The wholesale hotel amenities industry has taken off quite a bit recently, as hotel owners and other accommodation venue proprietors realise that guests require a 360-degree experience during their stay, which includes a supply of local amenities that provide a welcome sense of place.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when you consider your options in terms of wholesale hotel amenities suppliers:
Are their products ethically produced?
South African hotels are increasingly choosing to do business with ethical manufacturers, as consumer habits have shown that higher LSM clientele are becoming more conscious about the products they use and want to know that accommodation amenities are sourced from providers who focus on sustainability and giving back to the communities that are affected by their business.
Are their formulations natural?
Hotel brands are finding that when it comes to body products, natural is always better. Guests tend to prefer selfcare options that are free from parabens, mineral oils and animal-derived ingredients. If you can offer them options that are cruelty-free and minimally packaged, all the better.
DID YOU KNOW? Parabens are believed to disrupt hormone function by mimicking oestrogen. Too much oestrogen can trigger an increase in breast cell division and growth of tumours, which is why paraben use has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues.
Do their brand values echo our company ethos?
When you choose to add a brand to your space, whether that’s in the form of bedding, décor, room mist, body cream or shower gel, you are instantly adding them to your roster of collaborators. In the eyes of your guests you have thoroughly vetted the manufacturer and have decided that their brand values echo your own. As such, you should ensure that you do so.
TOP TIP: Before you stock wholesale hotel amenities, try out the products yourself and take the time to do a small trial run with a few rooms to start. This way you can get consumer feedback before you make your final decision.
Discerning accommodation providers understand that wholesale hotel amenities is not just about price. In today’s competitive tourism market, you need to offer your guests a luxurious experience from start to finish, which includes the in-room amenities they enjoy at your establishment. Choose ethically produced, natural formulations that reflect your company ethos to set the tone for a beautiful stay.