If you run a hotel, we bet that you're going to want to make it more accessible in 2021. Accessible means making your hotel suitable for all sorts of guests, regardless of their abilities and limitations. An accessible hotel should have facilities that can be used by people in wheelchairs, deaf or blind guests, or people with any other type of disability or reduced ability.
In this article, we will give you some ideas to make your hotel more accessible this year!
Convert some rooms entirely into disabled access rooms
Some of your ground floor rooms should be entirely transformed into disabled access rooms. These will have the space and features necessary for wheelchair users. However, other conditions should be considered too - features like sensory lighting and braille signs can make these rooms accessible for all.
Use reinforced beds
Reinforced beds are the best beds for hotels that you can use. They consist of extremely strong frames, which are useful for people with a range of conditions. These should be used throughout the entire hotel, so anybody who might be overweight or have conditions such as autism won't have to worry about their sleeping arrangements.
Add wheelchair ramps wherever there are stairs
Wheelchair ramps are crucial in all areas of the hotel - and often, it's the smaller sets of stairs that are forgotten about. Even just one stair can be impossible for some wheelchair users, so make sure that ramps are included everywhere a stair is (if there is no lift available). Places you might have stairs include your restaurant, reception, or around the leisure facility area.
Add braille to signs
You may already have braille on some signs, but make it your task in 2021 to include braille everywhere there is a sign. Braille is an enormous help for blind people to be able to navigate the world normally, so it's worth going above and beyond to help these people feel more included.
Train a member of the team in sign language
Additionally, having a member of the team who can converse in sign language is incredibly beneficial to your hotel. It means that deaf people will feel confident in staying at and walking around your hotel without a hearing person. Sign language takes a while to learn, but is an excellent skill - so it's likely you'll find someone who will want to learn!
As you can see, there are a few ways to make your hotel more accessible in 2021.