HOW TO
Guest bedroom designed by Melissa Amos of Parlor 430

Elevate Your Guest Room to Five Diamonds

Creating an exceptional stay for your guests is a learned skill, and Melissa Amos of Parlor 430 gives us her tips to set up your home for the best guest experience possible.
Melissa Amos

Melissa Amos

Melissa Says…

Living in Las Vegas provides ample opportunities to experience what five diamond guest suites are all about and what makes the exemplary ones rise above. You can create this same experience in your home with a few well thought out design elements and a personalized touch.

Everyone who has ever had the pleasure or pain of staying at someone’s home knows how important the guest room is. You want to be able to retreat to a comfortable and private space to rest and reset and nothing provides that better than a few simple, yet luxurious touches.

Creature Comforts: Sleeping

Bedroom Design by Parlor 430
Design by Parlor 430

Start with the bed; buy a mattress that you would want to sleep on, then sleep on it. Know what your guests are experiencing. Buy the very best linens you can and provide multiple layers of covers for the guest who may be hot or cold. This could be stored in a basket or on a bench placed at the end of the bed.

Offer a pillow menu. This should give guests feather options and down alternate options and these can be arranged in a closet or lovely armoire.

Consider the climate you live in. If it gets hot, install a ceiling fan. If it can be dry, offer a humidifier. If it’s cold, a small stand-alone heater. The more you anticipate, the better the overall experience.

Pretty and Practical: Amenities

Your space doesn’t have to be large but should have room for clothes to hang on hangers you provide and some drawer space or shelving and a full-length mirror. Fresh, fluffy Turkish bath towels are a must, along with a white robe and spa slippers.

A beautiful tray with glass containers holding an assortment of luxury personal items such as soaps, hair products, and scented candles free up your guests’ luggage space. Make these full size, which seems more decadent and won’t end up in a suitcase. Bedside must-haves include water (bottled or in a carafe) and an alarm clock. Pro Tip: Mints or candies elevate the experience.

Bedroom and spa bathroom Design by Parlor 430
Design by Parlor 430

Provide elements to allow for all the electronics that people use today. This can include an accessory basket with chargers and batteries. No one wants to ask for the WiFi password so a well-placed book or sign with the information is always appreciated.

Offer choices in reading material, including some relevant to your locale representing history, architecture, outdoor destinations and things to do. Throw in some current magazines for late night reading.

Channel the “Service Menu” at a beautiful boutique hotel

Not all the guest amenities you provide have to be in the room; extend the guest experience to your kitchen with a coffee station for the early riser and grab-and-go snacks or fruit. It’s the thought and care that goes into creating spaces that will leave an indelible impression and create lasting memories for your guests. Get ready to be known as the five diamond resort.

Kitchen Design by Parlor 430
Design by Parlor 430