There are so many reasons why people love staying at luxury hotels, but the hospitality is what they remember the most. From room service to cozy pillows, we often dream of days spent enveloped in comfort and indulgence. If staying in one of these hotels can’t happen soon enough, you can bring the luxury experience home.
Before we get into at-home hospitality tips, you should know that Lennar’s Parkland Bay community is about to release the Signature Collection, featuring luxurious estate homes on oversized homesites. With an elegant selection of some of our most popular home designs, plus an exclusive new floor plan, the Signature Collection will soon be open for pre-construction reservations. If living like you’re in a luxury hotel sounds like the life for you, then you can’t miss this opportunity!
In the meantime, here are some great tips on how to bring luxury hotel hospitality home for you and your guests:
Cozy Bathroom Amenities
Everyone loves a good fluffy robe, towel and slippers, and now you can bring comfort into your bathroom with your own luxury bath amenities. Find the perfect pair of cozy waffle-weave slippers that complement your robe for a matching hotel-like set, or buy an extra set for guests to make them feel like they’re staying in a five-star hotel.
Indulgent Bath Products
You don’t need a deep soaking tub or high-end rain shower to feel like you’re being pampered in a hotel bathroom (although they certainly help). Indulgent bath products found in top hotels also do the trick. Next time you’re out shopping, opt for a more luxurious brand for your cleanser, shampoo and even moisturizer to indulge your skin. You can also leave a set of some fancy products for your guests in their bathroom or in a cute welcome basket.
Elevate Your Bedroom
If you’re looking for year-round hotel comfort, purchase a new set of crisp white sheets. Your favorite hotel may even have its own sheet collection that you can buy online for you and your guests. To really simulate the hotel experience at home, spring for a whole new hotel-grade mattress!
Classy Food and Drinks
Be your own room service by setting yourself up with an abundant breakfast tray to enjoy with a fresh pot of coffee or tea in the morning. Grab some fresh fruit and baked goods from your local grocery store and arrange them on a classy silver tray to make your breakfast feel more elevated. In the evening, enjoy pre-made cocktails you can store in your fridge for your own minibar experience.
Top off your at-home hospitality experience with lively florals around the house. Flowers typically decorate hotel lobbies and rooms, especially when certain flowers are in-season. Stop by your local florist and grab some arrangements to make your home feel elegant and uplifting for you and your guests.
Whether you’re planning on hosting an outdoor Halloween party or just want to enjoy fall with décor from the warmer end of the color wheel, an outdoor space is a perfect spot to get in the seasonal spirit. Decorating anything from a small front porch to an expansive backyard can be a great way to shift into the change of seasons, and it offers an excuse to spend quality time with the family or have some friends over. Ahead are some of our favorite simple ways to transform an outdoor space into a seasonal retreat.
One of the easiest and most iconic decorations for this time of year, pumpkins are perfect for your front patio, deck or backyard. Keep them as is, or get creative by carving interesting shapes into them. If you don’t want to get your hands too dirty, painting is a great way to fit them into whatever theme you’ve got going and offers a perfect opportunity to do some crafts with friends or family. Varying sizes can often create a more interesting visual.
You’ve raked and raked and now you’ve got trash bags filled with dead leaves. But don’t throw all of them out – they can make great crafting supplies for fall décor. They can easily be used in a homemade wreath, or strategically placed around and underneath pumpkins or other decorations to create a more complex look.
Wreaths can be fun craft projects, and a great addition to your front or back door. They can easily serve as holiday pieces for Halloween or Thanksgiving, or you can stick to more natural elements such as leaves and little pumpkins to keep it up all season long.
If you’ve got some bigger planters hanging around, or planter boxes, fill them with seasonal florals such as mums, marigolds or even sunflowers. These kinds of seasonal plants also make great center pieces on an outdoor dining set.
If your outdoor lounging set is feeling a bit drab, some warm-toned outdoor pillows will perk the space right up. There are lots of holiday or themed outdoor pillows on the market, but if you want them to last all season long, stick to basic colors and patterns. Mustard yellows, terra cotta oranges and natural browns will last months. Plus, outdoor pillows are an effortless way to make your space feel more thoughtful and intentional.
If you’re hosting – even just some friends over for a casual outdoor get-together – a seasonal cocktail and hors d’oeuvre platter will not only taste delicious but can be a perfect centerpiece for the table. Seasonal touches to a charcuterie board like mini pumpkins, local honey or cranberries over some brie will add a thoughtful touch that not only looks great but is simple to do.
Sprucing up your outdoor space doesn’t have to be a chore – minor edits and tweaks can go a long way without breaking the bank. These are just some ways to celebrate the changing of the seasons in your new Lennar home.
The wait is almost over! Lennar’s highly anticipated community, Polo Ranch, grand opens on October 16th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lennar invites interested home shoppers to attend the event and tour three professionally decorated model homes, as well as enjoy local food trucks, live music, giveaways and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about this collection of spacious single-family homes for sale in Scotts Valley and Lennar’s Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® floorplan, which is making its debut in this area.
“We’re so excited to grand open three beautiful model homes from our long-awaited Polo Ranch community alongside a Next Gen home that is new to the area and can accommodate a variety of distinctive needs,” said Julie Wrighton, Director of Marketing for Lennar Bay Area. “Nestled in a fantastic Scotts Valley neighborhood, Polo Ranch puts residents a short drive away from desirable destinations in the Bay, like Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos and downtown Santa Cruz. This is one event you won’t want to miss – we hope to see you there!”
Polo Ranch offers a collection of three single-family home designs. These large two-story floorplans range from approximately 3,329 to 3,831 square feet with four to five bedrooms and three and one-half to four and one-half bathrooms. These new homes for sale in Scotts Valley showcase the ultimate in contemporary design: open living areas ideal for entertaining, gourmet kitchens, California Rooms for outdoor living, flexible bonus rooms and more.
The Residence 3 plan showcases Lennar’s popular Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® design. This plan offers a main home with an attached private suite, complete with its own separate entrance, living area with kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. Completely flexible, the possibilities for how you can use the private suite are endless: double up with aging parents or transform the space into a home office, study area for students, home gym and more.
All homes also come complete with Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® program, which not only facilitates the homebuying process, but provides homeowners with tremendous value. Your dream home comes with GE® stainless steel appliances, quartz or granite countertops, home automation and much more – all at no additional cost. And whether you’re working from home or the kid’s love to stream, every home features whole-home wifi coverage with no dead spots, also at no extra cost.
Polo Ranch homeowners will also benefit from exciting community amenities right on-site, including a pocket park with a basketball half-court and two playgrounds and over 90 acres of open space which includes a 32-acre conservation with redwoods and oak trees. Nestled in Scotts Valley, residents are also a short commute from an abundance of recreation, entertainment and shopping, both local and nearby.
For more information or to join the interest list for these new homes in Scotts Valley at Polo Ranch, visit www.lennar.com/bayarea or call 888-216-2330.
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