Add-on services are a powerful strategy for increasing hotel revenue. You’re offering guests additional ways to enhance their experience, which improves their satisfaction levels and inspires loyalty. A wide range of add-on services will help you capitalize on different needs and guest preferences.
NB: This is an article from Mews
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Diversifying your revenue streams is one of the top ways to ensure profitability. If you rely solely on room bookings, your revenue dips whenever there aren’t many. But when you’re maximizing the revenue earned per guest, you can help reduce fluctuations. Learn more about revenue management strategies.
Increased length of stay
You don’t want guests looking elsewhere to find activities. The more they can do without leaving the hotel, the better. Offering services like spa treatments, a golf course, city tours, and exercise classes will help you drive more revenue.
A competitive advantage
Most guests enjoy the convenience of an all-in-one experience, making hotels with a wide range of add-on services more attractive and giving them a competitive advantage. You can also attract a more diverse customer base from leisure, business, families, and MICE segments.
Hotels are always looking for ways to increase repeat visits. When someone has a positive experience with your hotel services, they’ll probably become repeat guests.
What are the best add-on services for hotels?
Now that we’ve looked at why add-on services are a smart choice for increasing hotel revenue, let’s look at some of the best options.
You can’t go wrong with room upgrades, the simplest and most popular add-on. Guests can upgrade from a standard room to a higher category, like a suite with an ocean or a garden view. If they don’t do it during booking, offer them an upgrade at a discounted price during check-in.
Some hotels offer transportation to and from the airport, a ride downtown, or late-night pick-up. If it’s after hours, you may even add an extra cost.
Food and beverage
Giving your guests a choice between half-board, full-board and breakfast guarantees they’ll have at least one meal at your hotel. You may even charge a surplus for room service.
Check-in and check-out
Capitalizing on check-in and check-out drives revenue while ensuring guest satisfaction. When guests can arrive early or leave late depending on their travel plans, it puts them in charge of their experience and provides much-needed flexibility. You’re also earning more from a room that would otherwise stay unoccupied.
A concierge helps to make restaurant reservations, arrange tours and book event tickets. While it’s free for guests, hoteliers can get a commission from the operator. Your guests will appreciate the convenience, and your hotel will start to drive more revenue.
Include extra services in your package deals. They won’t cost you much, but they can ensure your restaurant and spa are fully booked. You can also curate packages with extra amenities for special occasions, such as a cake, decorations, champagne and flowers for birthdays and anniversaries.
Entertainment and on-site events
Mixed-use spaces are the future of hospitality. They help you squeeze profit from every inch of your property. On-site entertainment works great – try an open-air cinema on your rooftop or in the garden, then sell drinks and food to go with this activity. You can charge a daily fee for the co-working space or printing documents.
Theme parties are another big trend. Live music, food and drinks can attract a diverse audience, blending locals and guests.
Increasing hotel revenue requires diversifying your services and catering to a variety of guest preferences and needs. Start by promoting high-margin services: upgrades, spa treatments, and easily personalized offers.
We’ve looked at how hotels can increase revenue with add-on services and some of the best examples in the hospitality industry. With a winning combination of top-notch service and multiple add-on services, you’ll quickly gain a competitive advantage and boost your bottom line.