A staple part of every child’s toy collection for as long as anyone can remember, the Teddy Bear is still very much a favourite children’s toy.
The first Teddy Bear is believed to have been made in Germany in 1902 but they take their name from US president Theodore Roosevelt who was a keen bear hunter and had the nickname ‘Teddy’. The story goes that he went on a bear hunt but was not successful, so one of the guides who wanted to please him tied a wounded bear cub to a tree for him to shoot (yikes). Luckily Teddy declined, saying it would not be sportsmanlike to kill the cub – and this is the story which appeared in the papers along with a cartoon of him cuddling a little bear. The term Teddy Bear stuck.
Teddy bears have long been a favourite with hoteliers around the world.
There are a number of Teddy bear themed hotels in existence, as well as hotels with Teddy Bear themed rooms. Teddy Bear’s picnics and charity events are also popular in the hotel industry. Synonymous with home comforts, cosiness, family and romance – they make a brilliant guest giveaway, gift or addition to the Hotel Shop.
For Valentine’s Day, a teddy bear makes a gorgeous addition (particularly for last-minute purchase). For school holidays, it makes sense to provide Teddy Bears to keep your younger hotel guests (and the young-at-heart) happy. Teddy Bears make excellent momentos to remind guests how much they enjoyed their stay with you too – and this is why considering offering branded Teddy Bears with the name or logo of your hotel – or a quirky message is such a great idea.
A recent hotel chain study reported that a third of adults go to bed with some kind of stuffed animal.
It also discovered that 25% of men take teddies on business trips with them. A cuddly friend from home helps people feel comfortable in a strange place so just in case people forget to bring their teddy along when they stay at your hotel – providing a substitute could certainly cheer them up a bit.
Travelling Teddy Bears are a growing phenomenon on Instagram and Facebook, with travel Blogs featuring intrepid Hotel guest Teddy Bears and their trips around the world popping up on a regular basis. The teddy-tastic photo below for example is part of a huge, fabulous portfolio of images of Teddy on holiday, taken all around the world by amateur photographer Christian Kneidinger.
At Hotel Supplies, we’re definitely fans of the Teddy Bear and we have our own collection of cuddly Teddy Bear characters, perfect for hotels.
Meet Fudge Bear, Harry Bear and Toffee Bear. Hotel Supplies Teddy Bears are perfect for selling in your hotel shop or for giving to your hotel guests, to ensure that they have someone to cuddle up to during their stay. Our hotel Teddy Bears have a variety of clothing choices too so you can have Teddy Bears in Bathrobes, Teddy Bears in T-shirts, Teddy Bears in jumpers, Teddy Bears in fleeces and you can choose from a variety of colours for each.
As part of our bespoke hotel supplies, we offer personalised Teddy Bears too.
We can provide Teddy Bears with printed or embroidered garments so you can add your hotel logo or branding and promote your hotel every time someone carries one of your Teddy Bears We can provide Teddy Bears with printed or embroidered garments so you can add your hotel logo or branding and promote your hotel every time someone carries one of your Teddy Bears home.