Holiday Inn Resorts announced that little travelers aged four through to 12 years old can try their hand ‘working’ in key aspects of a hotel or resort through its Little Big Hotelier program, a unique edutainment experience, bringing to life learning through role-playing, this program is on offer across each of its resort properties across South East Asia.
To help these children gain real-world experience, Little Big Hotelier offers kids the opportunity to see the inner workings of their resort property as they take up roles in key departments, learning new skills while they have fun with other children, all under the guidance of the Holiday Inn Hotelier crew and their supportive parents.
Shantha de Silva, Head of Resorts and Thailand and Indonesia at IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) said, “The Holiday Inn Little Big Hotelier program helps empower children to embrace the world as their classroom. From restaurants to housekeeping, recreation to engineering. A resort is the perfect environment for children to gain invaluable skills, be it effective communication, interaction with others, basic culinary and recreation skills.
“Children of various nationalities and ages, can come together to spend their day with our crew and have a whale of a time learning not only the operational aspects of running a hotel but also learning from each other and the multiple resort personalities that they can encounter during their stay.”
To take part in the program, kids register at the resort’s Holiday Inn Kids Club, choosing the time and role they’d like to experience across a variety of jobs – no matter their age group – including:
Along with a Holiday Inn Hotelier, kids can register their fellow Holiday Inn Little Big Hoteliers at hotel reception, checking off all the children who have booked for the program that day.
Kids can check in their fellow Holiday Inn Little Big Hoteliers and guide them to the briefing area where they will be welcomed by their Holiday Inn Hoteliers and given an understanding of how the program that day will run.
Holiday Inn Little Big Hoteliers get to plan and coordinate the activities their fellow Hoteliers will take part in that day at Kids’ Club. whether it is arts and crafts, something active or a group reading activity, this team will have it covered.
Little Big Hoteliers will experience what it is to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the kitchen with the Holiday Inn Hotelier chefs