Not all properties have a multi-million dollar budget to spend on theming, yet we all want to give our guest a positive experience that will hopefully have them stay on site again in the future.
Since we’re not all blessed with a Theme Park Budget, here are some ideas all properties can implement on a limited budget.
Idea #1 – Photo Spots
One of the easiest ideas to implement, and yet somehow seems to be one I continually recommend to property owners.
Take a corner, or a wall, or any location on your property and dress it up – make it picture worthy.
Instruct guests to take their selfies or family pictures there. Get some signage or offer to take the pictures for them.
In your theming, be sure to include something with your property’s name and web site address.
Idea #2 – Photo Streaming
Want to see your guests having a great time watching themselves on TV? How about seeing your #hashtag all over social media? You can easily do both of those at the same time!
Get an account on either https://www.the-wallrus.com/ or https://hashslider.com/ (it doesn’t really matter which one, just chose one)
Purchase, or reuse a large TV/Monitor that has HDMI input. (Most smart TV’s these days have that).
Place that large TV in your lobby or common area where guests are sure to stop by. Connect a computer to it that is accessing the account you set up above.
When your guests use your #hashtag, they’ll appear on your TV in the lobby!
People love seeing themselves on TV, and will be quite happy when they do.
Idea #3 – Combine Idea #1 and Idea #2
Combine the Photo stream with a picture spot, and you double down on your engagement!
If you have access to an internal programming network at your property, consider streaming your hashtag channel there as well.