Key Card Sleeves and Folders: How to Make the Best Use of Them

Providing a memorable guest experience is one of the most important goals for all hotels. From their interactions with team members to the small details of their room, every aspect of their stay matters. Upon check-in, hotels have the opportunity to kick start a great experience through key card sleeves and folders. 

Not only do these accessories keep room keys secure, but they also provide an opportunity to connect with guests, promote your hotel’s amenities, and much more. This extra space allows space for your boutique hotel to get creative with unique design and marketing. 

At Front Desk Supply, we have been helping independent and boutique hotels create noteworthy designs for key card folders and sleeves for years. From bright and colorful photos to clean and informative designs, we know how to capture each hotel’s personality. 

If you are looking to customize your hotel’s key card sleeves and folders, reach out to us, and our team will be happy to assist you.  

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These are the most common ways boutique hotels utilize key card sleeve and folder space: 

Basic Information

Key card folders and sleeves are great places to provide information that your guests need to know for their stay. 

You are already paying for the holders, so we encourage our customers to make full use of the space to convey information about their property.  We have seen all of the below implemented previously and are happy to help with your design.

You can include information such as: 

  • Room number 
  • Hotel address
  • Hotel website
  • Important phone numbers 
    • Front desk 
    • Room service 
    • Concierge
  • Check-in and check-out times
  • WiFi Instructions
  • Transportation options 
  • Social media handles 
  • Key card and door lock instructions 

Maps 

Maps are incredibly useful for guests who are not familiar with the area or your hotel. This feature saves them from spending time finding directions and more time enjoying their stay. Along with a helpful map, your boutique hotel can take it a step further by adding information about your on-site facilities such as gift shops, restaurants, bars, and recreational activities.  

Discounts and Promotions

Guests love taking advantage of hotel discounts and promotions. To enhance their experience, include any specials your hotel is providing during that time onto their key card holder or sleeve. This will be a pleasant surprise for them to discover as they use their room key for the first time. 

Visuals 

Along with your room keys, folders and sleeves create the perfect canvas for a gorgeous design. Captivate your guests with photos of your hotel, your city, or your hotel’s lifestyle. If you are looking for a custom design, reach out to us. Our team of graphic artists can help you create an eye-catching look at represents your hotel. 

Words From Staff 

Aside from a warm welcome from valet and front desk team members upon check-in, some hotels like to add a more personal touch with a welcome letter from the general manager or owner. This detailed approach helps create long term relationships with guests. 

Feedback 

The most impactful way to measure the success of your hotel is through guest satisfaction. Providing space for guests to share their opinions at the end of their stay helps team members understand what they need to work on. Many independent hotels utilize the extra room on their key card folders and sleeves to provide a short questionnaire for guests to fill out. Since they are keeping their room keys close throughout their trip, this doesn’t require guests to put in extra effort to leave feedback.