Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Unexpected Delight At Hampton Hotel (And A Hampton Hotel Holiday Giveaway!)

I love everything about the holidays—the beautiful decorations, the festive parties, shopping for the perfect gift for everyone on my list, and most importantly—re-connecting with family members from out of town. There is something absolutely magical about this time of year.

Although travelling is my favourite thing to do after shopping, travelling during the holidays can be a little... stressful, to say the least. Thankfully, I'm not going anywhere in December, but I am welcoming family members from Washington, D.C.

My children are excited to see their cousin again, and I'm looking forward to catching up with my family from south of the border. Hosting extended family members can be a bit tricky and overwhelming during the holidays, when to-do lists are already a mile long, though. I love helping my guests with their accommodations, and I know when I book them at a Hampton Hotel near my home they'll be well taken care of when I'm not with them.



Hampton Hotels (Hampton Inn, Hampton Suites, and Hampton by Hilton) provide their guests with friendly service, affordable accommodations, and clean, modern rooms. With over 1,900 locations worldwide, there is bound to be a Hampton Hotel near you to help make the holiday travel experience easier for your guests. Hampton Hotels really do cater to their guests.

Hampton Hotels offer:
  • High-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities.
  • Free Wi-Fi, including in hotel rooms. (Yes!)
  • Free hot breakfast (including waffles) for everyone. (Double yes!)
  • The latest technology and innovations, such as multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand's signature Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed. (You'll get a great night sleep, guaranteed!)
To make things even easier for you during this incredibly busy month, here are some tips I wanted to share with you...

Holiday Hosting Tips:

Be the best off-site host ever: As much as we love our friends and family, having people stay in our home for more than a couple of days can be a little hectic. You may feel restricted from going about doing what you normally would, and leaving your house to take care of your to-do list might prove to be more complicated with houseguests. You may also not have enough room in your house for all your loved ones. The perfect solution? Put your family up in a Hampton Hotel—these hotels are clean, modern, affordable, and offer added perks like free wi-fi and free hot breakfast for the entire family.

Surprise guests with a welcome basket: I love leaving baskets of goodies for my out of town guests in their hotel rooms. I include things like cookies, a map of the city, small games and books for the children, toiletries, and my favourite hand cream. It's also a great idea to include a set of keys to your home, so they know the door is always open. I leave a personalized note, as well, welcoming them, with all important contact information they may need. Hampton Hotels love welcoming guests with a favourite local snack (mmm... maple cookies, anyone?) or a fun local item to make guests feel even more at home upon checking in.

Plan a daily ritual: It's great when your out of guests have time on their own to do their own thing, but it's also important to make sure everyone stays connected. After all, the holidays are about keeping the family together, right? Plan something every day so that everyone can get together, whether it's hosting dinner every night or a game night for the kids. Just make sure you let your guests know the itinerary!

Get outside: It's winter, the snow is falling, and the lights are dazzling. Why not get everyone together and head outside for a big snowman building competition? Or how about lacing up the skates and taking a twirl on an outdoor rink? You can end your night sipping hot chocolate (or Bailey's, perhaps?) in front of the fire place. The perfect holiday evening!

Want to stay in the loop and find out more about holiday hosting with Hampton Hotels? Join MomTrends on December 17th for a fun twitter party at 1 p.m.  (Make sure you're following @Momtrends and @Hampton on Twitter so you don't miss out!)

And here's something extra sweet for one of my lucky readers... just in time for the holidays!

Thanks to Montrends and Hampton, I am giving away a one night stay at Hampton Hotel! Happy holidays, friends.  If you're the winner, you'll receive a "Be My Guest" card in the mail so you can enjoy a free night at a Hampton Hotel location of your choice, where you'll get to experience the full Hamptonality treatment. You will not be disappointed, I promise. 

Enter here for your chance to win:



Good Luck!


Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hampton Hotel via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and not indicative of the opinions of Hampton or MomTrends. 

25 comments:

Brenda A. said...

I feel giddy contemplating a night away where I do not have to make breakfast in the morning, nor make the bed (okay, that one I don't even do in my own home). A break away from the every day is a luxury that I would appreciate a lot.

Angie B said...

Now that we have two kids a night at a hotel seems like a dream come true!

@a_m_rs said...

a night away from home is exciting. Don't have to worry about anything and just enjoy the sight seeing/visiting. (rafflecopter marie cat)

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Hampton hotels are my favorite! I love the fluffy duvets there. Hmmm, what do I look forward to in a hotel stay? I like comfy beds, and not having to make breakfast (or clean any dishes).

Allison K-P said...

A night at a Hampton Hotel (sans enfants) = finally sleeping in!

Allison K-P said...

A night at a Hampton Hotel (sans enfants) = finally sleeping in!

Elaine Alguire said...

I love the idea of a welcome basket! We had one waiting for us when we went to an out of town wedding and it was so nice! :)

designHER Momma said...

Because I would leave my kids at home and sleep in!!!!!!!

Avitable said...

You mean people in the United States can enter too? Canada is so awesome.

Jenness Mills said...

I'm planning a trip in 2014 so this would come in handy and I'd love to try out their comfy bed.

Sue2Sueper said...

I am looking forward to a night at Hampton Hotel to get away from the everyday!! How about a mini vacation. :-)

SueSueper Sue

Anonymous said...

Over the holidays it is stressful and joyful to see family and old friends! it would be a wonderful day and evening for a free night in a Hampton Hotel!!

Splendid Events said...

Fantastic contest Loukia! What a great way to spoild family members who are visiting Ottawa for the holidays. A real treat and stress-free for everyone!

mamawee said...

I love my children, and can't imagine travelling without them - but have ONE night away to ourselves would be amazing

Aubrey Laine said...

Because we have a 4 month old and life has been BUSY! It would be great to get away for a little bit.
rafflecopter name: Alaine

Alicia said...

There is no better gift than spending time with family. I would love to take our kids on a kini getaway.

entretien ménager à Montréal said...

A change of pace is always welcome, out of the monotony of every day, forget the responsibilities and breathe fully waw

ginette4 said...

Would love a night away, was thinking about going to St. Jacobs market (I know it burnt down) but still want to go and this would be great to win!

lisa neutel said...

I would love a night away with my hubby..it's been awhile since we had some alone time from my kids ...this wou.d be awesome

Bev said...

I would be grateful for a mini-vacation to forget about the stress at work and enjoy time at the Hampton hotel!

won said...

I'm looking forward to a night at a Hampton Hotel because it'd mean our cruise vacation is thisclose!

Wendy T

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I'm looking forward to a night at Hampton Inn, because when we go to visit our relatives in Southern California, we always stay at low-budget Hotels -- so this would be a real treat!
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Anonymous said...

Love to take my kids on a mid winter mini vacation!

Magnolius T. said...

I am looking forward to a night out in Guelph and a stay at the Hampton there. (Maggie)

Amirah said...

I`ve never stayed at a Hampton, so it would be nice to experience it and have a little getaway...ty for the chance :)

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