It’s vital to ensure that your guests are completely satisfied, but many hoteliers are putting even more focus on the children. For example, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has partnered with nutritionist and author Keri Glassman to create a new JW Kids Menu.
The JW Kids Menu is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is divided into three sections–Kids Nosh, Big Kids and This, That & the Other–that offer a variety of large and small dishes.
Adults aren’t the only ones who need to maintain their diet and exercise while traveling – kids also have to keep an eye on their healthy habits. While traveling, kids have the perfect opportunity to try new things that they can incorporate into their normal routine at home.
The JW Kids Menu focuses on sustainable, organic and locally sourced ingredients. It even comes with an activity book, crayons and a take-home reusable cup to keep the kids entertained.
Other hotels are getting in on the action as well – Hyatt has stepped into the kid scene with new menus, amenities, packages and a summer camp with kids in mind. Hotels now offer such items as baby gear, stuffed animals and children’s bedding.
The Hyatt kids menu includes healthy items such as scrambled eggs and chicken sausage served with toast and a fruit skewer; crunchy baked chicken pops served with a tomato dipping sauce and a garden salad; and chicken and pineapple skewer served with brown rice, apple and sun butter lime dip. It appears that even kids are beginning to eat healthier, with less requests for chicken fingers and French fries.
Even Disney World is adjusting their kids menu at the new Be Our Guest restaurant, offering items like grilled fish with whole grain rice pilaf and turkey meatloaf with broccoli and orange dipping sauce.
The hotel options for kids don’t just stop with food. The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin introduced the new Kohler Kidz program, offering many free activities for children, such as movie nights, hiking, ice skating, garden tours, board games, billiards, bocce, snowshoeing and arts and crafts. Plus, children get free breakfast and can take golf lessons for a fee.
The Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles offers a Little Royals High Tea, a variety of toys kids can choose from at check-in as well as events like a cookie-decorating workshop.
Camp Hyatt, for kids three to 12, features activities with concentration on culture, history and the environment of a property’s location.
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