Make your hotel lobby child friendly with the Liliane Dolls Villa

On 15 October 2015

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Checking in and out of hotels can be a stressful business for customers with young children. While dad is checking the bill and mum is worrying about making it to the airport on time, the kids are often wreaking havoc in the busy hotel lobby.  Other hotel guests are irritated by the noise and already busy staff have an extra issue to deal with.

Now there’s a great way to ease their pain and add a little special customer service for guests with young children.  The Lilianne Dolls Villa. A giant designer Dolls House that  will make a huge  impression on your junior guests and bring some much needed peace and quiet to an already bustling hotel lobby.
Put a Lilianne Dolls Villa in the corner of the hotel lobby and you will alleviate the nr 1 reason that kids get out of control, boredom. With the dolls villa captivating them there will be no problems with kids roaming your hotel lobby looking for thrills.

The beautifully designed doll house, which measures 120x62x128, is the perfect safe haven for kids. It’s made of modified birch plywood and stainless steel and allows up to five to six children to play at once. It comes fully furnished, with a kitchen counter and a catalogue of wood furniture next to a functional wall mirror and aluminium utensils in seven rooms connected by two spiral staircases. Children love big dolls and the dolls that come with the villa are a foot tall. Moving the doll house to another part of the lobby is effortless thanks to the wheels under its base.

The Dutch designer Liliane Limpens, a former art magazine editor, wanted to create the perfect haven for kids to play and wanted to create “a special home for the children’s children”, “It had to be an exclusive and private place,with its own rules and sense of freedom and specifically for your favourite dolls!”, she also adds that “dolls and stuffed animals play an important role in a child’s learning curve about attachment and trust.”

LILIANE BV is a sustainable-living furniture brand for dolls up to 30cm.LILIANE BV’s products are not just built for fun but also have an educational purpose. They Target the three to ten age group and create interaction that stimulates spontaneous practices of social skills. The specific use of eco -friendly materials also helps kids learn about sustainability at young age.

The Hilton Hotel Centraal Station Amsterdam recently purchased the Lilianne doll house villa to serve as a central point for its junior international guests and called it “Bizarrely beautiful! “

Bring some creativity and serenity to your hotel lobby and order your Lilianne Dolls Villa now from Thebestofhotels.com

Kids Clubs of the Future, the smart way to capture the travelling family!

On 28 July 2015

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The family travel market is booming. In fact it’s the fastest growing niche in the leisure market. With over 115 million holidays a year involving kids it’s also one that cannot be ignored by the hotel industry.

But today’s Parents are spoiled for choice by an overwhelming abundance of child friendly hotels and resorts with animation teams to take care of the kids.

So how do they make up their minds where to stay?

Well a major factor in their decision as to where they stay can be determined by their perception of the quality of the Kids Club within the hotel.

The standards that they demand are high. The Kids Clubs must be safe, entertaining, stimulating and also recognize the wishes of the modern parent. With worldwide obesity figures amongst children on the rise, the food provided must be healthy, nutritious and yet appealing to kids.

Parents want to pick up energy spent happy contented kids who have had the time of their lives.

The new breed of Kids Clubs have recognised that a lick of bright paint and some toys and cushions will no longer cut the mustard. They combine cool design with a well thought- out pedagogical philosophy and play based learning programs* to make sure that they are not just a place of fun and entertainment, but are an intelligent, healthy and stimulating environment where children can get the exercise and mental stimulation they need to trigger successful growth.

When it comes to the activities organised by the Kids Clubs, traditional arts and crafts are no longer enough to satisfy the new generation of eager learning kids. Hotels are implementing highly creative and educational programs**, from The Waldorf Astoria’s Gladiator training in Rome, to The Ritz Carlton’s Ocean Futures Society, designed by Jean-Michel Cousteau to create awareness amongst children for environmental issues.

The Kids Clubs of the future are stylishly designed, with careful planning going into lighting, climate control and air quality . They are a perfect balance between fun and education. By focussing on 3 key elements, exercise, innovation and healthy eating, they not only make a child fitter and smarter but by stimulating both the body and brain actually make them happier.***
Happy children make for happy families and create a better customer experience all round that can dramatically increase the % of return customers in the travelling family segment.

When combined with an effective strategy for family rooms and child friendly dining schemes , the Kids Club can become a powerful tool to help hotels win ground in the ever growing travelling family market.

* http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/our-publications/every-child-magazine/every-child-index/every-child-vol-16-3-2010/play-based-learning-free-article/
**http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-blog/carry-on/2014/10/3/family-friday-best-hotel-kids-clubs
*** http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/exercise-makes-you-smarter