Do Your Guests See Genuine Gratitude From You?

Gratitude costs nothing and yet means so much. As a positive, bed and breakfast innkeepers are both warm and welcoming. Guests tend to prefer that to being treated like a number (which can happen at some hotels).

Firstly, gratitude is defined as the quality (or feeling) of being grateful or thankful. Similarly, genuine means that it is real, heartfelt, and sincere. Furthermore, the key is to show genuine gratitude to those with whom we meet (especially bed and breakfast guests).

Meanings of Gratitude

  • Agreeable or welcome
  • Expressing gratitude (such as a writing a letter)
  • Pleasing to the mind or senses
  • Thankful for the help you received
  • Warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received

Ways to Show It

For example, gratitude, when consulting a thesaurus, has several synonyms that make complete sense:

  • Acknowledgment (such as warmly greeting your guests during their arrival)
  • Appreciativeness (thoughtfully showing your genuine appreciation)
  • Recognition (of their value as honored guests)
  • Responsiveness (readily and respectfully responding to the needs of your guests)
  • Thanksgiving (celebrating each guest for staying in your accommodations)

Notably, Thanksgiving in the United States is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. Thus, perhaps that is why November has officially been designated as “National Gratitude Month.” Over social media, during the month of November, when you express gratitude, use the hashtag #NationalGratitudeMonth.

Benefits of Expressing It

  • Experience greater happiness (as well as more joy and pleasure)
  • Feel higher levels of positive emotions (including optimism)
  • Feel less lonely and isolated
  • Forgive others easier
  • Have stronger immune systems
  • Have lower blood pressure
  • Less bothered by aches and pains
  • More alert, alive, and awake
  • More likely to exercise and take better care of your health
  • Show helpfulness, generosity, and compassion
  • Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking

Guests Shown Gratitude

  • Are more likely to return
  • Feel more welcomed
  • Have a better guest experience

Bed & Breakfast Consulting Is Grateful For Our Clients

In conclusion, Consultants Rob Sales and Lori Blass are both grateful for our clients. Therefore, we appreciate their responsiveness to our bed and breakfast consulting and real estate advice. Thus, we look forward to working with more innkeepers (and soon-to-be innkeepers).