How to prepare your hotel for the Christmas season

Claridge's Christmas Tree

Photo credit: Claridge’s Hotel

With Christmas Day only one month away, it is time to ramp up the festive spirit. One of our favourite times of the year here at Hotel Supplies, we love the merriment that unfolds in the lead up to the big day. From lavish decorations to festive menus, Christmas is a wonderful time to welcome guests into your establishment. To help you provide the ultimate Yuletide experience, here is our guide on how to prepare your hotel for the Christmas season.

Festive decorations

Give your guests that warm fuzzy feeling by greeting them with a gorgeous Christmassy abode when they venture into your hotel lobby. The level of grandeur you opt for is up to you. Install the largest Christmas tree that will fit and adorn with sparkles and baubles for the ‘wow’ factor, or feature more subtle decorations for a festive feel with a stylish twist. Either way, ensure that the decorations match the personality of your hotel and that guests receive a warm but wintery welcome.

Christmas cocktails

For establishments in which the bar is the hub of the hotel, make sure that the drinks are adapted for the season. Stock everybody’s favourite Christmas tipples, from traditional mulled wine and eggnog to more experimental Christmas cocktails. Inject a bit of fun by asking each bartender to devise their own festive cocktail and hold a competition to see which invention proves the most popular. You could even encourage guests to create their own for an extra level of fun and personalisation.

Kids’ activity pack

Christmas activity packChristmas is a particularly special time of year for children and it is therefore important to take this into consideration. Go the extra mile to provide a Yuletide gift and the parents will be forever thankful. Our Christmas Activity Packs are bursting with festive fun and include an advent calendar, Christmas cracker, comic, poster, colouring pencils and an array of sweet treats. Sure to provide hours of entertainment, leaving mum and dad to enjoy a more relaxing Christmas experience.

Teddy bear gift

Hotel Teddy BearAnother one for the kids (or the adults who are still young at heart!), a charming teddy bear is the perfect present. Our teddy bears can be personalised, so there is scope to add a festive touch and bespoke message. Leave one on the bed as a lovely welcoming gift, or sell them in your hotel shop as adorable festive memorabilia.


Hot water bottle

Hotel Hot Water BottleThe winter months may bring warm tidings but they also bring chilly weather. For an extra special touch, provide hot water bottles to guests for an added level of comfort and cosiness. Guests will surely appreciate the gesture, especially when their feet are super snug while catching their beauty sleep. Our hot water bottles are fully safety compliant and come with the choice of a stylish black quilted cover or a white waffle cover.

Christmas deals

We all know that customers love a fantastic deal. Christmas is a great time to offer a special package, as there is always scope to add extra festive details to enhance the deal. These could include a Christmas dinner, festive cocktail or relaxing spa treatment as a Christmas present from the hotel – the list is endless and you’ll know what your customers want more than anyone else. Target days that are less popular, such as Sundays and Mondays, to get the most out of any Christmas deals you are offering.


Christmas is a popular time to travel, especially in terms of UK staycations. Take advantage of this and ensure you are fully prepared for the festive season. Provide a winter wonderland experience and go that extra mile to add a touch of Yuletide cheer. For further inspiration, have a browse through all of our seasonal products, or get in touch with a member of the Hotel Supplies team if you have any questions.

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