At Cottage Inn by The Sea, we pride ourselves on providing comfortable accommodations with unbeatable coastal views and a friendly staff; but sometimes we have to go to the experts in other fields to help put the icing on the cake when creating memories that last a lifetime.
One example of this is when we partner with Jessica from Flowers To You By Jessica, a local Pismo Beach business, specializing in floral designs. Jessica and her team produce unique romance and welcome arrangements at the request of guests surprising a loved one, as well as other extraordinary touches to make guests feel special.
We had an opportunity to speak with Jessica about her method and approach to making guests feel extra loved.
Q: What are the different kinds of decoration packages you offer and what’s included in each?
A: We offer a few different kinds of packages:
A Romance Package includes:
- Rose petals sprinkled all over the room, bed & bathroom
- A long stemmed rose on each pillow
- Chocolate truffles on the nightstands
- Bubble bath and a candle placed in the bathroom
A Honeymoon Package includes:
- All elements of the Romance Package PLUS
- One dozen long stemmed roses
- Sparkling cider
- Two champagne glasses
- Four chocolate dipped strawberries or truffles (depending on the season)
- Gourmet Farmer’s Market Basket with fresh fruit (seasonal)
- Cheese and Cracker Basket with gourmet cheeses
- A La Carte floral services
Q: What’s the most elaborate decoration display you’ve done?
A: The most elaborate room decoration I have done included arranging a gourmet chef to meet me at the room to set up a romantic candlelight dinner. I filled the bathtub with warm water and placed floating candles in it. Additionally, I included the Romance Package amenities with rose petals sprinkled throughout the room, plus four dozen long-stemmed roses. The celebrating couple arrived just minutes after the décor was completed. They were able to enjoy a warm meal and have a special engagement evening.
Q: Are the decorations ever seasonal?
A: The basic Romance Package is never seasonal; the amenities are available all year long. However, because strawberries are seasonal, the Honeymoon package includes chocolate-dipped strawberries that are often substituted for gourmet chocolate truffles in winter. During Valentine’s Day the packages are subject to increased pricing.
Q: How did you start creating these displays in hotels?
My first room decoration was at Cottage Inn by the Sea nearly 10 years ago. At that time I was servicing the lobby and breakfast room weekly with fresh flowers. A guest approached me one day and asked me to do something special for him while he and his wife were away wine tasting that day. I came up with the Romance Package and have since expanded my guest room services.
Q: How can a future Cottage Inn guest arrange to have their room decorated?
A: Guests can book a room decoration by calling me directly: 805.431.0226 or emailing me: email@example.com Romance Packages are a great way to spice up your hotel stay, and surprise your partner with something they have never experienced before!