Happy birthday! How to surprise guests


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The Refinery hotel in New York City gives guests that celebrate their birthday at the hotel a special gift. They receive a complimentary personalized birthday cake designed by the Magnolia Bakery.

All the ladies who loved to watch ‘Sex and the City’ are familiar with the Magnolia Bakery with its great looking cupcakes, cookies and lovely stores. And if you’d ever visited one of the stores, you probably had to wait in line to get in the shop. Just like I once did with my daughters. So what better way to celebrate the birthday of your girl and surprise her with a night at a great hotel and a birthday cake from Magnolia Bakery to top it off? The Refinery hotel knows how to surprise its guests!

Inspiration: How to surprise guests on special occasions

What’s a really attractive and special product from the surroundings of your restaurant or hotel? And I don’t mean a jar of jelly or a box of chocolates, but something special which makes celebrating a birthday at your hotel or restaurant a must for a special group of guests. I once went to restaurant La Coupole in Paris to celebrate my birthday. There waiters will sing ‘happy birthday’ a cappella at your table! And you would be surprised how many people are celebrating their birthday at this restaurant, every day! If you have found a special celebration gesture… don’t forget to let your future guests know!

The Refinery Hotel

The Refinery Hotel is located in New York City’s Garment District. The Refinery hotel used to be a high-end tea salon in 1912 but is now a modern hotel with loft-like guestrooms and an industrial-chic design. Check out their website for a look and feel of this high-end hotel. They even blog at least once a week and use social media in a refreshing way. Great to check out as inspiration for hoteliers all over the world.

Magnolia Bakery

A well-known bakery which originated from New York City’s West Village where they started in 1996. Magnolia Bakery has been cherished for its classic American baked goods, vintage decor and warm, inviting atmosphere. Nowadays Magnolia Bakery has locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Tokyo, Moscow City, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Kuwait City and Doha. They’re franchising the concept worldwide. ^Marjolein van Spronsen

Bron: The Luxury Travel Advisor

Website: The Refinery hotel

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