The Malée Natural Science team has been partnering with luxury lodges like Singita and Azura Retreats for quite a while, which means we have a fair amount of insight into the most popular hotel amenities for accommodation venues like these.
Here are a few interesting ways in which you can upgrade your luxury hotel room amenities list to create a more memorable guest experience:
Offer products with a story
Everyone loves a good story, and this includes hotel guests. If you can offer a product with a good backstory, always go for that option – it’s a nice way to show your guests that you care about the origins of the products you use, and also provides a good conversational hook for your management and wait staff.
For instance, the Malée Natural Science story begins with a young African woman who dared to dream. A woman who wanted to share her passion for the people, natural beauty and healing rituals of her home continent. To create a brand that could change her life and others’ for the better. So she did. Wouldn’t you want to hear the rest of that story, and use those products after you did?
Provide an in-room bath menu
While there are certain basic amenities guests expect when they visit your hotel or lodge (e.g. hand soap), you could always provide them with an in-room bath menu with further options for those occasions when they really want to indulge in some serious relaxation.
For instance, one ‘menu item’ could be a bath that is drawn by your staff, filled with luxurious bubbles, and scented candles burning alongside it. Then you could build out this offering by adding body care products like a scrub and tissue oil to use afterwards. Or how about an in-room message by an expert masseuse?
Invest in natural products with an African feel
The African continent has so much to offer and by investing in natural products with an innately African feel, you show your guest that you value your country’s heritage, while simultaneously offering them a truly great range of selfcare essentials.
If you want to set your accommodation venue apart from the rest, it helps to focus on details, such as they kind of amenities you offer your guests. We recommend opting for products with a story, providing an in-room bath menu and investing in natural products with an innately African feel.