THE PERFECT FIT
Hot tubs that add desirability to your holiday offering…
A hot tub not only adds a touch of luxury but can also increase occupancy and revenue by up to 60%. The year of 2020 has been a year to remember with a huge demand in holidaying in the UK and in particular choosing accommodation that allows you to have your own space and privacy. This trend is set to continue in 2021 with many properties up on bookings for the year. According to Google, holiday cottages with hot tubs was the third most searched holiday phrase this year, up by 300% compared to the previous year.
A HOT TUB NOT ONLY ADDS A TOUCH OF LUXURY BUT CAN ALSO INCREASES OCCUPANCY AND REVENUE BY UP TO 60%.
A hot tub allows families and loved ones to reconnect and spend quality time together – something we all appreciate even more so after the Lockdowns of 2020. People are also focusing on their wellness much more and a hot tub can help with this – soothing aches and pains, reducing anxiety and stress and relieving headaches. All reasons that may inspire a customer to book a holiday property with a hot tub. A Platinum Spas Holiday Let hot tub is the perfect addition to holiday cottages, holiday parks, leisure parks and glamping locations. Platinum Spas is part of the UK’s leading distributor Superior Spas, soon to become Superior Wellness. Renowned for quality and innovation at affordable prices with unrivalled warranties. The Holiday Let hot tub is designed to be minimal maintenance to offer site or cottage owners the perfect solution. Specific to the holiday sector, the Holiday Let hot tub seats five people with 40 jets – perfect for families or a group of friends. Platinum Spas are also looking at introducing a holiday let hot tub for four people – perfect for a couple or small families. The hot tub meets the HSG282 regulations; which are the guidelines for businesses to be able to offer a hot tub for financial gains.
Many people ask about the pitfalls and problems as it surely can’t be all about increasing revenue. Gareth Ward, Sales Director, Superior Spas advises: “We do get a number of queries from potential buyers and this is a common question. The constant upkeep, care and maintenance is the biggest downfall. “You need to look after your hot tub and ensure you provide the care and maintenance it needs and stick to the guidelines. However, the increase in revenue you will receive in terms of price per night and occupancy will outweigh any time and money spent on the upkeep,” continues Gareth and adds: “We recommend that the hot tub is replaced approximately every five years depending on usage. No matter where you are you are always in control with your hot tub. You can add theWiFi module to monitor the status and access the settings of your hot tub from anywhere in the world.
“THE INCREASE IN REVENUE YOU WILL RECEIVE IN TERMS OF PRICE PER NIGHT AND OCCUPANCY WILL OUTWEIGH ANY TIME AND MONEY SPENT ON THE UPKEEP.” - Gareth Ward, Platinum Spas
The app provides you with the interface to control all of your hot tub functions, transforming your mobile devices into a remote control using a wireless or cellular internet connection. You can set your temperature settings and choose your preferred setting for water care including super energy savings and weekender. To use this app, you need the in.touch 2 modules from Gecko Alliance. There is no compatibility with the in.touch first generation. Connect it to any smartphone or tablet. The perfect app for owners who want to connect their hot tubs to the internet – saving you time and money.
Although this year has seen unprecedented demands for all types of hot tubs, Platinum Spas have still been able to supply the holiday let hot tub. Gareth reassures: “We have seen a huge increase in demand this year for our holiday let hot tub and the lead times have increased due to this. “I would advise you to plan in advance and order your hot tub now to ensure it arrives in time for the start of the season for next year. Don’t wait until the new year as you may miss out on additional revenue by not having one sooner.”
Superior Spas work with the largest dealer network across the UK, who distribute the holiday let hot tubs on their behalf. They don’t offer any special arrangements such as lease or buy-back offers and currently work with Sykes Cottages as their preferred hot tub supplier, is the personal touch and the proximity. They are on hand to answer your queries and some offer training and guidance tailored to you. “They also offer a great service and I would advise you to purchase from them rather than an online hot tub retailer where the service level may be poor and they could be a long distance from you.”
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