We spent last Thanksgiving in Virginia visiting with my toddler’s cousins. We stayed at the nearby Hampton hotel during the trip.
One of the things I love about the holidays is being surrounded by family and friends. But I don’t like the idea of someone stressing that they have to prepare for and host overnight guests. So it was great that their home was fairly close to a Hampton hotel. With over 1,900+ locations, I have a feeling many families had holiday guests staying at a Hampton hotel experiencing the Hilton Worldwide hotel brand’s famous “Hamptonality”.
Since Hampton hotel offers free wi-fi we were able to check our email while away from home, their free hot breakfast was perfect for me to take my children to for breakfast before we started our day and we all slept soundly on the Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed.
With Christmas and New Year’s coming up, I thought it would be nice to share a giveaway (see below!) and three holiday guest hosting tips from Hampton entertaining expert, Jenny Steffens Hobick -
Tip 1: Be the best OFF-SITE host ever…
Let’s be honest. You love your friends and family, but cramming everyone into your house for days at a time can be stressful and add to your already lengthy holiday host to-do list! If you simply don’t have enough room to host all of your holiday guests or you just think everyone would be happier with their own, comfortable space, consider booking them at your local Hampton. With more than 1,900 locations, Hampton is the perfect place to stay no matter where your guests may be traveling from.
Tip 2: Surprise your guests with welcome treats
I always like to make sure my guests know how excited we are to have them for a visit by surprising them with a little treat when they arrive. One of my favorite ways to greet them is with something personalized with their name on it, like a decorated sugar cookie or a festive welcome sign. I love staying at Hampton Hotels because they take a similar approach. They often add a personal touch for a guest’s stay by offering a favorite local snack or fun local item when guests check in.
Tip 3: Be prepared with lots of snacks
We all get a little grouchy when we’re hungry - adults and kids alike! Anticipate those moments by having snacks planned for afternoons and before dinner to keep everyone happy. Be sure to include fresh options like fruit and crunchy veggies, along with filling cheeses and more decadent treats so you have something for everyone!
Want to win a free night at a Hampton hotel anywhere in the U.S?
Leave a comment below telling me if you usually stay with family/friends or at hotels during holiday visits and one winner will be chosen at random to receive a Be My Guest card from Hampton good for a one night stay anywhere in the U.S! Winner will be chosen on 12/30/13 at 11:59PM EST!
Contest Closed - Winner Chosen. Congrats Megan!
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