Standard Placement Of Guest Room Supplies/Amenities in Hotels | Resorts
The guest supply includes all items that are conducive to the guest’s material comfort and convenience. The supplies or amenities are subdivided into 1) Guest amenities, 2) Essentials, 3) Expendables and 4) Loan items.
Most of the hotels follow a common pattern in the placement of guest supplies in their guestrooms and suites. Below are the details of standard supplies placed in hotel guest rooms followed across the hotel and resorts worldwide.
What are the supplies placed in the guest bedroom and bathroom?
The guest supplies are placed in various areas of the guest bedrooms and living area (for suite rooms) the detailed list of standard items are described below.
1) Behind the Main Door:
Detailed fire exit plan map is affixed behind the door of all guest rooms.
'Make up my Room' card.
'Pick up my Laundry' card.
Room Service Breakfast Card which can be hooked on to the doorknob.
Some hotels also have a notice reminding them about the availability of safe deposit facilities with the front desk.
Notice about the availability of the electronic safe in the guestroom.
Key hotel policies are also places in some hotels.
Room’s rates for different kinds of rooms offered, in the frame or plastic holder behind every door.
Hotels brochure with the details of facilities and services, in a plastic holder behind the very door.
2) Guest Supplies and Stationeries In the Writing Table:
Guest stationary folder with monogrammed note papers.
Postage or plain envelopes.
Postcards with hotel pictures.
Telegraph forms (not used commonly now as telegraph technology is outdated and not available in many countries).
Folder with hotel rules and regulations.
A pen and a pencil with the hotel logo.
Ipad Doc or similar docking stations.
Tent card with instruction on how to connect to the hotel wifi network.
Tent cards/publicity cards giving information about speciality restaurant or SPA or Massage etc.
Tent cards about any special shows in the hotel are also placed on this desk.
An ashtray and matchbox for depending upon the room type (smoking rooms only).
Candle, a candle holder and a matchbox are kept inside the writing desk drawer.
Small emergency led light or torch in case there is no candle.
The hotel brochure kept inside the drawer.
Multi-pin universal travel adaptor with USB charging port (the item should have hotels logo on it) inside the drawer.
Wastepaper basket next to the writing table, on the floor.
LED desk or table lamp with multiple adjustment levels and light settings.
A chair with a backrest placed in front of the writing table.
- A personalised welcome letter signed by the front desk manager or general manager.
3) Guest Supplies and Amenities placed on the Bedside Table:
The telephone with quick dial buttons.
Instruction for setting automated wakeup calls.
The service dictionary or tent card are placed on the bedside table.
A notepad and a pencil are placed beside the phone.
An ashtray and a matchbox according to the room type and bedding type, Eg: twin rooms will have two ashtrays and matchbox, non-smoking rooms will not have ashtrays and matchbox.
A breakfast knob card is kept on the first shelf or in the drawer of the bedside table. (During evening service the same is ket on the pillow)
The local telephone directory kept on the lowermost shelf on the bedside table.
A Bible, a Gita or Quran may also be placed or similar holy books depending upon countries the hotel is located.
The channel music panel may be affixed to the bedside table.
The DND - Do Not Disturb button, clean my room button, pick up laundry button, lighting controls, curtain controls etc may be affixed to the bedside table panel.
Alarm clock with in-built radio.
Multi-pin plug point for laptop or mobile charging.
USB charging port for mobile, tablet charging.
TV, Set Top Box, Home Theater, DVD player remote.
Room Service menu card inside the drawer.
The bedside lamp is placed on the bedside table, in case of twin room or two bedside tables available in the room then two bedside lamps may be placed.
A flask on the tray with two glasses may be kept beside the bed at the bedside table.
The master light switch in order to switch off all lights is also available in the bedside table panel.
4) Guest Supplies and Stationeries placed on the coffee table:
An ashtray and a matchbox according to the room type, Eg: non-smoking rooms will not have ashtrays and matchbox.
The house magazine, Hotel Chain magazine or some tourist magazines.
A newspaper is also neatly arranged on the coffee table.
The room service menu is placed on the coffee table at some hotels.
Fruit basket with the paring knife.
Chocolates on a quarter plate wrapped in plastic film.
