesn’t have the full service, they should still have a number of different pillows for you to choose from. This is especially helpful if you have allergies and need to change your pillow to a synthetic one.
12. They can buy your gifts.
The hotel staff knows where to find the best gifts and souvenirs, saving you time. You should just let them know exactly what you want and they’ll get it for you, and perhaps even offer to gift wrap it. Now you won’t have to stress about buying gifts on your last day again.
What secret hotel tips do you know? Have you ever organized something special while on vacation?