There are several ways in which you can transform your hotel room into your own private romantic hideaway. Of course, you must hire someone to prepare the room in advance or you need to find your way before your partner gets there.
The 10 main ways to improve the appearance of your guest room are detailed below:
- Music. The best way is to have an i-pod with portable speakers (many hotels now have an i-pod docking station) so you can connect your favorite music to fill the room. Although not too strong.
- Illumination. There is nothing worse than entering a room full of bright lights. Turn off all the lights and strategically place some votive candles that work with batteries around the room (without danger of fire, allowed by the hotels. Do not make the same mistake that some have made: use real candles only so that the smoke hits super sensitive detectors and make an alarm sound). Close the curtains / blinds.
- Rose petals. When the person you are trying to impress opens the door, you will find a trail of rose petals that runs from the front door to the bed. Sprinkle many rose petals on the bed too. As a special note, most hotels do not like the use of real rose petals, but you can use them whenever you are careful (for example, if there is a white comforter in the room, protect the bed by placing a romantic blanket or throw it away) on the bed and then place the petals on top).
- Flowers Roses are king, but some people don't care. Find out what your favorite flower is and place an arrangement in the room (or it can be a single flower on the bed or place it in a vase).
- Edible Decadence Chocolate is an aphrodisiac and a favorite for romantic occasions. Skip the heart-shaped box of the bargain basement and look for more high-end truffles at a local chocolate shop or candy store.
- Odor. Have you noticed how some hotel rooms smell like cleaning products? That can spoil the mood. Choose a fragrance perfume from a store like Body Shop. Or you can buy a "plug" and insert it into one of the room exits, simply choose a romantic scent (like vanilla or jasmine)
- Bed. Most of the nicer hotels have excellent sheets and comforters these days. But if you want to add something to the experience, bring your own satin sheets and make the bed again (yes, a little extra work but it's worth it) or add a throw blanket or faux fur to the bed.
- Bubbly. Champagne always marks a special occasion and will combine well with chocolates. If you don't have alcohol, sparkling cider is a great substitute (or sparkling wine without alcohol).
- Love Letter. You have prepared this whole room, but why? Tell your special person in a note, but not on a piece of binder paper. Buy a nice card, write something special and leave it in the bed room.
- Extras Some other nice details are having a bathroom ready (decorated around the edge of the bathtub with candles and rose petals), a framed photo of you two in the room and a massage kit. Some couples may choose to hire someone for a couple's massage, but would you rather massage your partner or have a stranger touch it?