Cookies on a quarter plate wrapped in plastic film.
5) Guest Supplies placed in the Drawer and the Cupboard:
A sewing mending kit is placed in the drawer.
Laundry price list.
Iron and Foldable Ironing Board.
Shoe Shining Brush.
Digital Safe deposit locker.
Tent Card with the details of operating safe deposit locker.
A few plastic utility bags may also be placed in the wardrobe for guests to keep their shoes or wet swimming suits in.
Free backpack or shopping bag with eco-friendly materials.
Cloth hangers are hung on hooks.
Hanging rod inside the cupboard.
Bed Spread or Bed cover folded and kept in the drawer when not in use or evening service.
6) Guest Items and Supplies Placed below the Luggage Rack
The space below the luggage rack is usually meant for the guests to keep their shoes.
7) Guest Items places at the dressing table:
Guest cosmetic kit, Nail Filer, Moisturizers etc.
A small flower arrangement.
Drawers may contain all purpose kit, sewing kit etc.
Combs or hair brushes are also placed in the dressing table drawer.
An upholstered stool is placed under the dressing table and it can be pulled out as and when required.
A mirror is mounted on the wall with appropriate lighting facilities.
8) Guest Supplies and Stationeries on the Bed:
A mattress, mattress protector.
Pillows with pillowcases.
Bed Cover and lining.
A small gift box or a box of chocolates may be placed on the pillow as the part of the turn-down or evening service.
For any special occasions like the wedding or honeymoon the bed would be arranged with flower, chocolate box, wine or champagne bottle etc.
9) Guest Supplies and Stationeries in the Television Cabinet:
LCD or LED Television set.
Settop box for satellite channels.
Firestick or Comcast or Apple TV.
DVD or CD player.
Home Theater System.
Remote for all the infotainment systems.
Tablet or Ipad for in-room app or hotel app along with the docking or charging point.
10) Guest Supplies and Stationeries inside the Mini Bar / Mini Fridge:
The daily consumption from mini bar is usually charged as per the pricing card kept near to the mini bar.
For some guests, the use of mini bar would be complimentary.
Some guests or companies may request the hotel to remove the mini bar items or lock them.
Different Type of Chocolates eg: Mars, Toblerone, Galaxy etc.
Mineral water bottles.
Pepsi, Coke, tonic waters.
Diet variety of Pepsi, Coke etc.
Energy Drinks like Redbull, Gatroid etc.
Hard Beverages such as liquor.
Different Type of Beers.
11) Guest Supplies and Stationeries kept on the Mini-Bar Cabinet
The below supplies may be on a small side table near the guestroom entrance, by the bed or on top of the mini bar.
Tea coffee maker. kettle
Tea bags, coffee powder.
Sugar or sugar alternatives.
Ready to mix coffee late or chai latte.
A tray of tea bags and sachets of coffee powder, milk powder and sugar.
On the same tray a couple cups, saucers and spoons.
A kettle and/or coffee maker.
An ice bucket.
Complimentary drinking water.
12) Supplies and Stationeries in the sitting area:
A sofa and two easy chairs.
An occasional table.
A table for in-room dining.
A couple of magazines.
13) Supplies and Amenities in the bathroom:
Full Lenth Mirror.
Hot and Cold Running Water 24X7.
Hooks for hanging Cloths.
Retractable clothes drying line or liner.
Sanitary Napkin cover and bin.
Wall Mounted Telephone with quick dial extension.
In some hotels, there is also a bucket and mug placed inside the bathroom.
Hair Dryer or hair Blower.
14) Guest Supplies and Amenities near the Bathroom near the vanity unit:
Razor Blades or Shaving Kit.
Toilet Paper roll.
Super Glow Body Gel.
A mirror mounted on the wall with appropriate lighting facility.
A sanitary bin beside the WC or placed under the vanity counter.
Shaving Mirror with appropriate lighting.
Eau de cologne.
- Loofah Pad.
15) Guest Supplies and Amenities on the Towel Rack
The towel rack in a hotel consists of the following supplies:
2 Set of Bath towels or Bath Sheets.
Hand towels and face towels, these may also be near or on the vanity unit depending upon the hotels policy or available space near the vanity area.
Bath mat (mostly placed on the bathtub).