As all hoteliers know, guests don’t only expect a property’s interior to shine. The landscaping also has to look attractive and inviting. A hotel’s landscaping is the first chance it has to make an impression on guests, and an unkempt outdoor area will suggest to potential customers that the inside is subpar as well. Whether you have a budget-friendly hotel that needs a simple landscaping design or a resort where the landscaping is an extension of the interior property, there are certain basics that apply. Here is what hotel owners need to know about landscaping on their properties.
Let Maintenance Needs Lead Your Design
Landscaping requires regular maintenance to look its best, but some maintenance is more complicated. For hotels, who always need to maximize their curb appeal, it’s important to consider the logistics of maintenance when settling on a landscaping design. Choose grass and plants that are hardy and that will look great between maintenance visits. You should also choose landscaping that can handle heavy traffic and that won’t require so much maintenance work.
Consider the Profile of Your Guests
If your hotel caters to business travelers and weekend stopover guests, your landscaping should offer places for people to sit and relax after a long day or enjoy their morning coffee. Think of simple seating areas with colorful flowers and greenery that invites a few quiet moments of enjoying nature. If you have a resort at which guests have longer stays and spend more time on the property, vary your landscape design to bring in seasonal plants, shaded sitting areas, and inviting pathways lined with local trees and greenery.
Embrace Eco-Friendly Features
Incorporating xeriscaping into your landscaping and choosing plants that grow naturally in the area will reduce your hotel’s water usage dramatically. Ask your landscaper to recommend the most efficient watering system for your design. You can also swap some traditional hotel landscaping accessories, such as water features, for more environmentally friendly alternatives, like fire pits.
Complete Landscaping has extensive experience in hotel landscape design and maintenance. If you need commercial landscaping in Tucson, contact us to find out more about how we can help your business look its best. Dial (520) 323-8918 to talk to one of our team members today.