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Is your guest room ready for the holidays?

The fast approaching holiday season means spending more time with friends and family. If they’re coming from out of town, you’ll want to make sure your guest room is ready. Impress them by making it luxury hotel worthy with these helpful tips!

The most important part of any bedroom or guest room is, of course, the bed. To get the iconic elegant hotel look, go with an all-white color scheme. Erin Hoover, vice president of design for Westin and Sheraton hotels, explains, “The all-white bed created this halo effect — people thought a room had been renovated, even if it was just the bed that had been changed.” In addition to having an all-white color scheme, add a supportive featherbed, fluffy comforter, extra blanket and several pillows since people have different sleeping preferences. These bedding essentials give it that ultra-comfy hotel feel.

Another element to consider is refreshments. Making your guests feel comfortable doesn’t require a fully stocked minibar. Simply leaving out a water-filled carafe with glasses or an ice bucket with some juice and water bottles on the bedside table makes a big impression. That way, if your guests get thirsty during the night, they aren’t left with the awkward task of fumbling through an unfamiliar kitchen.

Lastly, if extra bath towels, toiletries and other amenities aren’t in plain sight, let your guests know where they are. It’s also a good idea to write down the Wi-Fi password and any codes they might need. This keeps guests from that uncomfortable feeling of having to ask for everything.

We hope you have fun hosting holiday gatherings and enjoying the company of your friends and family. If you have any helpful tips for preparing your guest room, we’d love to hear about them in the comment section below!

P.S. If you need any inspiration for creating a guest room reminiscent of a five-star hotel, visit a hotel or inn that carries our bedding, like the award winning Miraval Resort!

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