When you’re touring or in between incalls, a hotel room may serve as your home base. Escorts regularly entertain clients during encounters from hotel rooms, but it may never quite feel comfortable. Clients enjoy seeing escorts in their incalls because it seems like they’re visiting a mistress at her home. And, while a hotel can be fun for a quick tryst, some clients are looking for something more. Additionally, as an escort, you may wind up spending a considerable amount of time at your hotel, between encounters and while scheduling clients for future visits.
Due to the demands placed on your temporary incall, it’s important to exert efforts to make it as comfortable as possible. And, while you still should abide by all the rules you apply to the decor you use in your incall, you can still personalize your hotel room to make it feel homier. Utilize some of these tips to soften up the boring and impersonal decor featured in many hotel rooms:
- Jazz up the bedding. According to many travel studies, the last thing you want to do is rest your naked (or nearly naked) body on the bedspread. Crawling with germs and invisible substance stains, the bedspread is the first thing you should focus your attention on. If you’re traveling from a long distance, carrying a comforter with you may not be a viable solution. However, you can easily fit a duvet cover into your luggage. Covering the bedspread with a duvet cover will instantly change its appearance and allow you to rest on it without thinking of all the germs you’re coming into direct contact with. Depending on the hotel you’re spending your time at, the sheets may be high quality items. However, you can further personalize the bedding by adding your own sheets. Egyptian, high thread-count sheets can make your bed feel luxurious and just like home. Finally, add a few decorative pillows to the bed to make it look more comfortable and inviting.
- Personalize the decor. Most hotel rooms’ decor is pretty bland and sterile. While they may feature “art” and a few decorative pieces, most of the items in your room are intended to be functional, not attractive. It doesn’t take much to enhance your room a little: add a few figurines or knick knacks, change out the art on the wall with something you like better and place a vase or two of fresh flowers around the room. Fling a jacket or scarf over a chair to make your room look more lived in, and place a book on the nightstand. Consider putting out a digital frame with scenic pictures on it that will give a more personal touch to the decor. Avoid including personal pictures of family members and friends in the digital frame; too much personal information should not be shared with clients.
- Use candles to set the mood. Candles can create a romantic atmosphere instantly. Lighting a few around the room and turning off the lights create a setting that not only is romantic, but it is also flattering to the naked body. Scented candles can provide aromatherapy or a nice alternative to stale air that is common to most hotel rooms. Finally, if you don’t feel comfortable lighting candles in your hotel room due to fire hazards, plug in a tart warmer with a neutral scent that will freshen up your room.
- Fool yourself into feeling like you’re at home through music. Most upscale hotels feature clock radios or other electronic devices with iPod docks or MP3 connections. Bring your device with various playlists ready for you and your clients. Create romantic, sexy and standard playlists that are suitable for various parts of your encounters with clients. Some clients request special music, and you should try to find some tunes that will please them. Don’t forget to create playlists that are just for you, too. You may want one to play as you get ready for clients or one to exercise to while you’re away from home. If your hotel room doesn’t have a device you can use for your music, bring along mid-quality mini speakers to plug into your device.
- A suite is more like home than a simple hotel room. If your budget will allow it and the hotel has them available, book a suite instead of a standard room. That extra space provided by a suite makes it feel like a mini condo or apartment, giving a more personal feel to your temporary incall. Effectively, in a suite, you have a reception area where you can chat briefly with your client before the fun begins, which helps a client become comfortable with you. Get a suite that has a distinctive separate space for the bedroom, which will make retiring to a private area seem that much more exciting. Additionally, a suite gives you more space to hide your luggage and to live in as you spend time between clients. You don’t have to watch television, communicate with clients, tend to marketing duties and sleep all in the same room. Not only does a suite seem more comfortable to clients, but it also feels that way to you, too.
- Provide refreshments. At a hotel, you may generally have the offerings of the mini-bar to give to clients. However, by stocking up on some refreshments of your own, you provide a much more personalized feel to the encounter. Wine, champagne and imported beer are good options, just as bottled water or soda are. Keep some high-end snacks around, too, such as cheese, crackers and gourmet cookies. If your clients feel you’ve gone to the trouble of having things around they may like, your hotel room seems less and less like a transient stop and more like a well-planned temporary apartment.
- Move in. Hang up your clothes, take your toiletries to the bathroom and settle in. It’s not fun living out of a suitcase. Put things into drawers and in the closet so you can easily find your items without having to sift through piles of things in your luggage. Find a place for your purse and keys; set up your laptop and make your space your own. However, as you put your personal items out in the bathroom, avoid leaving them out accessible for clients. Find a drawer or bring a lockable bag to keep them in while your clients are around. Leave out items they can use, such as the hotel soap and shampoo.
- Select your hotel carefully. Some hotels will lend themselves to personalization and comfort more than others. For instance, boutique hotels are much more “homey” than their monster-chain counterparts. They provide more personal service, better options and unique rooms. However, at the same time, they may also provide you with less privacy. When you stay at a hotel with fewer rooms, the comings and goings of your visitors become much more obvious. Unless you have your own separate entrance at a bed and breakfast or hotel, consider bypassing this option. As you select a larger hotel where you will be less conspicuous, carefully examine the photos of the rooms ahead of time and select ones that appear to be decorated in ways similar to your own taste. If you can’t find one you like, look for hotel rooms featuring neutral colors that are easy to personalize with a few accessories. Opt for hotels that have been recently updated and remodeled.
- Get some fresh air. If your suite has a balcony with a door to it, open it up and enjoy the fresh air. Allowing the outdoors in will help to get rid of the stale hotel air common to all hotel rooms. If you don’t have a balcony, attempt to open a window. Opening windows can make your room feel more like home, especially during weather you might have your windows open at home, such as during spring and fall. And, as you will likely be busy with clients pretty much full time, getting some fresh air through the windows also helps you avoid the desire to blow off work and enjoy the outdoors instead of your clients.
- Declutter your room. In most hotel rooms, there’s a plethora of pamphlets, brochures and other items that cater to tourists. There are also pens and hotel stationary, along with a room service menu and other hotel “need-to-know” flyers. Odds are, there may be a telephone book prominently displayed on the desk or nightstand. Hide all of these things away from plain view. Seeing all of these items only makes you feel like you’re in a borrowed room, seeking the advice of the concierge. Getting rid of this stuff makes your room look much less cluttered and less like a temporary landing spot.
- Rearrange your room. Some hotel rooms don’t lend themselves to easy rearranging, anchoring down anything slightly mobile. But, if you can, switch the lamps around and move the chairs and the desk. Change the position of the sofa. By rearranging the room, you take away that standard hotel-room arrangement and can make it into something resembling a home or small studio apartment. In addition to making it appear less hotel-like, you can also arrange the room to your personal likes and comfort. Perhaps, you like a softer light in the bathroom and detest the sound of the exhaust fan as you get ready each day; move a lamp into the bathroom. Feel free to move any items that are not attached to walls or floors. And, don’t worry about moving them back before you check out. Surprisingly, hotel housekeeping staff members are accustomed to visitors changing the arrangement of the rooms.