According to VisitEngland research, accessible tourism is a £12 billion a year market and guests requiring accessible rooms tend to travel with others, take longer trips, and are loyal to hotels that get it right.
Peter Banks, MD at Rudding Park Hotel, has found this to be true: “Improving accessibility in our hotel has increased revenue by £250,000 per annum and the average length of stay in the accessible room is 2.3 nights versus 1.8 nights in non-accessible rooms”.
Accessible tourism is a £12 billion a year market.
“Since the renovation of our hotel, bookings of our accessible bedrooms are higher than ever and guests who don’t require the accessible facilities are actively choosing the rooms due to their increased size, luxurious finish and universal design features. We are delighted with the feedback that we have received from all guests, both new and returning.”
General Manager of the White Horse Becky Gunn
At Motionspot, we work closely with hotels to create compliant, cleverly designed, accessible bedrooms, and en-suites that complement the interior features of the hotel.
Chic, accessible bedrooms can be designed to have concealed ceiling track hoists, accessible beds, wardrobes, and entry access. We can design sophisticated en-suites with removable supports to meet the need of the room occupant using highly specified products that are universally appealing to all guests. This helps to improve the customer experience as well as increase occupancy rates because using concealed or removable products means the room can also be used by those who don’t require accessibility.
“Hotel Brooklyn has completely transformed the idea of what a wheelchair-accessible room can be. Think sensitively designed, with hidden elements like a ceiling hoist over the bed that non-users will be unaware of. These are rooms to aim for, not avoid.”
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