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22nd Feb 2019

Flowers and Mood

Want to feel happy and satisfied? Then spend some time with a bouquet of flowers.

That’s according to a recent behavioral research study conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, which also discovered that flowers encourage positive social behavior far beyond what is normally believed.

"Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy," explains Dr. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, professor of psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study. In effect, nature is providing us a simple way to improve emotional health in our high-tech, fast-paced life.

Flower and Mood

Researchers also found that:

  • Flowers have an immediate and universal effect on happiness, regardless of whether the recipient was young or old (or somewhere inbetween)
  • Flowers have a lasting, positive effect on moods. Study participants said they felt less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers
  • Flowers bring us closer to our loved ones. Participants also reported that having flowers around led to increased contact with family and friends.

"Now science shows us that not only do flowers make us happier than we know,” Dr. Haviland-Jones concludes. “They have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being."

To read the full study from Rutgers, click here.

24th Feb 2019

VIP Amenities Don't Always Come with a VIP Pricetag

How do you spoil your VIP guests? Express check in/out, butler service, pampering extras in the bathroom, and daily newspapers are common amenities, but what about adding one more personal touch with a vase of the finest fresh flowers?

Alissar Flower arrangement

A pricey, perishable product, flowers are not a common value-add for VIP guests, especially during the low summer season. Savvy hoteliers, however, know that these special guests not only expect a customized floral piece to be waiting for them when they arrive, VIPs are also very pleased to be lavished with a gesture of appreciation from their temporary “home away from home.”

Luckily, VIP Amenities from ALISSAR® means that floral tributes are more affordable than you think.

Alissar flower arrangement

As a part of its Total Floral Solutions, ALISSAR® offers a diverse variable package for guest rooms that includes a wide range of customized floral arrangements & accessories: From a single rose in an elegant vase placed in the bathroom to a sophisticated flower arrangement brightening up a living room, the possibilities are endless.

So how does it work? First, ALISSAR® works with you to create a floral menu that matches your hotel’s interior, botanical preferences and budget. Then ALISSAR® assigns an in-house florist to keep track of all floral amenities, their production and expiry dates, and a schedule for refreshing each and every stem. And because we maintain a strict cold chain, we guarantee that our arrangements will maintain their freshness for three days/four nights.

Alissar flower arrangement

This is how your VIP amenities instantly become more cost effective: Instead of charging a large, all-in-one fee for each arrangement, we simply divide the cost of the flowers over three days/four nights. And don’t forget, ALISSAR rents all of the vases and accessories, only charging you for the flowers themselves.

Contact us today to learn more about how our VIP Floral Amenity system can help your hotel continue to distinguish itself from other properties.