HOSPA launches #SleepOverToHelpTurnover as it looks to maintain the momentum of the industry’s recovery
The #EatOutToHelpOut scheme provided a much-needed flurry of trade for the hospitality industry as we began the process of reopening.
But, whilst a huge success, the COVID-19 pandemic saw hotels and other hospitality businesses being amongst the first to close, and the longest to stay shut; conditions which have had, and continue to have, a profound impact on our sector.
The latest coronavirus preventative measures, which sees restaurants and bars closing at 10pm, the rule of 6, and weddings limited to 15 guests is taking further toll on an industry already at breaking point.
In the wake of reopening, recovery had only just begun – but the recent rule changes are causing additional strain. To help counteract them and to sustain recovery, HOSPA, supported by our members and partners, has launched the #SleepOverToHelpTurnover scheme, which is aimed at boosting hotels and their ancillary support businesses, as we look to maintain the industry’s rebuilding process.
The scheme’s overriding purpose is to encourage the public to continue engaging with hotels beyond the summer months and into autumn and winter – helping to prolong the recovery boost provided by #EatOutToHelpOut and to offset the latest measures.
Looked at as a two-way initiative, #SleepOverToHelpTurnover seeks to encourage hoteliers to incentivise potential guests by offering discounts or extras, such as supplementary meals, additional nights, bottles of wine, free WiFi upgrades, complimentary parking, half-price cocktails and more to reward those who engage with the scheme and display their support for the hospitality industry.
If you are interested in and would like to become a participating Hotel, please complete the form below.
Q. What is the #SleepoverToHelpTurnover campaign?
A. The campaign is designed to help hotels encourage guests to stay at their property by adding 'something extra' to show their appreciation for their business in these challenging COVID times.
Q. What could 'something extra' be?
A. It can be as simple or as generous as you want it to be. For example, you may like to offer free carparking, or reduced price cocktails, a bowl of fruit in the room, or a bottle of wine with dinner.
Q How much does it cost to join the #Sleepover campaign?
A. There is no cost to join the campaign.
Samantha Williams, UK Market Owner at Profitroom, a leading SaaS supplier to the hospitality industry that focuses on enhancing hotel revenues, said:
“In recent weeks we’ve seen signs that business on the books in October has more than surpassed last year with forecasts suggesting it will be another record month for luxurious leisure hotels. However, business on the books for November is behind as consumer confidence is at an all-time low. This scheme has come just in time as we are seeing booking windows have reduced from around 30 days in recent months down to just seven days in the past two weeks for stays in the domestic market. Many hotels are really struggling – with the latest rules and Government legislation and frequency of changes adding further burdens and challenges. By supporting #SleepOverToHelpTurnover, members of the public will help hotels carry on as they move into a traditionally quieter period, further aiding them in their recovery and providing a vital boost to the economy.”
Participating hotels and partners of the scheme are listed below.
The Royal Lancaster London is offering a free suite upgrade to anyone who books a deluxe room, Offer Valid 7 days a week until 30th of April 2021
Hothorpe Venues are offering a continental breakfast bag on first night of stay for those who reference #SleepOverToHelpTurnover.
The Draycott Hotel By Mantis is offering: a Free Upgrade, Early Check-in from 11am; Late Check-out until 3pm. With Complimentary Tea, Champagne, and Hot Chocolate for those who reference #SleepOverToHelpTurnover.
Cedar Manor would like to offer a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to anyone who references #SleepOverToHelpTurnover when booking at stay. We will also make a donation of £5 per room booked to Hospitality Action for all stays booked in conjunction with this offer. Offer valid 7 days a week until 30th November 2020
"The Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre is a superb stylish hotel in Leicester within easy walking distance to the train station and city centre. Our striking, contemporary hotel is a great choice, whether you are visiting for business or leisure." They would like to offer late check-out till 3 pm for all our guest staying with us until 28th of December 2020.
The Old Thorns Hotel is set within a beautiful 400 acre estate in the Hampshire countryside, Old Thorns Manor Hotel is built around an idyllic, 17th-century building offering luxury accommodation, spa facilities, and an 18-hole golf course. We would like to offer 10% off on cocktails for those who reference #SleepOverToHelpTurnover.
Titchwell Manor Hotel, located on the stunning North Norfolk Coast, has a range of special offers. Exclusive to those quoting #SleepOverToHelpTurnover when booking to stay before the end of February 2021, we will provide a complimentary bottle of Champagne when staying at the hotel.
St Martins Lane London would like to offer their Drive-In Sleep In package that includes Breakfast and Complimentary Overnight parking, with the following exclusive extra perks: complimentary room upgrade to the Loft Suite and late check-out at 6 pm. Guests to quote #SleepOverToHelpTurnover in email or via phone. *should a guest wish to book another rate plan, they are happy to apply the complimentary upgrade and late check out at 6pm
The Angel Hotel Cardiff: Guests who quote #SleepOvertoHelpTurnover will receive free grab & go breakfast with a coffee until 30th December 2020 and a choice of a complimentary upgrade or parking at the hotel. *T&C’s apply, parking & upgrades will be subject to availability at the time of booking.
Apex Hotels are offering to support the #SleepOverToHelpTurnover initiative by offering an exclusive discount of 30%. They will also extend a 25% discount to guests who dine during their stay. Follow the link here to book your discounted stay.
South Place Hotel is offering a complementary upgrade to the next room type booked (up to a Studio), a welcome drink on arrival and hand made welcome treats delivered to your room. Please reference #SleepOverToHelpTurnover, when booking the Bed and Breakfast rate.
Sofitel London St James: We are offering a complimentary upgrade on all room types, subject to availability, and a welcome cocktail per person for every reservation made in our Wild Honey St James restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Book your stay at Drayton Manor Hotel in our standard room types and receive a complimentary upgrade and arrival drink. Please quote 'Sleepover to help turnover' at the time of booking. Offer is subject to hotel availability.
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