When planning your multifunctional room, some points should not be forgotten, as some are difficult to add later. The attention and implementation of the most important features of a bike & ski room are the "make or break" point, which gives your bike or ski room that certain something and where your guests like to stay and feel comfortable.
The 7 most important demands you should make of your multifunctional room can be found here!
1. sufficient storage facilities
To ensure order in your multifunctional room, you should provide your guests with sufficient storage options. This way they can easily store their bikes, skis, snowboards, helmets, shoes, equipment and personal items. When determining how many lockers you need, it's best to use the number of rooms as a guide. To ensure a sufficient number of boot dryers, lockers and bike, ski and snowboard racks, consider the maximum bed occupancy (including extra beds) when planning. Anticipate that some guests may arrive with more than one bike, pair of skis or snowboard. Space should not be at a premium even with changing guests. So plan for additional storage for late departing or early arriving guests.
2. intuitive use
To make the flow of your multi-function room as smooth as possible for your guests, consider intuitive use of the space when planning. A bike or ski room should have as little signage as possible. Your guests should encounter as few obstacles as possible. It is best to set up the multifunctional room in a kind of lock system.
What is a lock system in the multifunction room?
Instead of simply distributing the equipment randomly around the room, it makes sense to consider in advance how the multifunctional room should be set up. When guests arrive, they should first be able to take off their bikes, skis and snowboards and then take off their boots. Only after these steps have been completed do guests proceed to the lockers. This is especially useful to allow for an almost smooth flow.
Your guests pass through the multifunction room at least twice a day. Now that the airlock system makes the room less hectic, it's important to consider the design of the multifunction room. None of your guests want to start their day in a cold, bare room, do they? Therefore, some aspects should be considered when setting up.
Photos of the biking or skiing area or of bikers or skiers will give the room a certain feel-good factor and trigger guests' anticipation of skiing, snowboarding or biking. In addition to these more obvious design ideas, there are still some important points that you should not forget under any circumstances.
These points are not to be neglected:
- Bright lighting creates a friendly ambience
- Room dividers break the sound
- The highest shoe drying module should be about 30 centimeters lower than the room height
- as little signage as possible (intuitive use of space)
- Electric doors are optional, but significantly increase comfort
- A shower in the ski room pleases those guests who still do sports on the day of departure
To increase the comfort of your guests and reduce your cleaning costs, it makes sense to make the multifunctional room accessible to your guests from the parking lot or underground garage (by car). This way, your guests don't have to walk all over the hotel with their equipment and dirty shoes, and for your guests, the direct access provides a certain comfort. It is important here to consider already during the planning how the access should be set.
We are happy to help! Each bike and ski room is individually customizable. We plan with you the multifunctional room of your dreams entirely according to your wishes. Whether materials of the lockers or equipment of the room, we will help you to fulfill your wishes.
5. good soil
To keep your multifunctional room in good condition for as long as possible and protect it from damage, it makes sense to invest in a good, durable and robust floor. We will be happy to advise you on the selection of the right materials!
Once you have decided on a floor of your choice, it is important to provide slip resistance in your multi-function room. In winter there is an increased risk of slipping due to melted snow and in summer on rainy days.
Provide non-slip floor mats, especially in the entry and exit areas.
Regular cleaning of your multifunction room is essential. To ensure cleanliness and hygiene, mount as much as possible on the wall to clean the floor quickly and easily. Our wall mounts for bikes, e-bikes, skis and snowboards are ideal for this purpose. Our boot dryers and lockers are also suitable for mounting on the wall.
7. do not forget helmets
Helmet storage and drying not forgotten! Helmet storage keeps your multifunction room tidy. Helmets are compulsory for children up to 12 years old! Please note, if you already have a ski room, that 10 years ago helmets were not compulsory and you should therefore provide suitable storage for the helmets.
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