My husband and I love to host parties and gatherings in our spare time ever since we started dating in college. Free evening during the week? Dinner party. Spare Saturday night? Themed gathering. When we moved into our house the guest room became the first room to be deemed officially “finished.”
Overall I think Alex and I are pretty good hosts, but I wanted to step my game up this year and really knock it out of the park. Enter Hotel Benda.
We started calling our place Hotel Benda after a string of friends came to stay over the course of a few months for various meetings, conferences, and interviews. I made the title official just recently by creating a fact sheet for the bedroom (along with the hashtag #HotelBenda). Sure I may have gone overboard with the lamination and the souvenir stickers, but the content is pretty straightforward. The WIFI information is a must, but I also included info about our tricky bathroom faucet and where to park cars.
Nothing gives me more piece of mind when I’m staying at someone else’s house then feeling like I don’t have to constantly ask them where things are. Definitely if I’m stepping out of a shower and can’t find a towel anywhere. I wanted any #HotelBenda guests to feel comfortable in our home, know where important things are, and have access to our awesome internet.
Of course being the truly EXTRA person that I tend to be (I mean come on…souvenir stickers wasn’t enough?!), I set out a little relaxation bundle from our most recent Oh, Hello Box. It has a pumice stone, some tea, and some handmade soap bars. Just a little something extra for our guests to feel home away from home. Let’s not forget the rubber ducky in the bathroom that says “Oh, Hello” on it either…I’m surprised I even have friends at this point…
So if you ever find yourself in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, hit me up. I’ll see if Hotel Benda has any openings! Is there anything that you do to make your guests feel comfortable when you’re hosting them?