24 Mar 3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Hotel’s Accessibility
With vacation season right around the corner, hotel owners throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware are busy preparing for summer guests. If you’re a hotel owner in the Mid Atlantic, you may be purchasing new linens, stocking up on toiletries, or making repairs where necessary. One thing you may not have considered is updating the accommodations for disabled guests. Visitors of all sizes, ages, and physical abilities pass through each room on a regular basis, so having flexible bathroom facilities in a hotel makes real sense. Here are just some of the reasons why you’ll want to upgrade your hotel’s handicapped accessible facilities.
Expand Your Clientele
From a strictly business side, your main goal should be to bring in as many visitors as possible. It goes without saying that you would want to ensure that, regardless of physical disabilities, all guests should be able to feel at home in your hotel. Handicapped accessible shower chairs, wheelchair sinks, and grab bars mean a comfortable stay in your hotel. A lack of these facilities means fewer disabled guests, and potentially less income—it’s that simple. Furthermore, disabled visitors who frequent the area are likely to return when they find accommodations that suit their needs.
Let Guests Advertise for You
It’s 2017, and nearly everyone has access to the internet. Nowadays, the internet is packed with others’ experiences, most often reviewing products, restaurants, and yes, hotels. It’s these reviews that can make or break a business, so staying on your guests’ good list is a must. If a disabled visitor finds innovative height adjustable wheelchair sinks and adaptable shower chairs, he or she is likely to leave a glowing review that will attract other families with comparable needs. Conversely, if disabled guests experience immovable facilities that are not handicapped accessible, expect negative reviews which can damage your reputation.
Flexible Spaces Mean More Options
Pressalit’s flexible systems include a variety of wheelchair sink, shower chair, and grab bar options that can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. Flexibility of the space benefits all disabled guest scenarios: disabled users can adapt the space to their specific needs with ease. Guests in groups with a variety of physical abilities can comfortably share the bathroom, unlike both traditional accessible and non-accessible bathrooms with immovable fixtures. Should the room be occupied by all non-disabled guests, fixtures such as the shower chair and grab bar can be removed. In short, flexible systems are a win for all, allowing you to fill any room with any guest at any time.Back to all blog posts