Let your guests play a game to win an upgrade

Sometimes guests get bored in a hotel room. They do not want to watch TV, read a book or relax, but are looking for something else. How about giving your guests a jigsaw that is fun to complete? In addition, the completion of the jigsaw could be worth a prize of your choice. 


Let’s say one of your guests finishes a jigsaw of yours and brings it down to the reception to pick up the promised gift. 

This is a wonderful situation for both parties. The guest is enormously happy and proud that they finished the jigsaw and receives an awesome gift from the hotel; you on the other hand can be certain that this guest is not going to forget this experience and triumph. 

The gift is the icing on the cake for the guest. If you provide a delightful one it ensures that the guest will talk about this experience with family members, friends and colleagues. It is not common at all to provide a guest of an accommodation business with the chance to win an amazing price simply by putting together a jigsaw. That is pretty unique. 

In addition, who says that the jigsaw has to be easy? Nowadays you can easily produce your own jigsaw. Simply put, you can choose your own layout and the quantity of pieces. I recommend creating three levels of difficulty for your jigsaws. Each level has its own prize. Your guests can choose one level during their stay and they only have one opportunity. You can make it even harder to complete by setting a time in which the jigsaw has to be completed after picking it up at the reception. 

Another strategy would be to have a 5000 – 10,000 piece jigsaw available that has to be completed within one week. The completion is worth two more days in your accommodation free of charge. By following this strategy you could convince your guests to stay longer!

You could make the whole game even more interesting and challenging by saying that a borrowed jigsaw game has to be at least half completed at checkout, otherwise the guests have to do something silly (for example saying I love XYZ HOTEL into a camera, etc.).

Guests that complete your jigsaws are ideal for taking pictures of, which you can use for your social media marketing. People that see these pictures online will ask themselves what this is all about and you will undoubtedly create curiosity with it. Imagine that you are the first accommodation business that provides such games and prizes for regular guests in your own town. That alone is a powerful reason for guests to book your accommodation again. This strategy adds massive value to your accommodation business, and adding value is one of the best ways to rise to the top and become really successful in what you do.

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