Celebrities are treated differently everywhere they go. Stars don’t see things the same way that a normal person, regardless of their fame or wealth.
Australia has decades of experience hosting major sporting events, and, as a result, hotels are now well equipped to look after athletes and their various requirements.
One of these situations is staying in a hotel. Professional athletes, for instance, travel a lot during off-seasons, and they stay at many hotels throughout the year. Professional athletes have a different experience with hotel stays than the rest of us. Continue reading to discover seven main differences between professional athletes’ stays and yours, even if you stay in the same hotel.
The check-in process for athletes is often different than the usual. The check-in packet will be left behind by staff, regardless of whether the host hosts one athlete or an entire team. Sometimes players can receive their keys before they arrive, so they don’t need to go through the entire check-in process. Athletes must be checked in quickly and allowed to go to their rooms. To maintain privacy, athletes may not be allowed to enter the main entrance.
ENHANCED PROFESSIONALISM & SECURITY
The management often sets clear rules for staff when professional athletes or other celebrities stay in hotels. Hotel staff can’t ask for autographs, photos or share information about the guests’ stay on social media. The hotel staff must exceed their expectations to ensure that athletes have a pleasant and relaxing stay.
Celebrities and athletes may request extra security in their rooms.
CONFERENCE AND MEETING ROOM USAGE
A hotel can provide meeting and conference rooms for professional athletes, especially whole teams. This space can review plays, hold group meetings and discuss important information before and during games or practices. This is crucial for reviewing and preparing plays.
Athletes are often given early call times to get to practice or the stadium on time. They must warm up before the game begins. Individual players might have their wake-up times if the entire team stays in a hotel. The hotel must arrange this to ensure that the players get up on time.
Professional athletes need special access to places other guests can’t get. They need extra space to exercise, meet with their physical therapist and do many other things. The staff must plan for these needs, regardless of whether they are in the hotel or elsewhere.
NO SPECIAL TREATMENT
Although athletes may require special attention when they stay at hotels, they don’t usually get a lot of extra treatment. Unless they are a well-known athlete, most players don’t have special rooms. This is especially true if the entire team is traveling together. Some rookie players may even need to share rooms.
Although the hotel should not have any rules regarding athletes, managers and coaches may ask staff for help in enforcing some rules, such as lights out at a specific time or having certain call times.