Hospitality veteran Jacob Tomsky, in an article in Huffington Post, reveals that hotel guests may not be as “entitled” as they think they are. Guests often request for room upgrades on the basis of some special occasion such as a birthday, an anniversary, or a promotion. For many hotel front desk staff who receive numerous requests of this kind every day, such occasions are no longer “special” and it would have to take more than a birthday to persuade them to grant an upgrade.
Sometimes, people need to go as far as to claim they are celebrating a divorce to be able to get more luxurious accommodations. There are hotels, however, that offer more-than-the-basic amenities even without a “special occasion.” Hotels in British Columbia, like The Parkside Hotel and Spa, offer some of the best Victoria hotel deals.
In addition to conventional hotel amenities, guests are rewarded with luxury spa treatments, weekend getaways, museum visits, and privileges that are unheard of in other hotels. Many hotels in the area offer only standard amenities like room service, laundry service, internet access, entertainment systems, and kids’ programs. It would take more pushing and convincing on the part of the guests to receive those last-minute upgrades—a corner suite with a magnificent view, or high-quality food delivery.
Only a few hotel deals in Victoria, BC include spas and facial treatments as standard amenities. It’s interesting to note that guests often expect these perks to be part of their business trips or honeymoon packages in Canada. Since the fall months are usually the time when tourists and locals flock to hotels in British Columbia to enjoy the season’s activities and attend fall festivals, these services will be most appreciated.
When it comes to obtaining the best hotel deals, online reservations are recommended, Tomsky says. He also reminds visitors that it won’t hurt to share their good fortune to the hotel staff, to make sure that everyone has a great time.
Tipping hotel employees, including front desk personnel, is a gesture of goodwill. Although hotels don’t encourage tourists to go that far in securing a future favor, the gesture, if done in good faith, may earn for them that “special” treatment they’ve been looking for.