Most people save money for years to go on that ultimate vacation. This usually means going overseas, on some exotic or well-known tourist destination and staying at a luxury hotel. On this type of holiday, you would usually have no qualms about splurging on yourself and your family so that everyone can enjoy and live, at least temporarily, a pampered, luxurious life.
But even if you will be spending a lot of money on this vacation, especially on your stay in a luxury hotel, it doesn’t mean that you have the liberty to do anything you want which includes being bad hotel guests. To make sure that you and everyone in your party can be considered by the hotel staff as great guests, below are some good practices every hotel guest should observe or follow:
Never lose your temper. Certain problems and issues can still arise, even if you stay at a choice luxury hotel. Checking in, for example, can sometimes take too long, especially during peak seasons. You may have to wait in line for a long time for your turn and as such, you may start getting impatient. However, this isn’t still a reason for you to lose your temper. The last thing you want is to get in a fight with the person at the front desk on your first day of stay at the hotel. And you don’t want the other guests to see your improper behavior as well. To avoid a frustrating situation like this, plan on arriving early, allowing for at least thirty extra minutes for check-in procedure. Bear in mind though that even if you plan your time really well, sometimes things just happen that cause unexpected delays. In such circumstances, always stay patient and calm.
Interact and connect with the employees. This doesn’t mean memorizing all the names of the hotel employees. However, if you can at least remember the names of the employees you encounter on a regular basis that are really making an extra effort to be nice to you, this will be greatly appreciated and even motivate the staff to be even nicer to you. Proper hotel etiquette dictates that you at least try to reciprocate a warm gesture, establish a real and genuine human connection with some of the staff.
Be respectful. Lastly, just because you are a paying customer doesn’t mean that you go around the hotel demanding special treatment and expecting to be respected at all times by the staff while you are being rude to them. Appropriate hotel etiquette states that respect goes both ways. As such, always show sincere and genuine respect for the staff, regardless of their position, and you will gain their respect in return. In addition, respect the hotel property as well. Be careful when using the appliances and other features and fixtures in the room.
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